ABCs Letter Rip! coming soon to iPad

scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
edited November -1 in Announce Your Game!


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  • netdzynrnetdzynr Member Posts: 296
    Looks fun -- the letter drawing is a nice idea. What's the expected age range?
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    tshirtbooth said:
    looks awesome, you put a lot of work in to this one that is for sure!

    Yes but it came together pretty quick thanks to demos from people here as well as some other tricks. For example each level has different target bubbles with different objects so as to match the letter for that level. But I simply made three actors and then named my images in a numbered sequence so that I was able to use a change attribute behavior with the ".." thingy. I also used a similar setup for the star waypoints as Orbz's waypoint demo so that I could just drag them to where I needed them to be and they would do the rest as long as they were layered in the correct order. So once I got the first level done and working right I could just copy and paste, change the large letter and drag in the stars. So really, all my time on the forums and studying people's demos is starting to pay off. So thanks!
    netdzynr said:
    Looks fun -- the letter drawing is a nice idea. What's the expected age range?

    My five year old (who does the kid voice overs) really seems to like it. So I am thinking that it will be preschool to 1st or second grade.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    Looks great for the kiddies!

    And the play on words is genius ;)

    QS :D

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  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    quantumsheep said:
    Looks great for the kiddies!

    And the play on words is genius ;)

    QS :D

    I wish it was mine! I stole it from a teacher at a faculty meeting (I got her OK)
  • StormtrixStormtrix Member Posts: 256
    Looks great sctiunes... very nice job.
  • ValanValan Member Posts: 405
    Looks great.

    I am doing something for my little girl to help her with the alphabet. The way this ties into a game is brilliant.

    If it is not too late I want to suggest something. Sorry later, must go.
  • ValanValan Member Posts: 405
    One of my pet peeves as a teacher is that the sounds are not taught linked to the shapes. For instance 'A' is for apron and 'a' is for apple.

    I know when apple is at the start of a sentence it will be 'Apple' and apron is seldom seen as 'Apron'. For learning though if the shapes have their sounds included it is much more straight forward.
    Like I said, a pet peeve. Rant over. I know Ainsley will still love it.
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    Valan said:
    One of my pet peeves as a teacher is that the sounds are not taught linked to the shapes. For instance 'A' is for apron and 'a' is for apple.

    I know when apple is at the start of a sentence it will be 'Apple' and apron is seldom seen as 'Apron'. For learning though if the shapes have their sounds included it is much more straight forward.
    Like I said, a pet peeve. Rant over. I know Ainsley will still love it.

    I'm not sure you mean. Do you mean it should say "A says ahh or A" ?
  • jessicaleahyjessicaleahy Member Posts: 144
    It looks like you really worked hard on this game. Great one!:)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,577
    Yes, excellent prog for young children. Wish you success with it! Only thing is, parents will have to wipe jam and icecream off of the iPad everytime... ;-)

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  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    Just found a little bug so I'm going to pull it, fix it, and resend it.

    @ Valan - When you successfully hit a bubble with the slingshot it says A is for apple etc.

    Is that what you suggest or are you saying something else? As it is now it has three examples for each letter.

    I am hoping you are online soon so you can clarify! Thanks!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    Looks fantastic Scitunes!! You're doing a Marvelous job on all your apps, you're going to be a tough contender for other GS folks! :)
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    butterbean said:
    Looks fantastic Scitunes!! You're doing a Marvelous job on all your apps, you're going to be a tough contender for other GS folks! :)

    Thanks! I am trying to work like a dog on these games so I can make enough to do games and my curriculum business (which includes science games) full time. I have a really rough group of students this year so I am extra motivated!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Member, PRO Posts: 4,315
    scitunes said:
    Thanks! I am trying to work like a dog on these games so I can make enough to do games and my curriculum business (which includes science games) full time. I have a really rough group of students this year so I am extra motivated!

    lol you teach High School right? Nuff said! :)

    I think you have a very good chance of doing this full time, your games look awesome, and you're very creative :)
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    butterbean said:
    lol you teach High School right? Nuff said! :)

    I think you have a very good chance of doing this full time, your games look awesome, and you're very creative :)

    MIDDLE SCHOOL! So extra motivated! LOL

    Thanks for the kind words!
  • ValanValan Member Posts: 405
    I'm in Hong Kong so there is a time thing.

    I hope this is clearer.

    Keep 'A' sounds as in Day in the capital section and 'a' sounds as in airport in the lowercase section.

    A is for Apron, Ape
    B is for beehive, beach
    C is for circle, cylinder, cymbals

    a is for apple
    b is for ball
    c is for cat

    Hope this helps.
    I'm off to look at your homepage now.

    Cheers
    Valan
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    What's the reasoning behind this? (I'm just curious)
  • ValanValan Member Posts: 405
    Linking the lowercase sounds only with their lowercase shapes helps with initial spelling.

    When a child sees 'ant' they should be able to work out the pronunciation from the letters a - n - t. A lot of mono syllable words are spelt as they sound, in, on, at, cat, dog,run, etc.

    Another general pet peeve is that we hardly write or read capital letters so why are children learning these first rather than the much more frequently used lowercase letters.

    It is especially hard for Chinese students who are used to logogram(characters as words) system rather than the phonogram(characters as sounds) system. So they pay no attention to the letter sounds and only memorize the words. This may sound familiar to our school spelling tests but then think that a new word cannot be read. All words must be heard first. They re not taught the sound jigsaw puzzle nature of forming letters into words.

    And all this means nothing if kids are not interested in the first place. So I cant wait to watch Ainsley playing your game. Actually I'll play with her.
  • jessicaleahyjessicaleahy Member Posts: 144
    I agree that its great for young children. But how about the young at heart?:)
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    I just watched this video with the sound on for the first time. I forgot that I sped up the video to make it shorter and forgot that I was using the actual video footage audio!

    My son and I are not really chipmunks I swear!

    LOL!
  • AppTrainer.comAppTrainer.com Member Posts: 42
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    GREAT JOB!!
  • scitunesscitunes Member, Sous Chef Posts: 4,047
    AppTrainer.com said:
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    GREAT JOB!!

    Thanks! I'm pretty excited about this one.
  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Member Posts: 5,390
    Looks great Sci. Now i know why i havent seen you on the forums much these days :) A few very polished titles being released from your camp in quick succession. Keep it up
  • jessicaleahyjessicaleahy Member Posts: 144
    I really like the letter drawing concept. Great job.:)
  • forkliftforklift Member Posts: 386
    This is extremely polished. I wish you the best of luck! I'd want my little boy to learn on it for sure. Let us know how the ipad treats you!
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