Hi everyone !!
My GSoC project is to design an educational game using Marble . For that I have already designed a political theme for marble and it’s currently in git master ( and also in KDE/4.14 branch ). Based on this political map, I have a basic game working.
Currently the application provides two options “Browse Map” and “Game” . By clicking on browse map button you can explore the map – see location of various countries on globe, their shape and also a basic description about them by clicking on the their name.
Game option currently has only one game available – Identify the Country Shape . The game randomly highlights a country on map and displays answer options for it. The user needs to select the correct answer option which displays the name of the highlighted country.
Here is a short game video .
In my last blog post someone reported in comment that only a part of Italy, in fourth image, has been highlighted ( excluding islands Sardinia and Sicily ). I figured out the problem and fixed it. Now, countries having territory represented by different polygons on map are highlighted correctly. e.g, Greece in the following image.
The game isn’t available in git master yet because the patch for game is under review. Once the changes are okay to be pushed, you can enjoy the game. 🙂
Next, I’ll work on improving UI . Also, I will add features like display the user’s score, don’t let the user do more than a certain number of wrong attempts ( to make it more challenging ) etc. The more advanced version would be to register a user’s data ( user’s name, past scores etc. ) and show the progress, user has made, each time user attempts the game.
Yeah, of course there are more interesting features which can be added to game, so please share the idea you have in mind. 🙂