Here’s the elevator pitch:
Personal avatars have taken over our social interaction space. Bitmoji was the No. 1 most downloaded app across multiple markets in 2017 . However, an untapped space for Bitmoji integration is within gaming – Pointless aims to fill that space.
It’s built with:
React-Native, Invision, Go
Kevin Quinn, Austin Meyer
Here’s the whole story:
Personal avatars are ubiquitous across texts, emails, social media, and nearly all major social interaction platforms. However, personal avatars have yet to heavily integrate with games. We aim to fix that.
What it does
Pointless will integrate with a user’s personal avatar, primarily Bitmoji, and provide users a platform to level up, compete, and battle other avatars.
Challenges we ran into
Previous hackathons taught us that a good design was just as important as good code. We think we have a great design, but we were not able to code as much as we would have liked due to the time spent designing. Appropriate use of time rests on the precipice of good design and good code.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
During the competition, we completed the following:
Purchased and filed the LLC “Friggin’ Good Games” with the state of Wisconsin
Signed a partnership agreement between each member of our team
Purchased the domain www.playpointless.com and set up a simple landing page
Created a paper storyboard and translated it into interactive electronic visual POCs
Started an expense tracker and shared file repository to store all project documents
Created a basic server in Go
Created a React Native app with basic layout, navigation, etc.
Created a style guide to inform future designs and development
Created a data-driven leveling system (See attached 'Leveling System' image)
What's next for Pointless
There are several things Pointless and the team need to accomplish to move forward –
Develop an MVP API
Finish the app prototype based on mockups
Basic combat implementation
Store implementation (integrate a payment system, preferably through the app stores)
Add user authentication (such as Auth0)
Setup continuous integration and testing suites
Explore integration with Snapchat Bitmojis or similar
Add ad and store mechanics for revenue
Publish to app stores
Explore how taxes work with Google Play and iTunes
Determine if pass-through taxes vs corporation taxes are better
Start marketing campaign through YouTube and Facebook
Maintain expense tracking
Contract designer(s) for UX/UI design