I'm not a gamer at all - too much else to do in real life - but I installed this game and have started playing it because it's for a good cause. My major complaint is that there are no instructions at all, so learning how to play is a case of trial and error. Will this impinge on the research results? For example, my first results will be poor because I was learning how to steer. And I've still no real idea how to slow down/speed up/pause. Or maybe testing one's ability to figure out the controls unaided is part of the research. In any event, though the graphics are lovely, and it's a great idea, the lack of instructions is frustrating so I'm only giving 3 stars.
Who am I It's not enough info gathered about the players. 6 questions doesn't tell all about me. Just because i live in one country doesn't mean i born and grow there up there. Chosing English doesn't mean it's my first language, so might not understand that terminology. ...and many other factors such as played any games before, kind of phone its played on, any physical disabilities and eye sight... could affect the player ability and effectiveness. It's a good start but huge improvement needed.
Good fun. I dont usually play this type of game, but as it is for research, thought i would give it a go. Its good fun, but my reflexes/ reaction time could be better. I find the boat difficult to control at times. The boost button is a little unpredictable.
Sadly, like previous comments, this app started well but on about level 8 it became impossible to steer. No movement possible to right or left, so headlong into whatever was in it's path. The helpful comment re steering so as not to crash into icebergs didn't help!! I'm uninstalling this until improvements made, as this gives false info to research. Would also be useful as a Window app, as a bigger screen could improve results.
No good for research The concept is good, unfortunately in its present form, the game isn't. It's very unresponsive to commands. How do the researchers distinguish between the defects of the game, the possibility of a person's poor gaming skills and incipient dementia? Conversely, a young, experienced gamer could well overcome the game's deficiencies yet have poor spatial concepts. Again, how do the researchers know? For me there are too many variables for this game to significantly assist dementia research.
Great that it is helping dementia research Difficult to control the boat...I am not someone who plays these games as a rule. I find the navigation easy enough but the control of the boat not so much. How can the speed element due to cognitive ability be separated from the speed (or lack of) due to lack of skill using the controls?!
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