• Concept development
• Interface design
• Game mechanics
The Newark Museum was excited about using interactive technology to help visitors learn about paintings. We recommended a Concentration game because it’s familiar and intuitive, and provides an excellent incentive for looking closely and remembering details.
Fifteen paintings from the Museum’s American Art collection were selected to become games, and each was divided into tiles according to three levels of play: easy, medium or hard.
Players click on the tiles to find matching details from a painting. When a match is made, that section of the painting is revealed. A player wins when all the tiles are matched within the time allotted. Then the entire painting is shown, along with key information about the artist and the work. Visitors who have played the game have recognize the paintings in the galleries and can share what they’ve learned with friends.