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How to Choose a Game Type

This page describe how to choose a game type when making your own game on Sugarcane. For more general help on making games, see the How to Make a Game tutorial.

Sugarcane provides 18 fun game types to choose from! When making a game you will be prompted to choose a type, from six different categories: Matching, Associating, Typing, Ordering, Categorizing, and Other.

To decide which type to make, think about how you would like to learn about your selected topic. For example, if you are interested in putting information in order, then choose one of the Ordering games. On the other hand, if you want to learn related pieces of information that go together, then choose one of the Matching games.


Here is more information about the six categories and each game type within them.

Matching

Matching games are about learning sets of information that go together. There are five types of matching games to choose from.

Grid Matching

In Grid Matching, the player identifies pairs of information. To learn more, try playing Element Symbol Matching and read the Creating a Grid Matching Game tutorial.

Concentration

In Concentration, the player identifies hidden pairs of information. To learn more, try playing Element Memory Matching and read the Creating a Concentration Game tutorial.

Choose the Match

In Choose the Match, the player chooses the correct match for a given item. To learn more, try playing Which Cheese Is This? and read the Creating a Choose the Match Game tutorial.

That's a Match

In That’s a Match, the player decides whether two items fit together. To learn more, try playing Art These a Match? and read the Creating a That’s a Match Game tutorial.

Which Match Is Wrong

In Which Match Is Wrong, the player is asked to spot information that doesn’t go together. To learn more, try playing Which Planet’s Image and Symbol Is Wrong? and read the Creating a Which Match Is Wrong Game tutorial.

Associating

Associating games are about learning all the associated information for a given item. There are two types of associating games to choose from.

Flash Cards

Use Flash Cards to study and learn associated pieces of information. To learn more, take a look at Study Art and read the Creating a Flash Cards Game tutorial.

What's Connected

In What’s Connected, the player identifies facts that fit for a given item. To learn more, try playing Learn Famous Works of Art and read the Creating a What’s Connected Game tutorial.

Typing

Typing games challenge players to recall information by typing it. There are four types of typing games to choose from.

Type the Facts

In Type the Facts, the player types the facts that correspond to a given item. To learn more, try playing Type the Disney Hero and read the Creating a Type the Facts Game tutorial.

Fact Grid

In Fact Grid, the player types all the items that correspond to the given facts. To learn more, try playing Name the Disney Films and read the Creating a Fact Grid Game tutorial.

Guess That Item

In Guess That Item, the player must type the item suggested by clues that appear one by one. To learn more, try playing Guess That Planet and read the Creating a Guess That Item Game tutorial.

Recall Them All

In Recall Them All, the player is asked to type as many items as he or she can remember. To learn more, try playing Recall Countries by Continent and read the Creating a Recall Them All Game tutorial.

Ordering

Ordering games are about putting information in the correct order. There are four types of ordering games to choose from.

Put In Order

In Put In Order, the player places a group of items in their correct order. To learn more, try playing Put Disney Films in Order and read the Creating a Put In Order Game tutorial.

Put In Order Ultimate

In Put In Order Ultimate, the player must arrange all the items in their correct absolute order. To learn more, try playing Order the Planets and read the Creating a Put In Order Ultimate Game tutorial.

Before or After

In Before or After, the player is asked to compare two items and say which comes before and which after. To learn more, try playing Is This Disney Movie Before or After? and read the Creating a Before or After Game tutorial.

Let's Compare

In Let’s Compare, the player is asked to compare items and say which ones come first and last. To learn more, try playing Which Country is the Largest? and read the Creating a Let’s Compare Game tutorial.

Categorizing

Categorizing games are about learning to group information into categories. There are two types of categorizing games to choose from.

Choose the Category

In Choose the Category, the player must identify the category that an item belongs to. To learn more, try playing Choose the Continent and read the Creating a Choose the Category Game tutorial.

What Belongs

In What Belongs, the player is asked to recall the members of a series of categories. To learn more, try playing Countries and Continents and read the Creating a What Belongs Game tutorial.

Other

Other game types on Sugarcane invite learning in a variety of ways. There is one other game type to choose from.

Click to Spell

In Click to Spell, the player must correctly spell a word or phrase using a bunch of jumbled letters. To learn more, try playing Spell the Element and read the Creating a Click to Spell Game tutorial.