Seeing that my young son was able to stare at his tablet screen for hours if not interupted, I wanted to make something to at least give him some sort of lesson while he played. All his games are simple, noisy and colourful. I found a nice tutorial on Laracasts that showed how to make a Wordle clone on the popular (and my favourite) framework Laravel, but after follwoing along I realised that the whole framework was unnecessary.
After getting it working in it’s primitive form on a static site, and it was stable, I spent a little time developing it further and adding a few features so that my son wouldn’t get bored ofit too quickly.
Beyond the standard 3x5 grid that the laracast tutorial shows you, I added a few buttons and features behind the scenes;
- Add or reduce number of guesses, like a difficulty setting
- Choose the length of the word to guess from 3, 4 or 5 letters