Guardians of the Forest
Developed for the 'Girls in Tech' Hackathon in Vancouver, BC, on May 4-5 2019.
Play it here!
Created by team 9:
What our site does
Guardians of the Forest is an online web game that has the user put out forest fires. The fires become more frequent, and if all the trees light up, the game is over! The user must see how long they can last, and in the process hopefully understand more about the critical nature of forest fires. If the player is interested, there is a 'learn more' page that offers more information.
What we're trying to solve
Forest fires, particularly in BC, are becoming more and more frequent every summer and without action nothing is going to change. Our hope is to raise awareness of this serious issue and encourage action against it- from something as simple as never leaving a campfire unattended to how they can help spread awareness themselves. This falls under scenario 4 as given by Hacking for Humanity, and it also could be applied to scenario 2 as it uses gaming to educate.
What technologies we used
What we found difficult
What are the next steps?
https://firebase.google.com - Firebase, used for hosting the site
https://www.piskelapp.com - Piskel, a pixel art editor
https://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/superscript.htm - Superscript font
https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Press+Start+2P|VT323 - Press Start 2P & VT323 fonts