Barnyard Board Bash
Our inspiration for Barnyard Board Bash was the idea of creating a mix between Mario Kart Party and Candyland. We wanted to reimagine the classic experience of enjoying board games and local co-op multiplayer games. Barnyard Board Bash incorporates cutting-edge technology, in particular augmented reality, to provide players with a special, fun experience.
What it does
Barnyard Board Bash is a board game intended for a young audience, complete with a board, six unique character cards, and half a dozen chance cards. Each players takes a turn by pulling a chance card, scanning the card, and playing an AR minigame on his or her phone. If a player is successful at completing the minigame, he or she may advance to the next appropriate space on the board.
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How we built it
The team built this game in Unity and used Illustrator to design board game assets.
Challenges we ran into
Coding half a dozen minigames in 24 hours was no easy feat. Each minigame posed its own challenges, as the teammates were pressed to figure out physics and problem-solve together. In addition, working with Unity 3D can be taxing for computers with lower processing power, so in this project we were forced to think efficiently and conserve resources.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of having brought our idea to life. We are also proud of having brainstormed the idea together and having worked together to integrate different pieces of our game into one complete experience.
What I learned
None of the team members had previous Unity 3D experience, and we all learned plenty about Unity 3D in the process of creating our game. We also learned how to use the Vuforia plugin to implement AR in Unity.
What's next for Barnyard Board Bash
Barnyard Board Bash has the potential for many upgrades and much more minigames. A bonus pack would include more characters, more minigames, more AR, and more fun!