Pat-a-cat was inspired when Aidon Lebar said "all i want to do is pet cats" and from there started a story of heroism as David Lougheed made it happen. In the corners of McHacks you could witness the cats being drawn, meows being recorded, and code being coded.
What it does
It does exactly what you think it does. You pat cats. In this game you can compete against your friends to pat cats, as many cats as you can using keyboard controls. This is designed to help you relax to some lofi hip hop beats and pat some cats to break from the stress of everyday life. Once a cat is patted, you get to listen to the happy meows of hackers, sponsors, and coordinators of McHacks.
With every pat, you poof a cat <3 :3
How we built it
Finally, thank you to everyone who gave their meows for the cause and made some art for the picture frame above the couch!
WASD to move Player 1, E to pat with Player 1.
IJKL to move Player 2, O to pat with Player 2.
Challenges we ran into
As we wanted to maximize aesthetics, we had some high resolution assets; this posed a problem when loaded using some devices. As we were on a time constraint, we had a backlog of features in mind that we later added on top of a working prototype. This resulted in some tightly coupled code, as we didn't take the time to make full design docs and specs.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of CTF (McGill Computer Taskforce) united together as one to create a project we are proud of. As well, we are are also so thrilled to have to the chance to talk to 100 different people, make a working final product, and put our skills to the test to create something fantastic.
What we learned
how to make custom fonts
What's next for Pat-a-Cat
We want to introduce rare cats, power ups, web hosting to allow for people to verse each other on different computers, and different levels with new lofi hip hop beats.