Capermint is a leading Educational Game Development Company in Canada, India, & USA. With our expertise in developing effective and interactive games, we can gamify any educational topic or subject. With our Educational Game development solution, you can take learning opportunities to the next level, as we develop an ultimate educational game app.
Education Game Development Services
We provide the best-in-class educational game development solutions with our team of expert developers and storytellers. Our developers can transform the most difficult topics or subjects into the most interesting games that will help the kids in grasping and understanding the concept effortlessly. From infants to teenagers, to adults, we have the necessary skills and experience to develop the perfect educational game for all age groups.
Educational mobile games refer to the genre of mobile games that are composed of various educational components. Such games allow the users to learn while playing the game. The compelling and fun-filled experience of such games makes them an engaging and powerful tool for teaching and learning.
Such mobile games combine the fun of gaming with education to provide an easy and entertaining learning experience. Therefore, mobile games that are explicitly designed for educational purposes and their prime focus is on providing educational knowledge are known as Educational Mobile Games.
12 Tips to Make Educational Game for Kids
Games are at their peak now. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the best source of entertainment that we have is games. Moreover, if you liked the benefits of Educational Games that are mentioned above, and you want to develop your own educational game.
Here are some tips that will help you in developing the perfect educational game for kids:
1. Relate the game’s content with the school syllabus
When you create an educational game, first figure out the audience of your game. If your game is not based on General Knowledge, and if it is based on subjects like Maths or English, you should first search the syllabus of your targeted audience, and then you should incorporate topics or lessons from their subject only.
If you add topics that are not in the syllabus, the kids will not play your game, or the parents will not support your game, as your game is not able to provide them with the necessary knowledge that they require as per their syllabus.
2. Game + learning approach
The educational game should be able to provide a fun experience to the users. It should be able to perfectly blend learning and gaming. If the game is not fun, the kids will not prefer your game.
Make sure that your game is engaging & fun, and it is not like other “learning software”. You should brainstorm your mind to come up with a plan to transform the topics into a fun learning experience with games. Create prototypes and pass them only when they feel more like having fun than learning.
3. Make the splash screen sweet & short
The Splash screen is the first screen that appears once the game is launched. As the game is for kids, everything should be created by keeping them in mind. The very first thing about kids is that they are restless, and waiting is something they can’t do. Therefore, the splash screen that you create for your game should be only for a few seconds, i.e. Not more than 8-10 seconds.
Moreover, the splash screen should be colourful and enjoyable for the kids. It should be short and attractive. There should be just a few words and no lines so that it can look short and sweet.
4. Use simple mechanics
The game is for kids and therefore the mechanics of the game should be simple. Use only simple and easy mechanics in your game. For kids, taps and swipes are great, however not every kid will be able to effectively use the drag and pinch mechanics.
The kids should be able to easily play the game or else they will not like playing the game, as who likes to play a game in which they lose?
As for the difficulty part, the difficulty should be increased in the knowledge area and not in the game’s area. For example, if you are creating an archery game in which there will be a math problem on the top screen like 4+5=? and the kid has to shoot the arrow to the right answer, do not make the archery part hard in the game, but make the sums that you show hard.
This way, you will be able to develop an educational game that can keep on increasing the knowledge of the kid.
5. Make things larger
For kids, the larger the thing is the better it is for them, like huge candies and teddy bears. Let your imagination run wild when you are working on a kids’ game.
Add out-of-the-world things in your game as the kids love surprises. Your game can be about anything like panda race, zoo keeping, the princess being the hero, fishing game, etc, however, just make sure that the game is colorful and attractive for kids.
Don’t include any inappropriate display, like in shooting games, there should be no violence. Make sure that you create a very interesting and attractive game, as only the very interesting kid’s games can become successful.
You should add cartoons or fairies in the game as they are known by the kids and their familiarity will help them easily adapt to your game.
6. Create competition and give rewards
Competition is the biggest push that we need to do better than others, and rewards are the biggest motivation to reach our goals, and therefore your game should have both these elements.
As for the kids that are going to play your game, they will need constant motivation to play your game. For this, you can provide them with in-game currency, stars, points, attires, etc. Make sure that you give big rewards so that they are motivated to pass all the levels.
Competition can be created by adding the multiplayer option to the game, and therefore the kids can compete with each other and in the process, polish their skills. If your game is not a multiplayer game, the game should at least provide a “vs computer” mode, or the levels should be time-based to create the competition against time.
7. Include multiple games in your app
Monotony will lead the kids to feel bored while they play your game. Variety is very important to keep the kids interested and therefore having a single game in your app can/may become the reason why kids will stop using your game.
Beautiful graphics, user-friendly and attractive UI will become boring for the kid in a short while, and therefore your app should have a variety of games in it. Add multiple games in your game, and repeat a game only after the kid has played all the games. This way, the repeated game will not affect them as it has been a while since they have played this game.
8. Do not distract the kids
Even the smallest thing can distract the kids, and you do not want this to happen or else your game will become ineffective on the kids.
The background music that you use, the ads that are shown while using the game, the background of the game, should not distract the kid. Game notifications or pop-ups can distract the kids and therefore you should make sure that while the kid is playing the game or reading a book or something in your app, these should not distract the kid.
9. Child Lock system
If your game has a subscription module or in-game purchases, the game will also have integrations of payment or wallets, and allowing the access of the same to the kid can create problems.
The kids won’t understand the value of money, or it is possible that by mistake, they may make payments, and therefore, as the developer of the game, it is your lookout that something like this doesn’t happen.
This can be prevented by child lock. Make sure to enter a system that will not allow the kids to buy anything or spend any money without the concern of the adults. This security will increase the trust of the adults for your game.
10. Platforms, devices, & compatibility
Close to 9% of the total apps available on the Android or Apple App Store are educational apps.
This showcases the intensity of the competition in this genre, and therefore the success of your app depends on your targeting, like the platform and the devices that you target, plus the compatibility of your game.
Find your audience, perform research and then decide the platforms and the devices that you want to target. Moreover, it is preferred that your app has simple compatibility so that it can be used on almost all the devices of your targeted platform.
11. Impress the parents
When we talk about normal games, the person that your game has to impress is the user of the game, however, when we talk about educational games, your game must impress the user and the parents of the user, or else the game will be uninstalled/removed without a second thought.
Moreover, there are many chances that the game will be installed/added/bought only after the parent is impressed with the game. All the in-game purchases and subscriptions will be purchased by the parent only. Therefore, the game should be fun + should pack knowledge + it should be an effective way for the kids to learn so that the parents can be impressed by the app.
12. Test & Retest the Game
Just because the game is for the kids, it is not a green ticket for lagging. There should be no errors or bugs in the game, or else there are many alternatives waiting in line.
If there are any lags or bugs, the kid will tell the parent about the same, and the parents will swiftly delete the game. Your game should be able to provide an impressive user experience to the kids, and it should be able to produce effective results for the parents.
Moreover, in the kid’s educational games, you will not get many reports of the lags and bugs, and therefore you will have to keep testing the game by yourself. Keep testing and retesting your game, to remove the glitches and bugs, and to provide the best experience.
Capermint Advantages for Educational Game Development
Capermint Technologies is a reputed Educational Game Development Company. We incorporate the best features and graphics in our game to increase the fun of the game, and to provide the best gaming experience to the users. Our team of expert developers uses the most advanced and robust tools, technologies, and engines to develop the most trendy and effective games for our clients. Here are some advantages of Capermint Educational Game Development:
- Educational Anti-Fraud System
- Smooth and Scalable Gameplay
- Easy to install and play Educational Game
- Support Cross-Platform Functionality
- Real-Time voice and chat functionality
- Supports multiple currencies
- Multiple Payment Options
How much does it cost to develop an educational game?
Determining the accurate cost of any game has never been an easy task as many factors come into play that affects the cost of the development of the game including the platforms targeted, features needed, the complexity of the game, development time, development team, and so on.
However, it is estimated that developing an educational game with basic features ranges from $50,000 to $60,000+ based on the needs of your business and the development team that you choose.
The cost is highly influenced based on the educational game development company that you choose. Here is the estimated per hour charge of companies based on their size:
Small Company Cost: $10 – $40 / Hour
Intermediate Company Cost: $40 – $100 / Hour
Enterprise-level Company Cost: $100 – $250 / Hour
Launch Your Own Educational Game
The Educational Games Market was valued at USD 9.20 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 88.11 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 38.53% from 2020 to 2027.
Therefore, this is the right time to develop and launch your own educational game if you wish to capitalize on this opportunity. The educational game niche is showing positive and steady growth and with technological advancements, they are likely to grow more.
Hire the Right Educational Game Development Company
The ROI of your game depends on the quality of your game, and on the experience that it can provide to the users. At Capermint, all the solutions that we develop are catered towards the niche audience of the product. We undertake niche research of the solution, and then we develop the perfect game that will surely entertain a mass audience. Our developers have experience in developing educational games that are blended with the perfect mixture of education and game.
The pandemic has kept us home, and therefore these games and apps are our only source of education. At such a time, if your game is able to provide education to the users, not only will it be very useful for the kids, but it will also get the support of the parents. Gamification of the educational topics, subjects, and various skills provides the best way to learn them. Launch your own education game to provide your users with the most useful and fruitful game.