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Detective Denzel

, 20 Aug 2013 CPOL
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Denzel is a detective kid who helps other kids figure out and solve problems in maths, science, languages and social studies through fun games.

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This article is an entry in our AppInnovation Contest. Articles in this sub-section are not required to be full articles so care should be taken when voting.


Education in Africa (Kenya)  is becoming increasingly competitive for both students and institutions. Students must learn as much as they can, and learn it effectively. It is a school's job through lectures to give information to students in the most effective way possible. As the years go by, the educational system will become even more competitive, and the need for effective teaching methods will increase. The key to effective teaching is students who are alert and attentive and motivated. That is why we have  decided to be part of that revolution by making  a unique education gaming package that has the potential to become a very effective classroom tool.  The name of the game is Detective Denzel.

 Category being submitted to is Education.

Detective Denzel

Detective Denzel is a 2d interactive game built for Windows 8 platform the tablet category. What the game does is disguise education in games making the kid more interested in understanding the  abstract concepts it takes a while to understand while they are studying in class.  

The game play involves a lot of clues and  ( did you know )  facts just to make sure that at the end of the day the purpose of the game  is achieved.

The game is intended for kids aged between 4 - 13 yrs of age because there minds are still developing and they relate more to play and visuals.

The application concept is best suited for a  tablet  which utilizes all novel UI features of tablet and  the  capability of Windows 8  platform.

The game is made on  unity3d platform built which now supports Windows 8.

The language to be used to be used in developing the application is C#. Graphics and most of the UI to used will be designed in Photoshop   Illustrator and Z- brush in order to take advantage of the tablet capabilities and the windows 8 platform too.


Some of the reasons why Detective Denzel  will add value to institutions are:

  1.   Games are fun they can enhance interest and spark motivation in learners
  2.  Games are memorable they can enhance retention.
  3.  Games make abstract concepts more concrete
  4.  Games provide reinforcement and reward
  5.   Games appeal to different learning styles. 
  6.   Games teach decision making skills.
  7.   Games provide practice and feedback- Kids can rehearse procedures and see immediate results without serious consequences.
  8.    Games build teams – in the  activity of play people create bonds
  9.    Games have emotional impact- When emotions are involved learning is deeper and have a long lasting impression.
  10.   Games are disarming- people are drawn into the play and begin learning before they have time to let their inhibitions about learning kick in. 


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About the Author

Hungai Kevin
Chief Technology Officer Savana Media
Kenya Kenya
C# and C++ developer for 2 yrs now.
Part-time UI/UX Designer

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