The Seed – A Chinese Tale
‘The Seed’ is Swipea’s 2nd educational kids app from its World Explorer series. ‘The Seed,’ a Chinese tale prepares children to be GLOBAL CITIZENS through Story, Play & Family Dialogue. Exposing children to different world cultures helps them appreciate the differences in people and their traditions, which is more important today than ever.
‘The Seed’ lets children explore the Chinese world with their parents through a story on courage & integrity, educational mini-games and fun facts. Designed by parents with kids in mind, ‘The Seed’ makes a suitable casual, bedtime and home-school read for children age 4 and above.
How did Kwik help?
This is the second interactive storybook we’ve completed with Kwik. The Seed is entirely Kwik made. With a few months of experience now with Kwik, we’ve decide to stretch it further by trying to make an interactive storybook with GAMES. In total we made 8 mini-games, some are toys complimented with interesting fun facts about China and its culture.
We hope you’ll enjoy it…
What are your favorite features?
To try and make games with Kwik, we used the Shuffle function quite many instances. My favorite is still the Switch feature. If I’m not mistaken, we used every single feature in Kwik to make The Seed. Compared with The Dream (our 1st Kwik app), The Seed, we spent months of attention to detail and fine tuning. Come to think of it we also used the Shared Asset feature a lot to keep exported files small.
Any tips or tricks to share?
The Seed is considered a large project for our small team. To make things faster, we actually edited the .kwk config file manually, so that we don’t have to press buttons in Kwik (sometimes menus take a long time to load when our scene is complicated especially when we have many chained actions).
We can’t code but we’ve learned to read .kwk config file very well now. For example, to create a Read To Me and Read Myself (we call it Fact Find) sections, we duplicate the xml lines and edited them manually with a lot of find/replace with TextWrangler.