Quick and Dirty Tips has released a new game for the iPad that promises to help users improve their grammar. The game is called Grammar Pop, and it is the brainchild of Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl podcast host and New York Times best-selling author. Fogarty helped develop and test the game using the Game Salad authoring tool.
"I was looking for a game like Grammar Pop to play myself and couldn’t find anything – so this started as an app for people who love word games and want something more challenging than the average fare," Fogarty said. "It quickly became apparent that teachers and parents loved it, too, because it’s a fun way for kids, even very young ones, to practice the things they’re learning in school about parts of speech. Even though I’ve spent hundreds of hours testing the game, I enjoy it so much that I still play it just for fun sometimes."
In Grammar Pop users match words in sentences with 1 of 11 speech parts. The game starts off with the basics (nouns, verbs, and articles) and advances through 14,000 words and 28 levels of difficulty. Higher levels include more advanced concepts such as gerunds, participles, and infinitives. Users can start at level 1 or move between levels at will, collecting prizes and earning achievements along the way.
The game is available on the iTunes store now for $1.99. Find out more about it at www.grammarpop.com.