Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Clue Hunter game for learning

Clue Hunter was designed and developed as part of a suite of editable templated games for the Cambridge University Press & Assessment English department.

Clue Hunter is an isometric exploration game designed for use on interactive whiteboards. The teacher divides the class into teams, who compete against each other to win the most number of points within a set time. Players explore a town to find and answer a series of questions. Roadworks randomly appear to block routes, and coins can be picked up to win extra points. 

As with all the Cambridge-templated HTML5 games that educate, the visual design, animation, music, and sound of the Clue Hunter template can be modified using a bespoke Games Editor tool. With a simple interface, this tool allows the team at Cambridge to create unique scenarios and themes and produce multiple game types with a wide variety of text-based and audio-visual content suited to the subject, age group and education level.

Learners can access and play the games through the Cambridge One platform on all desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

If you’re interested in the technical info…

The games are built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. They utilise the React library and are rendered using PixiJS, with the game and theme content being loaded via JSON files. The games adhere to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 Level AA where possible

The Games Editor is built using the Laravel PHP framework.