Cambridge University Press

Jungle Jam game for learning

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

A hero monkey explores jungle environments containing a jungle floor, a ruined temple, a swamp and a cave in this flexible Quest game template. The monkey interacts with creatures, who guard entrances to other worlds, and if the player answers questions correctly he is allowed to pass. If the questions are answered incorrectly the player loses a life but is able to win them back as he explores the jungle further.

As with all the Press & Assessment HTML5 games for learning, the visual design, animation, music and sound of the Jungle Jam 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.

The games can be played while taking courses such as Prepare, Unlock, Storyfun and Kids Box 2nd Editions which can be accessed from CambridgeOne via 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.