[Testing] Fwd: Free From Malaria Game
tabitha at tabitha.net.nz
Tue Jun 22 03:18:52 EDT 2010
Forwarding Free from Malaria feedback to olpc testing list and to
develop at worldclassproject.org.uk as per support note on
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From: Maryse Benzler <MaryseB at spc.int>
Date: 22 June 2010 15:52
Subject: Free From Malaria Game
To: develop at worldclassproject.org.uk
Cc: Ian Thomson <IanT at spc.int>, tabitha at tabitha.net.nz, David Leeming <
david at leeming-consulting.com>
First of all I would like to congratulate you for the creation of this
It’s really those type of easy educational games that the XO needs. I’m
looking forward for your next one about Water.
I just tested it for our OLPC project in Oceania as we have Malaria in
Vanuatu, Solomon islands , PNG… and it will be very useful for children in
*I have a few comments and suggestions concerning the message:*
1. The boy is bitten by a mosquito and the comment is *“He was now
infected with the malaria parasite*” That’s not entirely true: First the
mosquito should be from a certain type (anopheles), and second the mosquito
should already be infected.
2. Showing a girl bitten by a mosquito the comment is : *“parasites are
carried back into the mosquito the next time it bites a person”*. It would
be better to say “when he bites a person already infected by malaria
3. Concerning the symptoms : *“you can get high temperature, fever or
start sweating”* I would rather keep either “high temperature” or “fever”, I
don’t see the point of keeping both.
4. When the Mum is spraying the windows screen, I don’t see why it is
written *“His mother now keeps the windows closed” *then what is the point
of having mosquitoes screen? Rather say something like, “his Mum can now
leave the windows open because of the mosquito screen”.
5. This map shows only the distribution of Malaria Falciparum, while
there are 3 other types. I would be more accurate to take a map showing
countries infected by any types of Malaria parasites.
*Few other comments on the developer side:*
1. On the last picture with *“The end”,* if you want to restart the
game, there is the icon at the top with the round arrow saying “Restart the
scene or the game”, it should be called only *“Restart the scene”* as shown
on the home page, as when you click on it nothing happen.
2. If you click on the home icon then a message appears with a spelling
mistake *“Resart game?”*, and telling you *“you are in the middle of a game.
Are you sure you want to go to the home screen”. *In fact you are not in the
middle you are at the end… I assume this is the same message which appears
when you want to quit in the middle of the game.
*And finally a question : *
1. Will it be easy to swap the world map to a Map of the Pacific region
if we want to adapt it for OLPC Oceania?
Hope these comments would be useful.
All the best for your future projects.
IT Project Assistant
SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Ph +687 26 20 00 ext 144
maryseb at spc.int
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