Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Word Cake game for learning

Word Cake game for learning was designed and developed as part of a suite of editable templated games for the Cambridge University Press & Assessment English department.

Word Cake is a classroom game for younger children which is 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. The game template can be set up with one bowl and recipe book, two bowls or three bowls. 

As with all the Cambridge HTML5 games that educate, the visual design, animation, music and sound of the Word Cake 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.