Memory Game Tutorial
Memory game content type allows authors to add their own images (and optional text) to a memory game. To play the game, users search for image pairs, which will display a specified text message once a matching pair has been found.
Here's the Memory game example we'll create in this tutorial:
When to use Memory games
You can use memory games in any type of exercise that requires the learner to match two images.
There are several memory game options available:
- Matching two same images,
- Matching two related images (For example, country flag with a city, an animal with its habitat etc.),
- Adding sound to represent each image,
- Displaying feedback per pair when a match has been made and
- Customizing a look and feel of the game by changing colors or adding a background image.
|Same images matching example:||Related images matching example:|
Step 1: Topic
In this example, we will create a memory game with 5 types of berries that learner has to match. After the match has been made, we will provide some textual feedback for each berry type.
Step 2: Creating a Memory game
Select the New content option and choose Memory game from the list of Content types:
Step 3: Memory game editor
The Memory game editor should now appear. Type in a Title: Berries memory game. The editor should look something like this:
Step 4: Cards
We will start by filling in the Raspberries card.
By default, two cards already exist in the set:
We will fill in the 1 st card with the following content:
|Description:||The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus.|
You should get something like this:
You will notice that we left Matching image field empty. This is because we want the learner to match two same images.
If you would like to match Raspberry image with its leaves, for example, you would add an image of Raspberry leaves as Matching image.
Step 5: Adding more cards
In the same way, we will add the next four cards:
|Alternative Text:||A strawberry|
|Description:||The strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit.|
|Alternative Text:||A blackberry|
|Description:||The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae.|
|Alternative Text:||A cloudberry|
|Description:||A cloudberry, or Rubus chamaemorus is a rhizomatous herb native to cool temperate regions, alpine and arctic tundra.|
|Description:||Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue or purple colored berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus|
In the end, we should get five cards like shown here:
Step 6: Finishing up
Save the node/article when you're satisfied to view your Memory game.
You should now have the same result as the example on top of this page.
Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on how to improve this tutorial.