The Historical Adventures of Daniela Was Designed By a Class of Ten Year-Olds

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The Historical Adventures of Daniela is the result of a successful collaborative classroom project from Primary Education Rural School Miguel Hernandez and Software Development Vocational Education and Training School IES Campanillas at Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain. The 2D puzzle-platformer is now available on PC (itch.io) and Android for free, and serves as an interesting glimpse into how kids design games.

Although it was obviously developed and designed in Spanish, it’s also available in English, German, and Italian. The video game project took both groups of students six months as they worked through 2D and 3D design, development, audio, testing, and release.

In the game Daniela travels back through history, traveling through six different levels to return to her own time.

The Historical Adventures of Daniela has won several awards, including Digital Skills Awards Spain 2019, Best Entrepreneurship Educational Project, and Best Indie Game from Gamepolis 2019.

IES Campanillas is a vocational school that specializes in website and app development to teach programming skills. Creating full video games serves as an important output for motivation and executing design practices.

The Historical Adventures of Daniela is available now for free on PC and mobile devices.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Celebrates First Community Day on July 20

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Mobile AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is getting its first Community Day this Saturday, July 20. Pokémon GO players know that Community Days are special events designed to get everyone playing the game together with extra boosts and goodies scattered around the world.

The July 20 Wizards Unite Community Day will feature the following bonuses:

  • Foundables appear more frequently.
  • The Diagon Alley store will feature a free pack that includes spell energy.
  • The experience-boosting potion Baruffio Brain Elixir will grant three times the XP boost.
  • Dark Detectors, which can be placed at Inns to generate more Foundables in the area, will last twice as long.

The Community Day Event doesn’t actually last all day. The specific time it’s active for the United States is 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern to 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern.

The event comes in the midst of the special Brilliant event, Potter’s Calamity. The event, which began on July 16 and runs through August 6, features its own Registry Pages, Brilliant Foundables, and Special Assignments. Rewards include uncovering Restricted Section Books and earning exclusive cosmetic items for your Ministry ID portrait. The event is divided into two weeks, with each week having different tasks and pages to complete.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is available to download for free on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Learn Math by Playing Mahjong in Math Facts Mahjong

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Indie developer Crave Creative has released Math Facts Mahjong, an educational mobile game designed to teach math using, you guess it, the classic tile-laying game Mahjong. Math Facts Mahjong is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

The goal in the game is to remove tiles by pairing true math equations, such as “1+ 10” and “11.” Removing tiles will free up more tiles and unlock more possible equations as players try to get rid of as many tiles as they can.

The game features addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations on the tiles. It includes 12 different layouts, 15 background pictures, and 15 tile designs. If you get stuck or make a mistake, there’s an easy undo button and hint feature to keep the action moving.

Math Facts Mahjong is designed to be fun for kids while teaching them basic and advanced math equations. The app is a one-time purchase of $1.99, and features an age rating of 4+ on iOS and 6-12 on Android. It’s rated E for Everyone.