Zoko Write


The “Zoko Write” game makes letter tracing fun and easy for young children. Children are taught to trace a letter by helping a mole-rat (Zokor) to dig a route for collecting apples that will appear step by step according to the stroke order. Thus, the child is called to drag Zokor and carefully help it dig the trail for reaching an apple by the shortest undug path. Zokor has to avoid going to the edges of the field, because it will lose stamina while trying to dig. Also, if Zokor does not follow the shortest undug path for reaching an apple, it might get trapped.

Goal (description)

Uppercase letters and/or numbers with coordination eye-hand. It is designed to help children learn how to recognize and write uppercase letters and/or numbers as well as improve their eye-hand coordination


Johnson-Glenberg, M. C., Savio-Ramos, C., & Henry, H. (2014). “Alien Health”: A Nutrition Instruction Exergame Using the Kinect Sensor. Games For Health Journal, 3(4), 241–251. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0094
Johnson-Glenberg. M. C., & Hekler, E. (2013). Alien health game: An embodied, exergame to instruct in nutrition and MyPlate. Games for Health Journal: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications, 2, 6, 354-361. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0057

Provider/ Suite: Kinems


Skill Domain: Motor-sensory & Academic skills


Subject: Language


Special needs / School ages: 4 to 8 years old


Language: English


Cost: Paid


Equipment: Kinect camera


System Requirement: Kinect for Windows sensor
Windows 7 or newer operating system
Dual-core 2 GHz or faster processor
1 GB free disk space
Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
External graphics card (preferred)