Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Food Pairing Game

Let the Menu Matching begin:



Flip over the cards to pair the recipe-in-progress with the finished dish. Sort out the menu as quickly as you can because the dinner guests will be arriving soon...

I know the pictures are a little bit small and perhaps not the easiest to see - it's a kind of work in progress, learning as I go along kind of thing. I'll keep working at it in the hope of bringing you better foodie games in the future...






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Food Pairing Game

24 Comments:

  • At 18/6/08 13:10, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    Oh, I sucked!!
    How many Lindens did I win?

     
  • At 18/6/08 19:49, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The small pictures are not as much a problem as the fact that when a match is wrong the second picture flips back over way to fast for you to get a decent look at what it was.

     
  • At 18/6/08 20:26, Blogger Sam said…

    CC - Lindens? Ok - I am not getting the reference.

    Anonymous - I know what you mean. On the one hand I find it annoying too, on the other hand it is part of the game play design as you have to click on a card first in the sequence to get a really good look at what it is, the second card is just a glimpse.

    I didn't actually build the game from scratch, I just took this classic card game and swapped the art for my pitures of food.

    The difference between my game and the original of course, is that playing cards are universally recognisable and so even if you only catch a glimpse of the second card - the chances are you can still remember it - at least moreso than you would a picture of some food you have never seen before.

    If I rebuiilt this game I think I would have to lengthen the pause on the second card, you are right.

    Thanks for the constructive criticism. It is apreciated.

    Cheers

    sam

     
  • At 18/6/08 22:16, Blogger ..::Angel::.. said…

    n 53 seconds, but I have no idea what you made.

     
  • At 18/6/08 23:21, Blogger FJK said…

    I'm not saying how long it took me to play the game, but it is too cute! Thanks for sharing

     
  • At 19/6/08 02:27, Anonymous littlem said…

    It took me about 2 minutes, once I reread the instructions. I think it would be easier full screen.

     
  • At 19/6/08 08:48, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    Oh, darn, you're going to make me explain my dumb joke. Lindens are the unit of currency in Second Life (the Sims-type game).

     
  • At 19/6/08 08:51, Blogger Sam said…

    CookieCrumb plays Second LIfe???????

     
  • At 19/6/08 08:52, Blogger Sam said…

    Hi littlem - you are right about full screen but unfortunately this is the max size available for these particular casual games.

     
  • At 19/6/08 14:51, Blogger Kyla said…

    Hey, thanks for the blog shout-out! Appreciate it.

     
  • At 19/6/08 22:23, Anonymous Mrs. L said…

    I too sucked! Heck, keep the fast pace of the card turning, made it interesting!

     
  • At 20/6/08 08:42, Anonymous Lilandra said…

    but but, noooo the glimpsing can't be right
    i mean, how can you uncover faster if you don't know what the second one is?

     
  • At 20/6/08 12:40, Blogger brooxi said…

    What a FUN blog!!! I love cooking and eating and dining and drinking wine and talking about all of the above!!! Congrats on being named a blogger of note!! :o)

     
  • At 20/6/08 15:27, Blogger Mina Jade said…

    Hello,

    it is an original idea, this play, I like it :-)

     
  • At 20/6/08 21:05, Anonymous San Francisco Photos said…

    Hey I'm glad you guys have made it to the blogs of note. You have a great blog and worth the blog of note. Keep up the great work!!

     
  • At 20/6/08 22:29, Blogger Banco de Imágenes Gratuitas said…

    CONGRATULATIONS,

    You are the Blog Of Note at Google.

    This is your big chance for know another blogs in the world.

    From Nashville,
    JOSÉ LUIS AVILA HERRERA

     
  • At 21/6/08 01:11, Blogger Snap said…

    took me 5 min :) hahaha, thanks for sharing

     
  • At 21/6/08 10:15, Anonymous Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle said…

    58 seconds!!!!! :)

     
  • At 21/6/08 13:38, Blogger Katman said…

    great little game. it took me ages because....err..i never read instructions!!!

    thought it was quaint. congrats on being a noted blog now. & the press love you as well!! wow - you'll have to start wearing sunglasses and a large hat when you nip out to the shops now!!!

     
  • At 21/6/08 22:02, Anonymous Anonymous said…

  • At 22/6/08 14:42, Blogger UnknowN said…

    Hey sam,

    I just wanted to stop by and say that the art you put on your blog is awesome! I've yet tried to get back into photoshop. Hm.

     
  • At 22/6/08 17:58, Blogger Dimy Xy Dymom Xcut said…

    Nice random! Since 2001 my brain is busy with something friendly. :)Congratulations! Now, I must to go back, to the war! - From Bagdad, - DXDX.

     
  • At 23/6/08 05:21, Blogger (TM) said…

    Ha ha...i took me a while to figure what what was the point...maybe next time i should read the instructions first :)

     
  • At 24/6/08 13:01, Anonymous jodycakes said…

    that was SO MUCH FUN!!! Haven't heard that tune since French II
    Great blog...will check back frequently...
    jodycakes

    also at www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

     

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