Our team was united in our love for animals, and our anger about the thousands of shelter killings that happen every day due to overcrowding. In order to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of adopting rather than shopping for their next pet, we framed this online web application from a dog's perspective of the process of trying to get adopted.
What it does
In Overpupulation, users can select a dog who they will control in order to try to convince visitors to adopt them. To illustrate the realistic injustices some breeds face in shelters, different dogs in the game have different chances of getting adopted. After each rejection from a potential adoptee, we expose some of their faulty reasoning behind their choices to try to debunk false misconceptions. At the conclusion of the game, we present ways for individuals to get involved and support their local shelters.
How we built it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
For most of us, this was our first experience working in a team coding environment. We all walked away with a better understanding of git, the front-end languages we utilized, and design.
We have purchased the domain name overpupulation.com, but are still trying to work through redirecting issues. :)