ABCs Learn & Sing

An easy way to teach pre-schoolers their ABCs.


Google Android | Amazon Fire

Objective

To create a an educational children game within a month.

Description

ABCs Learn & Sing is E4 Software’s second tablet game for the Barnes & Noble’s Nook. It’s an interactive app intended for kids 6 and under to learn the ABCs. The objective is to tap the letters from the bottom of the screen in order.

The game was created by Unity 3D, with a six-man team.

Controls

ABCs Learn & Sing is an app intended to be tapped at any buttons appearing on the screen. One can change the sounds of the game from a girl’s or boy’s voice, as well as play the ABC song.

Development

The ABCs Learn & Sing came about from a “Back to School” promotional event by Barnes & Noble. The goal was to design and develop a game within a month. With a few newly hired artists, the project served as a great introductory project. Once the design papers were thoroughly laid out, the development team worked in a game jam fashion. The sound was outsourced by a local audio professional.

In total, the game took 4 weekends to develop.

Results

While schedule was a bit strained, we’ve managed to develop a complete game many of our younger playtesters greatly enjoyed. The “tap anything, anywhere” nature proved to be inviting for these participants. The individual animations for each letter was well-received as well. Any occasional problems rooted more from miscommunication than the lack of time, allowing us to fix it promptly after the release.

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