Exabis Games

Activities ::: mod_exagames
Maintained by Andreas Riepl
The goal of this activity is to bring the aspect of game-based-learning into Moodle-courses. The way the acitivity works is that two of our exagames are based upon quizzes given to students within a Moodle course (braingame and exaclick), one activity links games created with the OpenSource-platform gamelabs.at directly into Moodle courses. See readme.txt for further instructions.
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Exabis games for Moodle

The goal of this activity is to bring the aspect of game-based-learning into Moodle-courses. Yes, game-based-learning is much more than using some funny animations and yes we have re-written everything for HTML5!

The way the acitivity works is that two of  our exagames are based upon quizzes given to students within a Moodle-course. This way exagames can be seen as another fun-way to acquire knowledge being an "enhancement" of quizzes.

We started out with the “braingame” which basically reads out questions from quizzes. During the answering of questions there is a small animation (brain growing for given correct answers). The ultimate goal is to catapult the scientist into outer space – otherwise he drops into the ocean.

This year we have enhanced the activity with another game called exaclick. The principles were taken from an old television-show where tiles would cover up a whole picture and then would be uncovered one by one.  In our version this is also combined with Moodle-quizzes but in addition questions can be enhanced with a video or picture that can be covered with tiles. These questions can be categorized with difficulty-levels – the enhancement is done with an integrated Flash-based editor.

Regarding gameplay: after one recognizes the picture or video the stop-button is pressed and a question (it could be related to the picture) is then displayed which should be answered correctly. If the question answered incorrectly one heart is lost, three lost hearts equals to “game over”.
Bonus points (for a game-highscore) are given for the factor speed (the sooner the picture is recognized the more bonus-points are gained).

For exaclick to work you need to configure the questions that you have added to a test that the game is based upon.

1.    Upload some pictures and/or videos to a folder within your Moodle-course
2.    Create a test based upon a question bank
3.    Create a game using the activity “exabis games” and choosing “exaclick” from the pulldown-menu
4.    Configure your question in the tab “configure question”. Here you can choose a question. By clicking on the question a flash-based editor is opened. Insert a link to a picture or video that was previously uploaded.
5.    Save the question
6.    Continue configuring questions on different difficulty-levels.
7.    Have your students play the game – Highscores are displayed within the exabis games-activity.

This is a mere embedding of a platform we have started to develop two years back. Here students can create individual games based upon the adventure-principle. Take a look at the game “Hallo Welt” to get a basic idea. The platform was financed by the Federal Austrian Ministry of Education and is free to use for everyone.

Register a new user and try out gamelabs to experiment.


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  • Andreas Riepl
    Sun, Mar 14, 2021, 3:56 AM
    Hello César, we have corrected the problem, regards Andreas
    Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 5:49 PM
    Hello, I have just installed moodle 3.11.5.
    This plugin would works?
  • Andreas Riepl
    Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 9:14 PM
    Hello it should! If you encounter any problems, please let us know!

    Regards, Andreas
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    Fri, May 13, 2022, 11:08 AM
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  • Al
    Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 4:34 AM
    Hi What a fantastic plugin, the students love it. Sadly we have upgraded to moodle 4 and it won't load. Is there going to be a moodle 4 version? It would really be helpful, please.
  • Andreas Riepl
    Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 8:23 PM
    Hello and thank you. We will look into the matter and be back shortly, regards Andreas.
  • Al
    Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 4:37 AM
    Thank you so much. When I told the students at school that one of their favourite games was coming to moodle 4, they were so excited, thank you.
  • Al
    Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 4:31 AM
    Thank you again, is there any news on the bug fix to all this brilliant extension to work? I am so sorry to bother you but the students love it so much.
  • Andreas Riepl
    Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 12:39 AM
    Hello Al, we tried the version - it should run with Moodle 4.x - can you please elaborate on your version and the problems, you can also mail us directly, if needed, regards Andreas
  • Al
    Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 7:07 PM
    yes, that fine, if you give me your email. I have tried on here but it says you are not accepting messages. I can then send you screenshots etc.
  • Andreas Riepl
    Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 11:31 PM
    Hello Al, sure: ariepl@gtn-solutions.com - try our experimental branch first: https://github.com/gtn/exagames/tree/experimental - regards, Andreas
  • Bakiso Malkowa
    Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 3:27 PM
    I Think it is a old version and not working. Kindly updated it
  • Younes Orli-Idrissi
    Thu, May 4, 2023, 3:02 PM
    Hi everyone. First off, I really love this plug-in and the inclusion of gamification. Thank you. But, does someone else also have some issue with the font sizes (that the text sometimes runs a bit over the game-boarder itself)? Is there any possibilities to edit the font size?

    Thank you. Best Younes
  • Andreas Riepl
    Tue, May 9, 2023, 3:18 PM
    Hello Younes, which Moodle-version are you using? Regards, Andreas
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