This is the third game we have developed here at Didactoons. So I was familiar with many of the trickiest aspects of game development.
This time, we opted for a procedural music integration. Every scene in the menu has its own variation of the main theme. Users can navigate through the scenes and music transforms on the fly. Adjusting the different audio clips to activate at the right time required some fine-tuning.
David Rioja is a video game developer and one of the founders at Didactoons Games, a startup specialized in educational video games. He graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Alcalá where he later completed his studies with a Master's Degree in Video Game Production.
I remember enjoying a lot with Badland (Frogmind) and Monument Valley (ustwo games). I think both games are artistically brilliant and very engaging.
Developing Buddy School took nine months. We were a team of three at the time.
We wanted to make a fun yet educational app, whose difficulty is adapted to the age and abilities of the child to keep them motivated.
I'm happy with the uniqueness of the game. The music, the characters, and even the exercises make me feel happy every time I have to test it.
We want to add exercises that could be a challenge to older players, such as column additions and subtractions o advanced memory tests.
I’d ask them to give us feedback, writing a review or sending us a mail. The best part of my job is replying to user comments and reviews. Knowing that Buddy is helping children to improve their skills make me feel my work is meaningful. In the other hand, very often user’s suggestions have helped us to improve the game.
About App: Are you looking for educational games so your child can have fun and learn at the same time? “Buddy School: Educational Math Games” could be the app you are looking for. The app contains addition, subtraction, times tables for primary, numbers and tallying for preschool kids. Also, the youngest kids can learn their first words in their own language or in any other (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and Korean). All you have to do is change the language! EDUCATIONAL GOALS BY AGE: For preschool kids: aged from 3 to 6 - Learn to recognize numbers and learn the relationship between quantity and number. - Improve speed, attention, and psychomotor skills through play. - Learn first words, letters, consonants and vowels (reading and writing – ABC) in a fun way in their native language: English. - Learn to count (tallying). - Start learning English for kindergarten kids (preschool). - Learn and improve coordination and fine motor skills in the youngest. - Develop visual awareness of different moving shapes and objects. - Develop attention and concentration in kids. For primary kids -aged 6-12- and secondary kids -aged from 12- - Revise counting skills (tallying for the youngest). - Practice sums with appropriate numbers for their age. - Learn to subtract with numbers suiting their level in logic and math. - Learning math logic with logic sequences. - Learn and practice simple times tables (multiplication) and division. - Improve mental math. Kids have no excuse not to practice and revise math operations (counting numbers, sequences, tallying, addition, subtraction, division, simple times tables and multiplication) as Buddy School perfectly combines fun with learning arithmetic and mental math. And parents don’t have any excuse either as this app is educational!! It’s a real educational video game! So now you know: go practice mental math and enjoy learning!!
Date: June 3, 2019
Developer: David Rioja
About developer: David Rioja is a video game developer and one of the founders at Didactoons ... Read more