I am working on a game for chemistry education - the game involves selecting four of sixteen displayed squares. Each square displays either a:
(i) chemical structure
(ii) chemical formula
(iii) chemical name
(iv) functional group name (e.g. ketone, aldehyde, alcohol, and so on).
For each functional group (alcohol, ether, ketone, aldehyde, etc) the player needs to match the chemical's structure, with the formula, with the name, with the functional group name. You do not need to know any chemistry to help out with this. I have already built the part of the game that requires chemical knowledge.
What I DO need, though, is:
(i) A highscore table that shows the player's current, and past high scores, as well as ALL the other players high scores. (This is intended to be a game that is accessible via the Internet - any site will do, I can host one at any URL if need be and I already have a paid Wordpress account including a Namecheap domain name that I might use to host the game).
This is an educational game, so players will need to enter their University ID after they have played their first game - the idea is, that this would transfer the player's University ID (or whatever name they type in) to a high score, and the high score table would be visible to all players.
I tried to include something like this myself but it just did not work, unfortunately.
On completion of the high score table, with confirmation that it works, I will $25 dollars.
(ii) I also need Google Analytics integration: we intend to use this game for research, especially to collect user data (so we need to know things like: (a) how long players play the game for (b) how long does it take users to complete the game, on average (c) how long does each player spend, on average, on each level (d) are some levels requiring more time than others? (e) do some players abandon the game without finishing it - if so, what proportion ? Stuff like that would be really helpful.
(If you can think of a different way to gather data than Google Analytics/a different analytics tool or some other method please just go with that or let me know and we can talk about it).
Once the Analytics is done I'll pay another $ 25 dollars.
(iii) When the player presses a 'pause' button, they should be able to access a menu, from which they should be able to either 'quit', 'restart', 'go to the high score table'. They should be able to also 'return to the game' which would effectively be the same as 'unpause'.
(iv) A 'how to use'/'help' feature on the start menu, basically a button that players click to take them to a new layout (or that shows a new layer) that describes how the game works.
(v) Very importantly, I need the game to resize properly on the following devices: iPads, iPhones, Android Tablets (e.g. Samsung Galaxy), Android phones (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S4) and computers, either desktop or laptop. The game relies on the display of cards/squares, since it is in effect, a 'match game', and so it really needs to resize properly from one screen to the next.
It doesn't have to look perfect on ALL screens but if we can get it to look mostly the same on iPad, iPhones, and laptops, that'd be, I think, enough.
(vi) Finally, I need some overall trimming down/cutting back on my verbose event sheets. I have the tendency to overcomplicate things - right now I probably have too many events for the game to run smoothly. So I just need someone to go through and remove unused global variables, unused instance variables, unused or overly complex code - without damaging the functionality of the game itself.
For this I am offering $ 80, and I will pay $25 of this on completion of the multiplayer table, and $ 25 dollars on completion of the Google Analytics stuff, and then the remaining $30 dollars for the rest. If you want to do it in a different order that is fine too.
The quicker you can do this, the more I'll pay - if you can get it done inside of 7 days I'll pay $90.
If it is completed by this Friday (Oct 2nd, say, midnight AEST (Sydney time)), and uploaded to a website so I can see how it works (and if you guide me as to how I can upload it to a website on or by Friday) than I'll pay $ 100. I'm flexible on this though, i.e. if you get it done 5 minutes after Friday midnight AEST than I will still pay the $100.
If you think you want to do this, but can't get it done inside of 7 days, please let me know how long it would, realistically, take you, and when you could have this completed by.
Again, you do not need to know any chemistry to use this game or to complete this work, but if you want to talk to me please send me an email at . I will be checking my email routinely over the next 24 hours. I am located in Australia so organising a Skype call may be difficult but I am willing to try or we can communicate via email. You can also post a response here, which I will check routinely over the next 24 hours as well.
Once we've worked out a deal, I'll send you the CAPX that I've been working on, and you'll see what I've got so far.
I also have a number of future games that I need developed that I would be willing to pay higher prices (between 200 and 250 dollars, potentially). So if you can do a good job on this, I can guarantee you, there will be more work to come, and very soon (within 2 weeks or less).