Few days ago we came across an excellent post on Headlines and Deadlines by Alison Gow on Making Maps to Challenge Readers with UMapper. Alison describes the process of creating a GeoDart game in great detail and provides tips on how to make GeoDart games engaging. Here is a quick quote:
I’m not normally a big fan of verbing words but today I’ve been Umapping. Or, to be more specific, I discovered a mapping tool that has a neat little online game you can make,to send users clicking against the clock, trying to answer questions on a global or local scale.
My UMapper map – imaginatively titled How Well Do You Know Liverpool? poses questions such as ‘Where was John Lennon born’, ‘Can you find Paddy’s Wigwam’ and – of course – where Liverpool FC and Everton FC play their home games.
The GeoDart game produced by UMapper can be as big and as clever as you want it to be. I signed up for the free basic account, and selected theGeoDart game option, using Bing Maps (which I opted for – I could also have used Google, Yahoo, or OpenStreet Maps among others)…
Please visit Alison’s blog to read the entire article.