Gate

This game is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash and is not supported on mobile devices.

This game is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash and is not supported on mobile devices.
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Shadows are corrupting the land. Restore the balance of nature using number operations and place value. Gate addresses Common Core standards and guides students in lowering intimidation about large numbers and decimals and realizing that the same mathematical concepts that apply to the "easy" integers apply to every order of magnitude.

"Best of Show" at the 2014 International Serious Play Conference.

Gate Overview

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To start the game, the player must click on "Level 1," which is the small lit-up sphere with the "1" in it. When the player completes Level 1, the sphere for Level 2 will light up, and so on.

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After completing all the levels in Gate, the player can go back and choose from any of the 16 levels to play again.

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In Gate, the player builds numbers using keystrokes, Q, W, E, R, T, A, S, D, F, G, which increase or decrease the value of n at each place value (ones, tens, hundreds, tenths, and hundredths).

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The last level of Gate is level 16, after completion of this level the game will be over and the player will have freed the spirits.

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In Gate, players (with use of keyboard) will put together the correct number representing each monster in order to destroy that monster. In this case the number is 249.

Accessibility Review

Gate helps players grow their understanding of place value and number operations. Gameplay is controlled by keystrokes, which works well for players who have better manual dexterity with keyboard than with mouse. Gate guides players in paying close attention to the placement of a decimal point within a number. Since each enemy has a limited number of hit points, the player is challenged to press keys to equal the hit points of the attacking enemy before the enemy can reach them.

Gate is heavily reliant upon precision, button mashing, and places a great deal of emphasis on the timing of movement. Therefore, players with physical disabilities that impede their ability to perform tasks that demand fine motor skills may have a difficult time completing the advanced stages of game. Since such a high demand is placed upon eye-hand coordination, Gate features a practice mode that allows players to improve their eye hand coordination while familiarizing themselves with the game’s controller scheme. With this considered, unfortunately, Gate may not be accessible to players with visual impairments. Additionally, Gate does not provide the option to remap buttons to different keys or to a video game console controller. Therefore, the player must use the Q, W, E, R, T, A, S, D, F, and G keys on the keyboard to play the game.