Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

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Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

We were recently approached by a large non profit organization to build an educational game in HTML5. Pest Detective is great game that teaches kids about household pest management. It features a very high production quality, complete with storyline and voiceover narration.

The player takes the role of a detective, investigating two major cases:

  • Case of the gruesome bite. Where a suspect bug injured a kid.
  • Case of the collapsing house. Where a suspect bug caused a house to collapse beneath its foundation.

In each case, the player watches the events unfold. Immediately after that, the player is sent to the scene to start investigating. There would be interviews with victims of the case to gather more information. The scene is also searched for clues. Players would tap on visual cues to spot clues. Each clue and resulting information is presented beautifully, just like in a detective movie.

Once all the clues are gathered, the player is tasked to piece together all information, in order to find the culprit bug.

The educational value from this game is really high : the player learns about the various bugs that cause common household problems, in an extremely fun and engaging way.


Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

Figure 2 - Choose a case to solve Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

Figure 3 - Reviewing the case file Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

Figure 4 - Searching for clues Pest Detective - an educational game built with HTML5

Figure 5 - A close up view of the bug bite. Can you find any clues here?



We’re very proud to have completed this project. It is a high production quality game in terms of storyline, depth and mechanics. We believe educational games like this will produce a net positive effect for the target audience.

Why HTML5?

HTML5 was chosen due to 2 main reasons:

  • Portability: the game works well on all devices, including desktop (Windows,Mac) , smartphones (iPhones, Android phones) and tablets (iPads, iPad Minis, Android Tablets).
  • Cost: the budget of this game was significantly lower than what traditional digital agencies would charge for.


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