Thank you to all our backers for making the CarQuiz campaign a success. We appreciate your support!
CarQuiz is a math game for kids, where the player races around a track answering math equations. The objective of the game is to get as many correct answers as possible. Kids can play with a parent, play with a friend, or play on their own.
My name is Scott Martin. My daughter and I started talking about making a game a couple years ago. We wanted to make a game that was fun for kids while it also improved their math skills.
We had the idea to combine elements of a racing game with learning math. If a kid can master the essential skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, they will do better with more complex math like algebra and geometry.
CarQuiz was designed so that a parent racing from one errand to the next, or from a sports match to a recital, can offer their kids something to do in the car that is educational and fun. Thus the name, CarQuiz.
Each game takes about 5 minutes to play - perfect for keeping kids busy while driving around town.
Each game is 3 laps around a track for a total of 30 equations. Kids can choose a driver, a car, and a pet. Once the player begins the game, they will see their first equation. After driving through an equation, 3 answers appear over the road in the distance. The player swipes left or right to change lanes and drive through the answer they think is correct.
Each correct answer earns the player one token. When 3 laps are complete, the game is over, the player sees their score, and can review the equations.
Players will have the option to choose between different characters, different cars, and different tracks. One of the main goals of our kickstarter is to create more options for the player - more cars, more characters, and more tracks.
For practicing math, players can select one Operative only or play in Random mode. Kids can focus on multiplication only if they have an upcoming quiz in multiplication.
Three levels of difficulty are available - Normal, Challenge and Hero. Equations are designed so that younger kids can be comfortable playing in Normal mode, and older kids can work up to Hero mode.
Once the player accumulates enough tokens, they can earn awards, and unlock more items. We are working on more content to keep players engaged and keep them coming back to play again and again. We believe that learning math can be fun. We also believe that CarQuiz can help a parent get things done knowing their kid is having fun while learning.
We currently have a working prototype for the iPad that is testing well. We are seeking $2,400 to finish production on CarQuiz and release it on the iTunes App Store. Funds raised from the kickstarter will help us finish CarQuiz, add new content, and add more features to the game.
When testing the game with kids, they love it!
"This is cool!"
"I like the music!"
"My Mom would buy this game!"
"This is fun!"
Adults have said,
"Looks very polished."
"That's a great way to get kids to practice math!"
Tutorials for solving the mental math equations in the game will be made available to all those who pledge to the campaign, then shared with all those who buy the game in the App Store. These are tips and tricks for solving simple math equations in your head like 13x17 or 124-89. Can you answer these in your head in just a few seconds? The tutorials will offer a way to solve these equations quickly without pen and paper.
Below are pictures of our sticker and T-shirt designs that we have for some pledge levels.
All backers will receive a free copy of the game plus up to 3 copies for friends and family. Thank you for your interest in CarQuiz!
Risks and challenges
There are many math games out there that offer an array of skill building exercises, fun, and rewards. CarQuiz will be competing for the attention of kids who like to play iOS games and who may not choose a math game. Smile More Studios is striving to provide both an entertaining and educational game that kids and parents will enjoy.
With a successful campaign and launch of game, we hope to offer CarQuiz on other platforms, offer great updates, and complement CarQuiz with other fun, educational games.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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