Sketch Type Game

Flash game created for Dish Network training materials. The main goal of this project was to improve typing speeds by means of a fun, interactive game.

The person playing the game has to type at a faster rate than the level indicates. As they type,  text is highlighted red or green depending on whether they correctly typed each word. The levels get progressively more difficult due to a faster wpm requirement, as well as fewer allowed errors.

The age group we were targeting with this game is someone in their mid-20s, so we decided to go with a look similar to two popular games  with a hand-drawn look: Doodle Jump, and Angry Birds. I hand-drew all the game graphic using a Wacom tablet and Flash, because not only did it suit the look and feel we were going for, it was also the fastest way to get graphics for the game since we were in kind of a time crunch.

This game was built in Flash CS5 / Actionscript 3, and it makes use of the GAIA flash framework. The text for each level is pulled from an xml file, and each level pulls a random paragraph to use for the source text. I don’t get to build many Flash games, so I was glad to have the chance to do something this fun. I was also excited to get to do some hand drawing as well!