Recall The Game Tutorial

How do I play this game

This game is based upon the nback task .

In our spacethemed game, you have been abducted by a hostile alien species. To escape you must navigate though a series of wormholes using one of their foreign ships. To advance wormholes you need to zap matching fuel cells (determined by the nback). The ships sensors will give you cues to help you determine which fuel pods to zap (the nback targets) and which ones to collect (the other fuel pods) to fuel your ship. Remember the sequence of colors, shapes and sounds.

Sometimes the fuel pods may randomly cloak their color, shape or sound. This means at least one of those signals will be missing, so you should remember all 3 pieces of information (color, shape, sound) together.

Don’t fret if you don’t get it at first, this is brain training and it is meant to be challenging. After a few days, you’ll be proud of your progress.

Lets start by getting familiar with the screen elements. The game provides information about your task and progress:

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  • Move your ship by swiping your finger to the left and right
  • You need to COLLECT fuel pods to keep your ship moving. To collect a fuel pod — move your ship in front of the fuel pod.
  • To advance levels you need to ZAP matching fuel pods. To zap a matching fuel pod tap your finger on the screen. A laser beam will zap the match!

Targets are fuel pods that have a color, shape and/or sound that match the features of a fuel pod that is n-items back in the sequence. At the beginning of each level the intro screen states what features are task-relevant (color-sound, shape-sound, sound-only, or color-shape-sound). These are the features that you need to remember as you go through the wormhole. Some examples are as follows:

Match by COLOR

  • Zap matching fuel pods to advance levels
  • You will know a fuel pod is a match if its color matches the pod the correct number back for that wormhole
  • For example, for the 2-back wormhole you will zap a pod only if it is the same color as the one 2 pods back, on a 3-back wormhole you will zap the pod only if it is the same color as the one 3 pods back
  • Collect all other pods to keep fuel in your tank!

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Match by SHAPE

  • Zap matching fuel pods to advance levels
  • You will know a fuel pod is a match if its shape matches the pod the correct number back for that wormhole
  • For example, for the 2-back wormhole you will zap a pod only if it is the same shape as the one 2 pods back, on a 3-back wormhole you will zap the pod only if it is the same shape as the one 3 pods back
  • Collect all other pods to keep fuel in your tank!

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Match by SOUND

  • Sometimes you will match a fuel pod based only on the sound it makes. So listen very carefully!
  • You will hear a sound play at the same time a fuel pod appears on the horizon, the sound played is associated with this pod. Zap matching fuel pods to advance levels
  • You will know a fuel pod is a match if its sound matches the pod the correct number back for that wormhole
  • For example, for the 2-back wormhole you will zap a pod only if it is the same sound as the one 2 pods back, on a 3-back wormhole you will zap the pod only if it is the same sound as the one 3 pods back
  • Collect all other pods to keep fuel in your tank!

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HOLDOUT

  • Sometimes the fuel pods may randomly cloak their color, shape or sound.
  • This means one or more of those signals will be missing, so you should remember all 3 pieces of information (color, shape, sound) together.
  • It might look something like this:

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