A Game Design Project from the G4C Student Challenge
By Michael and Jacob
Middle School Students from Mouse @ Stephen A Halsey JHS 157 Q
About this Project:
"Despite being one of the most popular animals in the world, giant pandas are threatened by habitat fragmentation and unsustainable development. It is estimated that 1,800 pandas remain in the wild. WWF is the primary international conservation organization protecting pandas and their habitat."
That is why in our game we are raising awareness for pandas. In our game the objective is to dodge the axe which hurts the animals environment and collect bamboo which is pandas favorite nutrition and the only way to boost your score. Also in our game while the objects pass the speed increases.
Our game is an education and fun way to teach people on the importance of wildlife conservation. It will also help people learn about their struggles and why you should raise awareness.
Feedback from the Judges:
Bianca Lewis 👏 CEO at Girls Who Hack / Secure Open Vote — Emoti-Con Judge
I could see your project being used by schools to teach younger students about how pandas are endangered in a fun way! One little part you could add to your game would be to have panda facts at the start or end of every game round. Pandas being one of my favorite animals really made this game hit home for me, and I'm glad you took this issue and put it into light!
Azfar Rizvi 👏 Omni Experience Manager at Verizon — Emoti-Con Judge
I love this gamification of wildlife conservation! Such a cool way to create awareness and empower people to empathize with pandas! To continue to increase awareness and encourage people to learn more - how about adding background canvas images which can be different regions where pandas are endangered. The app has done an amazing job at framing this issue and id love to see this make it way to schools! Congratulations.
Iltimas Doha 👏 Aluminati at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
I really like how you translated things that are helpful or harmful to pandas in the real world to things that are helpful or harmful to person playing the game. Perhaps in future iterations you could embed more facts about pandas, or continue your metaphor, and add other things that are good for pandas to give you points, and have the player dodge other things that are harmful to pandas.
Feedback from the Community:
👏 a Middle School Student
Very creative and fun game because there was no mistakes. The 321 Go and the Game over aspect made this game a lot of fun.
valentina 👏 a Middle School Student
i really liked how it got more harder. and how you used a cartoon panda.
Vidhi 👏 a Middle School Student from Queens, NY
This game is definitely interesting and unique, being fun but carrying a strong message at the same time. I really like how the game is designed!
👏 a Middle School Student
I thought the game was really cool.
Ariella 👏 a Middle School Student
This game is great! The aesthetic is really pleasing and fun! Great job!
Viola 👏 a Middle School Student from Nyc
I love this game it’s very entertaining and while i play I see why the pandas are important. I played the game multiple times and it’s very interactive.
sumayah 👏 a Middle School Student
I liked how you had the game active and with sound making it look like it was a game you can buy from the app store
isabella 👏 a Middle School Student from queens
i love how your game is very entertaining and creative
Gabriela 👏 a Middle School Student from Queens
Its a very fun game too play but I wish the goes a little bit faster
Vivian 👏 a Middle School Student from Queens
I really like your game and how it feels like it is getting harder and more time goes by. It was really fun to play!
Sophia 👏 a Middle School Student from NYC
A very fun game and really creative.
Yui 👏 a Middle School Student from American
It is a fun game it feels like it is getting harder and harder