Articulate Guru entry: Nut Factory

The Articulate Guru competition is long over, so it’s about time I shared my entry on my blog. Did I win? Nope, I didn’t, but I am still pretty happy with my demo.

Nut Factory is a game designed to teach nut identification. I was inspired to create a fun game for my daughter, who is allergic to walnuts and pecans. As a 5-year-old, it’s hard to know the difference between an almond, a brazil nut and a cashew… in fact, it’s hard for people of any age. But, when your life depends on it, it’s pretty handy to know your nuts.

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Tell me you don’t want to play

Nut Factory consists of 4 game levels with scoring and even a shop where you can buy cool things with your points.

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A bike for me, please

Before you start Level 1, you are asked which nuts you are allergic to. If you aren’t allergic to any nuts, don’t fret: another version for non-allergic users is coming! For the time being though, just pick a couple of random nuts to see the game’s features in full swing.

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Are you allergic to any of these?

Then, you start at Level 1: Nut Gallery. This is where you learn about the most common nuts, both what they look like and some interesting facts.

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All you ever wanted to know about a walnut

In Level 2: Have a snack, you get to, well, have a snack. Pick some nuts to make your snack, but be careful: you’ll lose points if you pick any of the nuts to which you are allergic (remember how earlier you told the game what you are allergic to?)

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Yay, a badge!

Level 3: Nut Grab, is not what you’re thinking! The game will ask you to identify certain nuts from a line-up, and you’ll use a claw to ‘grab’ them.

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See? Not what you were thinking

Finally, Level 4: Speed Game, is all about collecting as many nuts as you can in 30 seconds. Again, you’ll lose points if you collect any of those pesky allergens.

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Quickly, there’s no time!

Wanna play? Click Play below and give it a try. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

Launch Presentation

 

If you’re interested to know how I created any of the parts of this game, let me know in the comments and I’ll do a post with a how-to video.

Click here if you’d like to see the Articulate Guru winners.

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