I just had the opportunity to enjoy one of Jackie Van Nice’s demos, “How Many Can You Buy?” This demo opens with Grandma providing you with a $5 bill and then sending you off to buy a few treats; treats in this case being cupcakes! The goal is to see how many you can purchase with the money provided. After playing her game, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to create a custom game that continues here cupcake theme!” My next thought was, “Can I channel my inner Jackie and create something that she would say was “Fabulous” and would share on her site?” Well, after about 2 1/2 hours, I came up with this idea… a cupcake matching game. I think those kids of hers would love playing a matching game after they purchase their cupcakes!
If you are interested in the background on this game, continue reading; otherwise, click the image below to get started!
For the opening screen, I wanted to create a look in Storyline 1 that was different from other things currently in my portfolio. To do that, I decided to use a color that I don’t use much… pink. The background is a simple rectangle with a texture fill. The font is Amatic from our friends at Font Squirrel. The curled paper graphic was borrowed from the Articulate graphic assets download area.
The cupcakes (used on the title screen and within the game) can be downloaded from here.
After clicking the Let’s Go button, you are taken to the screen shown below.
On this screen, I’ve provided 12 neatly wrapped boxes (e.g., it’s close to the holidays). Inside each of these gift-wrapped boxes are yummy cupcakes! Your goal? Find the matching cupcakes of course! The design behind this screen involves triggers, variables, state changes, and then checking to see if you have found a pair that matches.
If you do, you are taken to a new layer indicating you have found a match. If not, you are taken to a layer indicating you have not found a match. In this case, the images are returned to their normal states and you get another try.
Once you have matched all cupcake pairs, you are taken to a simple Congratulations screen. This game was a lot of fun to build so I hope you like it!