We were inspired by memes about Nevada that have been circulating on Twitter and Instagram because of their slow ballot-counting process in the 2020 election.
What it does
This is a game where you have to control your player and count ballots that fall from the sky by interacting with them while simultaneously avoiding obstacles that are preventing the ballots from being counted, such as Trump, MAGA hats, and protesters.
How I built it
We built it using Python in a module called Pygame.
Challenges I ran into
We had a learning curve in trying to understand how Pygame operates because it was all of our first times using it. We also had a little bit of trouble understanding how to reset graphics every time something on-screen moved in order to show the counting of ballots.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud of our ability to quickly learn a new module and how to use it to create a project we all enjoyed and wanted to make.
What I learned
We gained familiarity with Pygame and more about how to use Python to create games from the backend.
What's next for Ballot Race: Nevada Edition
We are hoping to create more editions of Ballot Race, such as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan Edition! We also want to make a more interactive role-playing game with more levels and minigames that can help people better understand the daily life of a poll-worker.