This is Joob Team consisting of Tong Chen and George Li. We made a simulation game inspired by the Oregon Trail, but we wanted to apply it to COVID and educate on the importance of wearing masks.
What it does
How I built it
We used pair programming on discord. In the beginning, we used Nano or VIM in the Google Cloud Shell. Later on, we used git to work on it in IDLE and Visual Studio on our home computers.
Challenges I ran into
We were very new to web development on Flask using Python. We both had experience in using ASP.NET MVC development, but a lot of our struggles were learning the language and learning how to do things.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Getting the app to host on GCP, getting our Domain Name to work, having the user's name persist throughout the session, randomized scenarios.
What I learned
How deploying your own app on GCP works and a better understanding of Flask. REST api.
What's next for The Covid Trail
We may add more functionality and gameplay such as inventory and currency management, as well as other challenges to the player.