Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Fish Grow game for learning

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

Players have to collect correct items and avoid obstacles or hazards by controlling a fish. There are additional points to be won by picking up tokens along the way.

As with all the Cambridge HTML5 games for learning, the visual design, animation, music and sound of the Fish Grow 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.

We created the Fish Grow, Space Grow and Dragon Grow themes.

Learners can play the games while taking courses such as Prepare, Unlock, Storyfun and Kids Box 2nd Editions, which can be accessed from Cambridge One 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.