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Memorize to Play

Logo Memory PreviewI like to share something with you. At goodlogo.com I hooked up the tagging of logos with our new Logo Memory game. Alberto being bored and not wanting to do any work on his graduation project already wrote the memory and slide puzzle javascripts back in 1999 for our team basketball site, Heren5. End of last year while working on the tagging section on goodlogo.com, I wanted to add some extra visual interface or output to the tagging to, in a more fun way, enjoy the beautiful subsets it came up with. What better fun than a game. A logo game! Having looked around on the internet for Flash or Ajax prêt-a-porter games, I was disappointed about the quality and look-and-feel of these games and also wasn’t looking forward to maintaining a Flash .fla and its actionscript. As far as I know, you can’t f.i. do an easy svn diff on a .fla. And then it hit me, why not take some really clean and easy to understand (thus: to alter) javascript that has already proven itself for almost ten years now. I took Alberto’s javascript and added some scripting so that it would automatically pick a subset of logos before shuffling the cards.

After adding some score calculation and duplicating the amount of logos on file last month, I think we got ourselves a cool game. Please check it out. The basic level serves any logos, the intermediate level serves logos having at least one tag in common and the advanced having at least two tags in common. Thus making the differences between logos in the subsets smaller and smaller and for you harder to inter recognize and to remember differences.

After building this logo memory game in a flash, I felt like wanting more and started playing around with the slide puzzle featured on the Heren5 site and thought why not also brand this as a logo game. What a joy cutting up all those logos with the Photoshop shredder… I have to say Slide Puzzle is not as cool as logo memory, but maybe that’s because I can’t seem to get past level 2. Perhaps you can? Good luck!
But be sure to start with the Logo Memory first, it’s far more enjoyable.

I understand if you don’t have the time or patience to play a cool game of logo memory, in this case you can also hit the ‘surprise me’ button on goodlogo.com or whilst in the tagging section click ‘random tag’ or ‘random multitag’ links. This will also serve you with a cool subset of logos, only I can’t guarantee you it will be exactly ten logos.

Happy Gaming!

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 30, 2009 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    “Clean” javascript? I really doubt it… ;-)

    Have you tried 3 common tags?

  2. Posted January 30, 2009 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    Yes, I tried 3 common tags :-) Actually this is also working if you click the ‘random multitag‘ link on the tags pages. On these pages using this link it is making sets with a *minimum* of 2 common tags.

    Only reason why 3 common tags are not being used in the selection of memory sets, is because it would not result in a subset of a minimum of 10 logos. And without this, it’s hard to setup and shuffle a game of memory ;-)

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