We are both very interested in gaming and recognize the extreme popularity of Mario and his franchise. Neither of us have ever attempted to create something like this and that made us very motivated to see what we can accomplish in the given time frame.
What it does
We tried to emulate, to the best of our abilities, the very first level of the original Super Mario Bros. and all that it entails. It isn't finished, so we improvised to create a platforming challenge. Get from the bottom of the screen to the top and collide with the green block and you win!
How we built it
Using a library called Pygame which is a library that runs with Python. It provides a lot of very helpful functions and methods to help create games.
Challenges we ran into
Everything was a challenge. Pycharm is something neither of us have ever used so we had to first learn it, and what it could do, then apply that to re-creating Super Mario Bros. Getting the screen to scroll to reveal more level turned out to be a huge challenge that unfortunately wasn't able to be overcome.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Jumping was surprisingly difficult so figuring that out is great as well as collision.
What we learned
The whole experience on trying to program a game and what goes into that.
What's next for Block Platformer
Get the screen to scroll and keep on adding elements from Super Mario Bros.