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Games of Skill

On any adventure, you must face each challenge using only the skills that you have mastered. We want you to run, dance, read, and explore. It takes time to learn sheet music or morse code, but it can be fun if you take your time and celebrate the little victories. We celebrate your victories.

News

More music comes to Arcadia

September 12nd, 2017

We have two more music games to add to the catalogue. PitchBack focuses your attention to your ears in an ear training challenge, while Repeater let's you practice reading sheet music at your level. Both games share Key skills with Tonal Recall, and offer tokens and XP as rewards.



The Primer is at 40% of its Beta goal

July 23rd, 2017

Hey guess what! The Primer is raising money to support the open Beta. Every dollar counts. Your contribution will allow us to open up The Primer so anyone can save their account and start creating their own content and testing their skills in 90 topics.

$4,403 /10,000
*Gifts are not eligible as a charitable donations.





Black and White mode comes to Tonal Recall

June 05th, 2017

Tonal Recall, the game of musical memorization has a new mode for you to try out. When we showed the game to folks at The Living Computer museum, we encountered players of all different musical skill levels. The number one feature request was for the ability to remove the color hints. We heard you loud and clear. Since this raises the difficulty level, you’ll receive a 50% bonus to the points you will earn.

Games

Your Guide to Everything

The Primer is a game of skill development. By asking and answering questions on 90 topics, the game itself becomes smarter about what questions to ask next. As your skill increases, so does The Primer’s expectation of you.

The Game of Musical Memory

Learn to read sheet music one note at a time. It can be hard start building new skills, that’s why we start you off with just three keys. Once you’ve got that down you can unlock all 15 notes on each clef. Start memorizing songs today.

Play Melodies on all Three Clefs

In this game you are presented with 8 notes in a row. Your first goal is to play each note in order, and then repeat it. Each measure in the sequence incorporates another note until the entire keyboard is in play.

Hear a Pitch, Play the Pitch Back

This is the most difficult of the music games. You are given played a note and must determine which key on the keyboard is associated with it. If you have a difficult time telling notes apart, this is where to practice. Don't give up, it's worth it.

Articles

Winning at Wikipedia

August 1st, 2017

Imagine you had a magic book, one that can answer your questions in any topic you can think of. The book is like a companion or tutor that can personalize its content based on your knowledge. As your knowledge grows, the book will adjust to help you reach even further. This kind of magic sounds reasonable to me. There are already apps that perform many of the functions described. What we need is a Magic Book Operating System.

A modern operating system has certain feature requirements, such as access to maps or a personal digital assistant that takes voice commands and suggests content based on user behavior. There are many examples of magic books in fiction, such as Pokemon’s Pokedex or Penny’s computer in Inspector Gadget. Typically they have a voice activated personal assistant that condenses information and answers questions. Let’s call our personal assistant Domino, who would be helpful for voice search, but wouldn’t comment on life choices. Additionally, there would need to be an interactive graphical interface.

I imagine the User Interface (UI) of a Magic Book would look a lot like Wikipedia. It would have a series of topics, arranged by categories that lead to articles full of information, and links between related articles. The difference between an ordinary tablet and a Magic Book is that the latter is tailored to you. If a first grader asks what a giraffe is, it might show them drawings and animations. If I ask, it should tell me that they are ungulates.

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