Cambridge University Press

Infinite Runner game for learning

Infinite Runner was designed and developed as part of a suite of games for learning for the Cambridge University Press & Assessment, English Language Teaching (ELT) department.

Designed ‘mobile first’, this is a Temple Run style game in which players control a runner to pick up correct items and avoid obstacles or hazards. Extra points can be won by picking up tokens along the way.

As with all the Press & Assessment HTML5 games for learning, the visual design, animation, music and sound of the Infinite Runner template can be modified using a bespoke Games Editor tool. With a simple interface, this tool allows the team at Press & Assessment 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 Rabbit Runner and Man Runner themes and the team at Cambridge University Press & Assessment, English Language Teaching (ELT) department created the Fly Feast graphics internally.

Learners can access and play the games through the CambridgeOne 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.