*** 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 (MyAdventureGame.com) and
figured, who better than the talented writers and researches at GA to
help us with this task! MyAdventureGame.com 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.
Go to our website (http://MyAdventureGame.com), 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 thats 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)MyAdventureGame.com.
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.
Clarification of Question by
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 MyAdventureGame.com Crew