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T.E.X.T. Adventure

Game Concept

TEXTadventure (working title) is a single player educational adventure that teaches fourth grade curriculum mathematics through creative and innovative means. The player controls an unnamed (currently) hero that must progress through maze-like dungeons, solve puzzles, and defeat enemies in a two dimensional world to find the exit.

Each level is comprised of randomly generated dungeons that will create various difficulty mazes for the player to navigate. Along the way will be many types of enemies that each focus in certain elements of the curriculum. While each level will predominantly focus on newer topics to the player, defeating a certain number of enemies will prove mastery of the skills and unlock newer challenges while still honing in on the previous skills trainings. This will provide a way to focus on new tasks and provide reiteration of the knowledge already known. The end of each level will consist of a boss fight which will act as a topic overview.


Several GUI options are being considered now. The first is to have a number pad to the left of the screen, text log on the bottom, map in the upper left, and graphics in the center.

The second is to have the number pad as a part of battle graphics (attached to the player's first person perspective somehow). It is shown below.

In addition to these, there is a stats screen, an equipment screen, and a shop screen.


There is currently no developed storyline for TEXTadventure.

How to Play


//Explain gameplay formally


In normal mode, players can click on doors to progress to check that door and see if it is unlocked. If the door is unlocked, they progress to the next room.

In "gameboy mode" the player can use the arrow pad on the left of the screen to check the door in that direction. If the door is unlocked, they progress to the next room.

Menu Access:

The menus will be accessible by pressing its associated buttons on the right side of the screen.


When the player moves into a room containing enemies, a battle will start. Battle will be carried out by means of "clashes." Each clash represents a possible attack or action, and will be shown as a math problem that the player will have to solve. The player will enter the answer in normal mode by clicking on the text field at the bottom of the screen, and entering the numerical answer using the number keys on the keyboard. In "gameboy mode" there will be a numberpad on-screen, and the player will be able to highlight a number or symbol with the directional pad, and select by pressing one of the keys on the right side.


The player can access the shop any time not in battle during the game by pressing one of the right side buttons. Once in the shop, the player can select an item by using the directional pad, or by clicking on it. Once the item is selected, its price will be displayed as a relational math problem which the player must solve. The answer is entered the same way as in combat.

Game Progression

//How to get from level to level

Curriculum/ Classroom Value

This game covers elements of the fourth grade math curriculum used in Boston, MA, USA.

Team Information

Eric Kenvin (3rd Year)


Jonathan Meschino (4th Year)


Preston Johnson (3rd Year)


David Silverman



- Have the players defeat monsters and solve puzzles by solving math questions

- Have a small on-screen map to help players navigate through the dungeon

Developer's Section

Developer meetings:

Where: Game Design Labs - Building 70-2500 @ RIT

When: 5-7pm Thursdays

Saturdays 6-8pm (TBA-only if needed that week)

Meeting times and locations are subject to change as needed. For more information, contact someone on the team (see TEAM MEMBERS section).