please help States condundrum

I am trying to do a very slow mousing activity for kindergarten. I saw a game like this where they would click the mouse on the balloon and the balloon would pop and disappear. At this point, I feel like I had my state right and the sound was on, but they state never changes to hidden. I have attached the slide.

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Charles Zoffuto


So the problem is that if you don't use the exit animation and have the balloons animated off the screen (like in my bubble pop game - it is entirely too fast for a kindergartener to catch. The problem is that the hidden state won't work with an exit animation. The solution is not to use the hidden state. Rather what I did was to create a visited state in which I deleted the balloon. This allows you to use the exit animation and create something slow enough for your students to click on.

Don't forget you can also use the left-click trigger and double-click triggers assuming you are working on mousing skills with your learners.

Let me know if you need any additional help with this.

Charles Zoffuto

shannon page said:

Soooo... how'd you get the count as the bubbles got popped?

I added a variable called "score" and every time a learner popped a bubble there was a trigger set to adjust variable score - add 1.Here is the file for you to deconstruct. (

To advance you Storyline skills, you may want to consider taking a training course. ( As one of the instructors I can unbiasedly say they are the best. Maybe I will see you in an upcoming class. Be sure to register early as they fill very quickly.