Despite all the warnings from health officials and drastic measures that governments have taken to get people to stay indoors and practice social distancing, there are still many that do not realize the severity of our situation. We wanted to make people aware of the threat that they are in and the threat that they pose to others when they continue to go outside or to public places as if everything was normal.
Challenges we ran into
Our original idea was to create an informative and interactive simulation based on another simulation (on the public domain) that we've seen before. However, we realized a bit late that this project was not feasible for us to accomplish in the time frame of this competition.
What it does
In the end, we decided to put together a game in which you, the player, are outside and surrounded by the coronavirus moving rampantly around you. The goal is to get to your House - the only place that is safe from the virus and will allow you to live another.... or, well, play another level.
How we built it
We built it using pygame and its associated libraries.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We did this in the last 8 hours of the hackathon and even then, changed our gameplay in the last two hours. We're proud that we did not give up though we were discouraged and glad we still put together something that aligns with our original intention.
What we learned
We learned that making a game is hard and making a good one is even harder.
What's next for EscapeTheCovid
We hope to fix bugs and clean up code (reassign variable/function names, remove unused segments, etc.) as we used a previous project of ours as a source code for this one. We hope to launch this publicly as a next step. We'd also like to go back and finish our original project.