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Q: MyAdventureGame - Make Us An Edutaining Game (#11) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: MyAdventureGame - Make Us An Edutaining Game (#11)
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: myadventuregame-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 15 Dec 2002 20:18 PST
Expires: 14 Jan 2003 20:18 PST
Question ID: 125189
*** If you've answered our make-a-game question before, please give 
others at least five days to answer it.  Thanks!! ***

We are looking for content on our site ( and     
figured, who better than the talented writers and researches at GA to     
help us with this task! is the source for playing,     
creating, and sharing "choose-your-own-adventure"-style games.  For     
more information on the web-site, please read the Frequently Asked     
Answering this question should be fun and challenging.  Before you     
begin, please make sure that you are up for the task ... this question     
certainly is not for everyone.  If making a game on our website sounds     
is something you WOULDN'T do in your spare time, then this question     
may NOT be for you.     
The Question:       
Go to our website (, create an account (or     
use your existing account), and make a game which that is both     
interesting and educational.  The main idea behind this game is that     
you have fun playing it and walk away learning something.     
The game needs to deal with history, mythology, or some educational
social science, but nothing to analytical (math, programming, etc)
This game also must have at least 30 pages with at least 10 different 
pictures spread throughout the game.  These pictures should have some 
relevance to the page they are on and can be photographs, illustrations, 
or animated GIFs -- whatever you deem appropriate.  Remember, the system 
allows only one picture per page. Also, more pictures add to the game, and 
good games  get great tips!     
Most good games have most pages with 100-150 words, but that’s just a     
rule of thumb.  Pages too short don't get the player in the story,     
pages too long remove interactivity.  This game must feel interactive.     
The history, mythology, or paranormal/supernatural references need to    
be accurate.  Your game shouldn't read like a textbook (remember, it    
should be fun) but at the same time shouldn't contain inaccuracies    
(such as Thor being one of the Greek Gods, for example).  
The talented researcher easterangel-ga answered a similar question.
You can see his answer here:   

Juggler-ga, another excellent researcher, also gave a superb answer: 
Unfortunately, there very limited, if any, instructions available.  We     
have, however, tried to make the game editor as easy to use as     
possible.  Assuming you have an up-to-date internet browser (IE4+,     
NS4+), there will be Pop-Up help on many of the buttons on the     
website.  If you have any specific questions about it, we would be     
more than happy to answer them for you.     
**** IMPORTANT GAME TIP ****      
Also note, it is important to have a good idea of the Start and End of     
your game before creating it on the website.  Planning before hand     
will not only save time but will create a much better end product.      
You will thank yourself later if you do this.     
We apologize for the novella of a question here, but we wanted to make     
things clear.  Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification or to     
emai.  We can be reached by emailing info(at)      
We really look forward to experiencing your game!!!    
Don't forget, the game will be eligible for the $100 contest (see the     
website) and we tip (fairly well) for a job well done.     
Again thanks in advance.

Request for Question Clarification by ragingacademic-ga on 15 Dec 2002 20:32 PST
myadventuregame -

Looks cool, I'm willing to give it a shot.
However, wanted to understand how and when do we collect the $20...?


Clarification of Question by myadventuregame-ga on 16 Dec 2002 06:08 PST
Good Morning ragingacademic:

Thank you for your interest in this question.  I am not really sure
how the process works with G00gle, but we would appreciate that you
wait until after you've completed the answer (i.e., the game) before
actually submitting an answer.  Once you submit the answer to G00gle,
we will then look at the game, and post some feedback.  Generally, we
try to rate your answer within five days.

If some one beats you to answering the question, don't wory about it,
we'll be posting probably another 4 or 5 within the next week or so.

Alex and the Crew
Subject: Re: MyAdventureGame - Make Us An Edutaining Game (#11)
Answered By: xargon-ga on 19 Dec 2002 23:44 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I have made a game based on a rather obscure Bible story, found in
Judges 3:12-30.  It is the story of Ehud, the second judge of Israel
and his deliverence from the hand of the Moabites.  I hope you enjoy

As a sidenote, I thought the editor was actually very user-friendly. 
The only feature that I would like to see is some sort of a tree that
could show you where storylines converged and terminated.  Just a
thought, but I do really like the system!  Let me know if there's
anything else you'd like to see in my story.


Request for Answer Clarification by myadventuregame-ga on 23 Dec 2002 07:08 PST
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer this question!! We
hope you had as much fun creating it as we did reading it.  It was
certainly very interesting and educational.

We certainly like the suggestion and have been trying to think of a
way to automatically generate a Tree System like you described. 
Perhaps now that the programming staff (read "me") has some time to
work on the website programming wise, we can begin to think of a way
to do the tree structure again!

Again, thanks a lot!

Alex and the crew

Clarification of Answer by xargon-ga on 23 Dec 2002 08:40 PST
I'm glad you enjoyed it.  It was fun to do.  Thanks for the tip!
myadventuregame-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.50
An excellent answer!  We really appreciate it.

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