The Creature Study Squad: Spell like nobody is watching! (Lua, Corona, Atom, Inkscape, Krita and Audacity) - Elise Scheurer (10) London
“You are a mythical creature flying in the sky (dragon, griffin, phoenix or Pegasus) and you have to spell 12 words perfectly and then you can unlock the next level.”
You are a mythical creature flying in the sky (dragon, griffin, phoenix or Pegasus) and you have to spell some words. If you have at least 7 correct, you succeed. If you have less than seven, you fail. All the correct words will be displayed as well at the end of the level, so that you can memorize them if you would like to try again to aim for a higher score. (There are 11 levels.)
I developed the skills to use Lua, Corona, Atom, Inkscape, Krita and Audacity. I learnt how to use Lua, the first programming language I have ever used. Here are A FEW things I learned: functions, tables and how to put ideas in Corona. Corona provides the functions and it simulates a device like a phone or an iPad. Atom is where you write the actual code (in Lua) and it colours the text to make it easier to read. Inkscape is a program to draw characters, it has no pixels. Krita is like Photoshop, but I used it to draw. (I used Inkscape then I found out about Krita, so I ditched Inkscape and used Krita instead). Audacity is a program I used to record the words, change the speed (that also changes the voice a bit), normalize the volume and export as mp3. I hadn’t used any of these programs before.
One of the difficulties I encountered was that I didn’t have enough words and it was close to the deadline, so I started doing 20 words every day, and, sure enough, I had all the words I needed.
For further development, I would add more levels and different game modes (beginner, average, pro, etc…), customisations (chose which creature, which background), and themes (words will depend on what theme you have).