Inspiration

Our inspiration came from the idea of how everything is connected to each other one way or another. We became determined to find a game to test this idea. By utilizing the internet, we are able to see many connections between things we would of never thought of before.

What it does

Racepedia is a mini game where the player is given two random Wikipedia articles, one being the starting article the other being the end. However, these articles can seem like they have no obvious relation to each other. The goal of the minigame is to get to the end article in as few clicks and time as possible.

How we built it

We utilized a chrome extension to create this game, using back end java-script and front end html and CSS.

Challenges we ran into

One of the main things we had to familiarize ourselves with is the chrome extension API and the implementation into the program.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of how the front-end turned out, in terms of styling and formatting. As well as the logical writings in the back-end.

What we learned

Throughout this hackathon, we learn various skills that can be used later on in our careers. Since this hackathon was completely online, communication was essential in terms of collaboration. Our team was able to utilize discord to effectively manage our workloads and time. To add on, since this hackathon is a first for many of us, we all learned a lot about working in a fast paced environment and solving issues independently.

What's next for Racepedia

Implementation of multiplayer features including party rooms, link sharing, and room browsing, etc.

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