Inspiration

Games are a form of entertainment and pleasure to many of us.

According to a market study, the global video game industry is valued at USD 151.06 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.9% from 2020 to 2027. This means that there will be more selection of games for us. For gamers and for people who are not familiar with video games, it can be daunting to find and choose a game that they will enjoy.

Gameo aims to become the number 1 game recommendation engine for anyone to use. At Gameo, we believe that there is a game for anyone. Whether or not you have played video games before, Gameo will have a game for you.

What it does

Main Features

  • See trending games based on how popular it is on Twitch
  • View a personalized recommendation list of games based on games rated
  • Add games to your library and wish list
  • Games that are rated will have a rating of 1-10, which will be used to train the model
  • Modify the number of recommendations given in the settings page

How we built it

Resources

Gameo uses the following resources:

Twitch API, which allows Gameo to fetch the newest and trending games. Official documentation can be found here.

RAWG API, which allows Gameo to access detailed information for each game. Official documentation can be found here.

Metacritic Game Dataset and Metacritic User Comments Dataset, which are used for training the model can be found here.

Tech Stack

Languages: Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS Frameworks: ReactJS, Python Flask Database: MongoDB APIs/Other: Twitch API, RAWG API, Firebase Authentication

Challenges we ran into

Learning and integrating PyTorch into our Flask and React App

Accomplishments that we're proud of

A fully working Game Recommendation Platform for anyone!

What we learned

Reommendation engine algorithms and how they work

What's next for Gameo

Improving the current recommendation algorithm and filtering games through its metadata such as platform and genres.

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