Nutrition Connection is a game with the goal of helping Young Canadians learn about the Canada's Food Guide. This was an exercise in utilizing gamification to promote education.
The idea of Nutrition Connection is a match 3 game. Users are faced with challenges to match certain combinations of food groups in order to raise their avatar's health. These challenges are based on requirements listed on Canada's Food Guide. As players progress through the game, challenges get increasingly difficult. This includes adding time restraints, or obstacles.
When conceptualizing this game, I knew I wanted the interface to be 'cute' and fun. I elected to use bright colours for each food group component, that were also reflective of their colour category on Canada's Food Guide. I created simple cartoon renderings of foods from each category to be used as game pieces. The interface of the game reflected this aesthetic as well, including simple animated avatars and a rounded font.