For this project we were inspired by social deduction games like Mafia, Avalon, or Secret Hitler that we play frequently. However, we wanted to create a version for 3+ people since it is really difficult to gather many people during COVID times.
What it does
A SMS based app that runs a social deduction game.
How we built it
We used python as the programming language, flask to create the website, and twilio to manage SMS messages.
Challenges we ran into
We struggled to find a database structure to store game info, but decided to use flask and twilio to solve this. It was also very difficult to figure out the design of the game rules as it involved a lot of trial and error.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
All of us learned a new language and programming package, in addition to half the team having their first hackathon experience. We also have created a new game that we will enjoy playing!
What we learned
We learned about project management, debugging, SMS using twilio, and improved our python fluency.
What's next for Sleeper
Expanding the game for more options, and improving the UI