Monday, 17 September 2012

Two New Features: More Words and Accents

I’ve recently added two extra features to the Consonant Blends and Tricky Words software which I’ve been meaning to write about here. Both now come with a database of words. It means you can create your own lists of words for playing in the games. All you need to do is to browse through the Word List and select the words for your list. It’s easy to add and remove words and you can build as many word lists as you want; so you can have them for specific children, or classes, or times of the year.
The other feature I’ve added is to do with the growing number of users in the US. 60% of the 1.5 million visitors to Roy every year come from the USA. Hello America..!. So, both Tricky Words and Consonant Blends software have been updated with a library of American accents, when you install the software you simply choose which accent you prefer; you can change this at a later date if you’d prefer English accents (but that would be odd...!).

If you’d like to know more about the above features then please do not hesitate to contact me. Hopefully the screen grabs will be able to show you how it works too... you can find out more here: Consonant Blends and Tricky Words.

Operation Lucy / Interactive Book...

OK, no more apologies, actions speak louder than words... I’m on it. There’s writing, drawing, scanning and coloring-in going on, plus a neat interactive book being put together for the next episode: Operation Lucy. It does take time ... you have been waiting patiently, I know – sorry!  I will be also be adding it to the software with a whole load of extras that hopefully you’ll find interesting... I’ve popped in a couple of the pics from the story below and some sketches of elephants I did from photos... was not happy with Lucy so went back to basics... studying what they should look like in real life and then making them into Lucy...

I don’t have an estimated time of release yet, but I am working on it... and not on anything else! Apart from the other job... I work 2.5 days a week for Roy.