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Thanks for your feedback Zach! A lot of merit should go to people who implemented and "standardized" the web audio API, a great way to interacti with audio and video output on modern browsers, I love HTML5!
Hi Zach, great comments. To say that implementation could be an improved is an understatement. We will eventually build in a web interface so that you can be quizzed online whenever you feel like it.
But here's why SMS-based quiz questions are really valuable, and why we chose to debut that feature during the hackathon - it's a better way of learning. When testing is distributed over a long period of time, and happens out of the blue, you tend to retain information better. So we didn't just do this because it's a fun feature, we did it so our users could learn more effectively (check out the science link on our main page for more about this).
Lastly, the 'How to make a tutorial' tutorial does provide more information about the files and learning system. Thanks again for your comments!
Ah, I probably should have read the tutorial more carefully then. :-) It'd be awesome in future versions to add that info on the tutorials page.
Your reasoning for SMS is great too. I've re-evaluated it now. Cheers!
Thanks, glad you liked it. Sorry the room creation wasnt workng for you we hit our API daily request limit last night. It's back working again now.
Hi Zachbruggeman, I agree this type of game has been done many many times. We were really trying to do something different in the delivery, (using node webkit) to compile a native desktop app, As well as implementing a game replay feature. We strived to make a very complete game from the graphics down to the sound effects and music.
I am sorry if you encountered some bugs, I would recommend using the downloadable version, or playing in chrome at game.zoomtheballoon.com
Thanks for the feedback!