Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flash brain game 4: Africa Repeat

Africa Repeat is a geography and memory game submitted to the Experimental Gameplay Project for the April REPEAT theme.

Speed, map recognition, and remembering how many times you've seen each nation (the repeats) are all vital to a high score. You can compete on Kongregate or download the SWF.

Two types of people play Africa Repeat:

1) Those who know Africa's map.
2) Those that don't.

Type 1 play a speed/memory game, in Africa.

Type 2 play a map game with an easy memory task, and learn Africa to become Type 1. (took me ~dozen plays over a few days; the memory task makes learning inevitable; and you learn to speed up, directly increasing the difficulty of the memory task)

It's a repetitious game with repetitive music that needs to played repeatedly to break through to its memory-challenging repeat-counting gameplay...but it may be useful if you want memories of Africa's map.


STEP 1: Name the nation, using the mouse, arrows, or WASD.

This is Congo right?

STEP 2: Count the times this nation has repeated.

Oh, Morocco.
# repeats? I've seen Morocco one time, so zero repeats.

STEP 3: Repeat until the game ends. (2.5 minutes)

That's definitely not Somalia.

Zero repeats, first time seeing not-Somalia.

Mauritius again.

1 repeat of the M-island.

Three choices when score hits 1000.

Four choices at 2000+.
Still not Congo.

STEP 4: Repeat to mastery.. (>2.5 minutes)

Scoring details

Answering STEP 1 (naming) correctly increases your score's multiplier, from 0x to 54x. Correct responses add 4 to the multiplier, and incorrect responses subtract 4.

STEP 2 (repeat counting) correctly increases your score by the current multiplier, from 0 to 54. Incorrect guesses eat points.

Imagery from NASA.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Flash brain game 3: Play Piano Backwards

Play Piano Backwards is tough but simple. Click the notes in reverse order. (backwards)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Flash brain game 2: train your ear

Clk Tone Seq works your memory of relative pitch. Each round you'll be prompted to click the notes from either high to low or low to high.

If it's crazy hard, try rehearsing the notes. The game has a difficulty cap of 10 due to screen space constraints. (and laziness) (haven't hit the cap yet)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flash brain game 1: Number Sequencer

This YouTube video has a chimp displaying some impressive working memory skills.

Want to see how you stack up?

Number Sequencer is a similar Flash game that'll challenge even the smartest primates. The game works positional memory and includes a task switch. Correct answers at the difficulty cap give 20%, and misses take 20%.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

WMW video: song and stimuli

Here's a YouTube video showing some of the 61 stimuli in the game.

WMW video: tutorial on YouTube

Working Memory Workout released!

Download the game for free. (PC only, or Xbox if you compile the source yourself)

WMW features.

Learn WMW.

Please report any bugs or issues! Email me at ryanatkn at

By the way, I'm looking for work.