As Wikipedia is one of the largest and most popular websites in the world, and with an intent of exploring the vast quantity of data it has to offer in mind, we figured that it would be an excellent source to base our implementation of an original spin on the classic Top Trumps game on.
What it does
Effectively a Top Trumps game where the stats of the card are based on a Wikipedia's page data such as number of images and links on the page.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Generating an appropriate image for the cards since the name and link of the image were deeply nested in the JSON object
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The final end product
What we learned
Coding skills, especially the trouble of working with strings in Python 2; the set up process of heroku service and subsequently deploying the app there.
What's next for Wiki Trumps
As the current working game is generating cards based on a pre-defined list of article titles, the next goal to work towards would be to populate such a list randomly, which was always our intention if we had more time. Further, the game could potentially be made into a multi-player game or a single player game where the player competes against an AI computer player.