A Game Design Project from the G4C Student Challenge
By Sahara, Fatimah, Nick, and Aqeel
High School Students from Thomas A. Edison CTE High School
About this Project:
The challenge/issue that the project presents is that it is not always easy for certain animals and creatures to get to their natural habitat because of problems with the area around them. For example, based on this project, the turtle can get to the ocean safely with the right guess, but if the guess is wrong then the turtle is put at risk. Reasons for the turtle not making it to the ocean safely could be garbage around, or harmful predators.
This idea came to be because based on movies and shows, turtles have a hard time going to the ocean safely without dying. With this knowledge, the game was created to make sure the turtle will safely make its way to the ocean without anything stopping it.
In our game there is a guessing game, you will be introduced with the instructions and you will be guided. If you guess the correct number the turtle will successfully make it to the ocean and you will be congratulated and told how many rounds it took you to guess the correct number.
Saul Einbinder 👏 Technology Lecturer at Several Universities — Emoti-Con Judge
Challenging habitats are a difficult issue to solve, and I like that you chose this topic to help improve our awareness. The connection between the habitat concept and the guessing game might have been stronger. For example, maybe finding the number in fewer guesses could translate into the turtle getting home faster. I'd suggest thinking about how to mirror the turtle's challenge in the game. The turtle is cute, and I enjoyed playing your game!
Deren Guler 👏 CEO at Teknikio — Emoti-Con Judge
What a creative way to tell this story, bravo! You've chosen a very important and often overlooked topic. I hope you will continue to work on this game and perhaps add more puzzles and facts, it is a very engaging way to educate the public on these issues!
Sarah Maldonado 👏 Program Manager, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
I really like your topic! It's true that there are so many obstacles a sea turtle faces after it hatches. Guessing the number was fun! Have you thought about having multiple outcomes for the game, which would reflect the real life challenges the turtles face? There are a lot of great ways to grow this game, building off of what you've started!
Feedback from the Community:
Ian 👏 a High School Student
I like this as we hear about turtles and their safety and no we see a game where it can help inform people about it and tell them what can be done to help.
Raima 👏 a High School Student
I like the idea of this app, it is very good to help out with turtles and animal life
Delecia 👏 a High School Student
i really liked how this was fun and i liked how you are bringing awareness to an social issue.
Michella 👏 a High School Student
This game is fun and goes around a problem that needs to be addressed. Good work.
Kristal 👏 a High School Student from Thomas. A Edison High School
I find it sweet how you care about turtles and their safety. I thought your game was very good and how you are trying to help this issue. Very nice work :)
Samiya 👏 a High School Student from Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
I like how you brought attention to a real-world issue. Very cool.