I was supposed ti be doing work but then got addicted to this game, thank you
Michael Teaches Mandarin
Made with the generous support of my friends and the wonderful and talented Heidy Wang.
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(Also for itch.io "Word Jam")
WASD = Move
Space = Jump
R = Restart
M = Return to menu
Mouse and 1,2,3 to navigate main menu.
This game uses a screen flash for visual feedback when the score increases, if you are sensitive to this it can be disabled at any time by pressing E
What is it? A Chinese trainer I built to keep my vocabulary sharp, and one that can potentially be expanded to include more words/categories. After twelve correct answers you can no longer rely on matching colors to get correct answers, the player is forced to memorize characters instead, therefore hopefully picking up some basic mandarin. I'd like to note that the word list used in this game comes from worksheets from my Chinese teacher Heidy and I am by no means an expert, please take the information presented with a grain of salt knowing that I am not a native speaker.
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Some of the correct characters cannot be reached without passing through incorrect ones.
At times, after a while, the colour of the playable character does not line up with the colour of the correct character.
A jump button that is further from the WASD keys would be helpful. I would recommend arrow keys and space bar to jump.
I did not learn anything, at least not that I'm aware of, owing to the speed and shifting colours.
The reference to The Social Network is hilarious.
Game is great fun, but is too difficult for me as I never got past 7 words.
It would be awesome if the idea could include themes other than colours.
I really liked this game. Some how you made learning word games fun! :D