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“New Fish”

A Game Design Project from the G4C Student Challenge
By Rizuna
a High School Student from Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
Newfish

About this Project:

My project helps to give the basic knowledge of how to take care of a goldfish. This game aims towards kids that want to have a goldfish but their parents won't let them until they know they can take care of it. My project works by clicking buttons to go to different screens with different questions.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Peizhu Yuan 👏 Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
What a great app to help those who are thinking of getting a gold fish determine whether or not they can take good care of it. I love how simple this game is with a friendly and informative message that teaches why the selection is wrong and why the other choice is a better suggested action to take.

Although there's no difference between the type of tank for a goldfish, I think that it would be helpful to do a screen that contains a note telling the user that there's no particular difference between the tanks instead of directly jumping into the next question. So excited for more questions to discover whether I am suitable to take care of a goldfish!

Collin Millington 👏 CSO/Business Development at Modern Fanatic — Emoti-Con Judge
What a fun idea! I'm older, but this reminds me of the Tamagotchi game from years ago where you had to keep the little guy alive. I think this game if it were to go a little more in-depth and you actually had to feed it every day and change the water once a week could actually work to convince parents that a young adult is ready and willing to commit to taking care of a goldfish. Great job, keep pushing this game a little further and help your friends get that goldfish they always wanted.

Amanda Perales 👏 Aluminati Member at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
I am such a fan of how to / tutorial /informational games. There are many instances in which people find learning things through lecture and books to be boring. By putting what the knowledge you want to teach someone in the form of a game, you are more likely to catch their attention and relay your message.

I would like to see how you plan to expand this game. One idea is to expand on the goldfish and create more options, such as what-if scenarios. Another idea I think would be really awesome is to expand the game to include pets other than goldfish.

All in all, good job guys. I am really excited to see where you will go with this!

Feedback from the Community:

Ian 👏 a High School Student
This is a cool way to show how to take care of an animal and could help multiple kids finally get that goldfish they want.
Delecia 👏 a High School Student
i really liked how you did a project on how to take of an animal since i saw a lot of project that was raising awareness to to animal brutality
Yun 👏 a High School Student
I really like the idea of your game and the sound effects
Raima 👏 a High School Student from taehs
I like the color theme of the app, looks very interesting
Michella 👏 a High School Student
I liked your work and I think you did a real good job with what you have done.
Kristal 👏 a High School Student from Thomas. A Edison High School
I like how you made a project on how to take care of animals the proper way since some people don't know how to. I like the colors you used, your game was interesting.
Samiya 👏 a High School Student from Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
I love the idea of your game. I also like how educational and informative it was.