Who created it: Cole Hudson, Tim Kaing, Elizabeth Siegle, Amanda Truong, and Adil Virani
What we built: We created BitCatcher, an iOS App + Website that was designed with Sketch and developed with Obj-C, Swift, Parse, Node.JS, HTML, CSS, and including the Braintree & Blockchain API.
Why we created it: We wanted to create a fun application for users to learn more about the magical currency we know as bitcoin. By playing this game, users are required to have or create a bitcoin wallet, thus beginning their journey. With a simple game which only costs a quarter, this game really goes back in time, but with a chance at a more lucrative reward. We also wanted to crack a challenge at the Braintree API. Since the API only works for Obj-C, we configured/fixed the API compatible with Swift and are willing to make it open source.
How to play: The game controls are relatively esay.
- Start the game
- Press Play (Enter a quarter)
- Press on the left and right side of the screen to guide your character
- Catching dollars will give you 1 point, catching bitcoins will give you 5 points. Each form of currency that is missed results in a loss of a life.
- Restart and play again!
Art, Sprites, Icon, and Mockups were Designed by Tim Kaing --Had a lot of inspiration from classic platformers such as Earthbound and Bubble Bobble
We hope you enjoy our App!
**And a special thanks to..."
Major League Hacking and their wonderful sponsors for making this incredible event possible!