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“Hero of the Ocean”

Creators: Nafisa
High School Students from Thomas A. Edison CTE HS
Type of Project:
  • Coding,
  • Game Design,
  • UX/UI Design
Themes of Project:
  • Animal Rights,
  • Community Advocacy,
  • Environment/Sustainability
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About this Project:

Hero of the Ocean addresses the issue of litter and trash that gets dropped onto our beaches and oceans. The plastic is harmful to both marine life and the environment. To address this, I created a game where the player collects trash from the beach and the ocean, and disposes it in a recycling bin, teaching them to throw out their garbage. I came up with this idea through watching documentaries on youtube about the effects of littering on beaches and how they can harm the animals and the environment. This led me to choosing this topic for my game, and the characters and story slowly evolved as I developed the user interface and the core mechanics of the game. My project works as the player, who is standing on a beach full of garbage and they have to collect the garbage on the beach and throw it out before advancing to the next stage. The next stage is the ocean, where the player is in the ocean and needs to collect the garbage from there, throwing it out and signaling the end of the game.

Project Media


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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Executive Architect at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a great concept. No one wants to be walking in a pile of trash on the beach or swimming with litter in the ocean. It is great that you cover trash on both land and in the ocean. Great effort with coding the app. The demo really helps me understand how the app works and how the game is played. You also did great work in bring your storyboards to life. It appears you followed a great design process. This was a great app to play. Keep up the good work!

👏 Documentation Engineer at Meta — Emoti-Con Judge
Hi Nafisa. This is a cool and fun game! You did a great job explaining your project and approach. I love the way you used the various design tools to present and demo the game. Ocean pollution is a serious problem and I'm glad to see your attempt at bringing awareness of the problem. Will people who play the game be rewarded in any way? I think if there's a reward feature built into the game, people might be more willing to give it a try and stay committed. Overall, your project is very creative and impressive. Well done!

👏 Senior Analyst at Acadian Asset Management — Emoti-Con Judge
What a fabulous idea for a game! It brings light and entertainment to a serious topic. I love that I could click through to a demo of the game and do some beach and ocean cleaning myself. The presentation clearly explains the thinking behind the game. Lovely!

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