A Game Design Project from the G4C Student Challenge
a High School Student from Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
About this Project:
This project addresses the issue of how our actions affect the environment. I came up with this game idea by thinking of some problem in the world that I'm passionate about.
In this game you are given two images. You must choose which one is more helpful towards our environment. After you choose one, you are given an explanation on why you're right/wrong about that choice.
This game has evolved because I started adding more objects for the user to choose from. Also, I decided to add a interactive mini-game at the ending, to further teach the user about a way to help the environment.
Feedback from the Judges:
Tom Bijesse 👏 Associate Director of Content Development & Training at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
I have seen many projects built with AppLab and have to say that this one is one of the most technical and complete I have ever seen! I have no doubt in your ability to continue growing your CS and coding skills. If you had more time, would you add components such as a timer and scoreboard to this game?
Deveena Sood 👏 BFA Integrated Design Student at Parsons School of Design Senior — Emoti-Con Judge
Wowww! Awesome coding skills. I love how thoughtful your process was. You really paid attention to how you want your user to feel while using your app and what you want them to learn. It's super clever to have a short explanation after you pick the option. I found myself doing some self-reflection while playing. I like that you have used the colour green, it makes your branding stronger and ties into your message! I wonder if you might add some blues and whites in as well. I also thought that it might be cool for a game like this to be integrated into utility apps. For example, apps where people manage and pay their water and electricity bills. Maybe they are given options like you gave in your app about how they might reduce their water and electricity usage. Just brainstorming! Loved the project as a whole.
Holly Tienken 👏 Assistant Professor, Communication Design at Kutztown University — Emoti-Con Judge
This is so thoughtfully designed! Your coding works very well and is easy to use. I agree your color choice of green is good, maybe you can use different shades of green for each screen just for a bit of visual variety? Possibly in your next phase consider adding in some audio or a timer so there is a goal to get through a certain amount of screens in a specific time? The facts at the bottom of the screen were informative and well written. There are so many college programs that focus on game design it seems like that might be something to explore when the time comes!
Feedback from the Community:
Ian 👏 a High School Student
The app is really well done and thorough it's very technical and you can tell they put a lot of time into it.
Delecia 👏 a High School Student
i really liked how this app is showing the impact of the human species on the earth.
Yun 👏 a High School Student
I love how this game focuses on the environment.
Kristal 👏 a High School Student from Thomas. A Edison High School
This topic is very important in the world and we should do anything we can to help our environment, good idea to make a game about this. Humans have a big impact on the world.