Introduction and Target Users
Games(Digital and Traditional)
Our Observations and Approach
Our Target Users and Our Digital Games
Objective : Designing meaningful digital games for
rural children .
• Facilitate rural children to play their digital games .
• Observe their traditional games.
• Observed & collected the experiences of the children.
• Comparative study and key points.
The games were tested in the following three
1. Public School in a remote village of Mysore.
2. Private school in lucknow where the children enjoy
high parental income .
3. Public school in Lucknow near the above mentioned
where the parents income were not that much .
Some of the digital games employed were :
1. Crocodile rescue .
3. Train Tracks
There were total of 10 games that were used for testing
for a period of 17 weeks .
A total of 28 traditional games were used , some
of which are
Halla Guli Maane
Cops and Robbers
Hide and Seek
The following observations were made :
Character or team development has no central role
in traditional games , as required in video games
unlike video games .
Traditional games do not have skill enhancing
objects , as they are mainly meant to be acquired
or moved around only .
No pre-programmed logic so games advance only
when players act .
Simple social interaction and engagement in
traditional games as compared to digital .
After interpreting playable issues with the digital games
and the results from newly designed game(Tree - Tree)
, the following modifications to existing games are
Game has to be challenging , enjoyable without being
too difficult .
Adavanced levels should have more subgoals
Using same game mechanics that are there in
traditional games guarantees the success of digital
The target users that they chose are not the true
representation of rural Indian children.
Even their digital games are not much meaningful
Number of schools are very less
Their observation is true that Indian
traditional games are not much skill
• Most of the games require more physical
stamina rather than mind exercise .
• The suggestions to make digital games
more engrossing are really magnificent .
Tree-Tree game is entertaining and at the
same time it is educative and easy to
implement on mobiles as well
Our target users will be children between the age of
5-15 residing in villages closer to semi-developed
Business(to teach the business skills )
Driving In real world.
Finding the cattle (To enhance logical and
mathematical reasoning) .
Defenders(For enhancing team skills)
Our games have a wide range based on the age and
living environment of the children