Growing up, we all had our favorite childhood games, whether we bookmarked the games' tabs on our computers or kept them in the cabinet of our homes. However, the designs of the games, i.e., the X's and O's of Tic-Tac-Toe and the 16 white/black chess pieces, made us bored. It makes children, the main audience of games, bored.
With the coinciding holiday season, we decided to develop a website named Wist Games with holiday twists and features on childhood games.
What it does
Users are first directed to a sign-in/login page which takes them to the home page featuring a countdown timer for the New Year's. From there, users can click on tabs via the navigation bar to learn more about Wist Games, request more games, view the leaderboard, and most importantly, play fully-functional holiday games.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
With multiple CSS and HTML files, we ran into errors concerning specific classes and nested div tags. The games were a major worry as in the final 24 hours, we only had one game - Tic-Tac-Santa. Getting the logic behind the 2048 board to function, for example, was challenging. Thankfully, as a team, we quickly collaborated, trouble-shooted, and embedded four of our games into the website.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are incredibly proud of our creation of Wist Games! Our idea was, for sure, ambitious given the time constraints and time zone differences. All of us pursued projects that were more complex and challenging than what we had done previously.
What I learned
What's next for Wist Games
Jumping into the daunting world of data analytics, our future goal is to incorporate a machine learning algorithm that tracks the user's progress and the type of games the user plays the most (i.e., board games, card games). Some of the games could have more features, such as music and increased animation. Given that, we plan to create and implement more game variety. Additionally, Wist Games will have the ability to expand to platforms like Google Chrome Extension and the App Store.
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