Sunday, April 25, 2010

What is this weeks project?

I am working on the Word List code and navigation.
I hope to have it done by Tuesday, if Murphy wins. If Murphy loses, it will be done on Monday (non-australian time). ROFL

Friday, April 16, 2010

Foreign Language Word Games

The Word Games come in 2 types:
1) Vocabulary building with the intent to learn a Foreign Language
2) "Native Tongue Entertainment" games.

The Vocabulary building games will have a group of games using the same word lists in ALL 9 target languages, such that you can easily go back and forth between any language you want to, and still be dealing with words with the same meaning between the languages.

The "Native Tongue Entertainment" type games will allow you to build your memory of words in your native language. I shall attempt to find word lists for a particular popular word game in your native tongue, and use those word lists in many games. I shall also create my own word lists and make games using those word lists. Eventually, I might even find time to break down the word lists by "grade" level. Japanese is easy to do this with, but other languages, will be harder and will require me to find an appropriate website that gives me this information.

As I "prove" the right word, I shall make more Foreign Language learning Word Games. Currently, I am working out the correct "verb" for 9 target languages, to include Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Random games will eventually be posted here, in English only or a combination of 2 different languages. I also intend to have games that are perfect for those who love to play a particular "Word board" game.

So, why don't I just say the copyrighted word? I live in Sue Happy America. Laws and owners can change without warning, and I'd rather play it safe. ;)

I'll post more news as I have something worth mentioning. Just be aware that as I am the only programmer on the site, I can't guarantee how long it will take me to get new games up. I shall try to get new stuff up in a timely manner.

Word Find games will be made either Monday or Tuesday (assuming I don't forget again!)