Emoji School, a free to play iOS puzzle game is now available on the app store. It is a game where one player hosts a game (the teacher) and creates a puzzle for other players (the students) to solve. The puzzle is a rule that the students are tying to find, the rule being based on the number, type and position of emoji characters in a row. An example might be...
“There are no people wearing hats.”
Students submit emoji and the teacher then marks those emoji correct or incorrect based on the rule. Students are notified when their emoji have been marked, and they will then be allowed to submit more emoji. When students think they have found a pattern they can guess the rule, or test their hypothesis more but risk another player guessing the rule first.
Emoji School is a game of competitive puzzle solving. It has its roots in inductive reasoning board and card games, and attempts to bring those types of games to the mobile platform. Those games are interesting because they have an educational aspect to them, they are not only fun to play but also teach us how to problem solve in a way that has much in common with real science. View on App Store.
About Omino Games:
Omino Games is an independent games company founded by Andrew Beynon.
Press Release: emoji-school-press-release.pdf