Whilst searching for issues that the city of Atlanta faces, we came across the glaring problem of wealth gap. Black-owned businesses in Atlanta are 11 times less likely to be profitable (average value of $58,000) than white-owned businesses (average value of $658,000). This triggered our motivation to promote black businesses in Atlanta, through a platform that investors can casually access them.

What it does

The character can move around the fictional market and interact with the business owners, learning about what their business can offer, contact information, and interesting facts.

How we built it

We built the app using Unity for animation and for its functionality, such as interacting with buttons and dialogue, we used Visual Studio Code. We also designed every piece of art within the game using Procreate.

Challenges we ran into

We ran into difficulty regarding code that could not be saved, difficulty researching topics of game development and art techniques using Unity and Procreate, pieces of software we have never used before.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are very proud of our completion of our minimum viable product: interact with business owners, have art for their buildings, the characters drawings, etc. We are also proud of our perseverance in learning the most skills (using Unity, game development, being efficient, creating digital art using Procreate) we could in 2 days, from the workshops and from our own research.

What we learned

We learned that we can tackle any problem in a short amount of time, by using the principle of minimum viable products: a concept used to guide project creation by making simple prototypes. We learned how to be resourceful and creative in our methods of problem-solving.

What's next for Atlanta

"Atlanta" may lack a proper name and logo, but it does not lack potential. We plan on expanding our app to the most black-owned businesses available and making it an online game for investors all across the world to interact directly to the business-owners with the chat.

Built With

  • c
  • procreate
  • unity
  • visualstudiocode
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