Math Forever – new minigame!

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I made a Math minigame this weekend to help train my boys up. The bulk of it took about 8 hours and then I tweaked it a bit afterwards. It was a fun mini-gamejam for me too :-)

It’s an arcade-style maths game where you have to type answers to the questions as fast as you can before the timer runs out. Each level requires you to get more answers right (up to a max of 10), and the questions get harder, and your time reduces by 5 seconds (down to a minimum of 15 seconds). If you can get past level 11 then you must be extremely good because I can’t get to level 12 yet and I made the game!

This is what it looks like:

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And here are the downloads:

Windows (2.25Mb)
Mac (2.46Mb – Intel Only)

Check out my final score and level above whilst playing on the “all of the above” mode.

Can you beat it? Post a screenshot.

(Note that you can type answers on the numeric keypad as well.)

9 Responses to “Math Forever – new minigame!”

  1. Alex Vostrov Says:

    Awesome! My dad made something like this for me way back on a ZX Spectrum.

  2. McFunkypants Says:

    I love it! Your particle effects and sound effects to really give positive reinforcement for playing. The more we can game-ify the learning process the more engaged our kids will be. One thing: you can use the numpad to play, but not to select mode on the first menu.

    I really love this and think you could successfully SELL a deeper, more polished game like this.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  3. Greg Zesinger Says:

    Very nice! I made it to Level 12 – 2090 pts, 1 wrong answer, biggest combo: 10.

  4. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Ha. I was the one programming my ZX spectrum not my dad. I once made it play him a folk song (he was a folk musician) with the BEEP command – I think he thought it lacked feeling ;-)

  5. Grey Alien Games Says:

    @McFunkypants: Great, glad you like it! Yes agreed, sounds and special effects do deepen the experience so it’s something I like adding to all games. Was thinking I could possibly sell a game like that too on iPad. There’s a lot of educational stuff out there, but lots of it is boring. Anyway, can’t sell anything while I’m at Big Fish due to non-compete.

  6. Grey Alien Games Says:

    @Greg: That is a good score and it’s tough to beat level 11, well done. You beat the best score of my co-workers too by about 40 points!

  7. Grey Alien Games Says:

    A co-worker (who I’m now suspecting may not be human) just cruised through the game to get a massive score of 3346 on level 20 – I nearly fainted:

    http://www.greyaliengames.com/minigames/MathForever4.jpg

    Although I think he may have gamed the system a bit by entering some wrong answers…

  8. Tony Black Says:

    Hahh this was a fun diversion even for an old fart like me. You might want to fix that nasty bug if you press enter by accident on the numeric key pad however, Jake :)

  9. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Thanks for playing Tony! I didn’t know about that bug, will fix!