ROBLOX is a thriving virtual massively multiplayer online game that thousands of children play on a daily basis. Our connection to games allowed us to create an idea that allows users to have fun and learn all at the same time. Furthermore, the youth only get exposed to the topic of astronomy during Grade 9, causing a lower interest in the wonders and miracles of space. This game which has a target audience of children is created to educate them about the Solar System and get them interested at an early age.
What it does
The space exploration experience allows users to travel to different planets, explore them, and learn about their environments, terrain and atmosphere.
How we built it
Using the programming language Lua and ROBLOX Studio, we were able to create a game that works with minimal bugs and is easily playable for almost all platforms.
Challenges we ran into
Lack of assets that were accessible were definitely a challenge, as we needed to create each planet using a variety of terraforming tools. Accordingly, time was also a challenge, with more time we could have created mini-games or challenges that enhances the user experience.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to create a game that works with no issues or flaws. With an extreme amount of dedication and time, the game ended up being very well done. We were proud of the seamless transitions between travelling, and the information that was provided for each planet.
What's next for Space Exploration Experience
- Add more information in regards to space travel, transportation, exploration.
- Improve the user interface to look more professional, and visually appealing.
- Create new mini-games within the experience.
- Ultimately, make the experience more enjoyable for individuals of all ages, so they can learn more and have fun!