The outbreak of Covid-19 had impacted our lives drastically and it is a tough time for everyone. Many had mental health problems during this pandemic.
We started off by having an idea of building an app that collects motivational stories by web scraping, convert to animation and help people to focus on the positive side of things.
After several long discussions, we decided to go for building a game instead, as it would provide a more immersive experience.
Ideally, we would like to build an app that could automate the story-to-game conversion process.
What it does
Players can input their worries/ desires/ frustrations into the web app. They will be drawn into Wonder Town and act as the main character of a motivational story. As the story progresses, players will interact with the story characters and make decisions.
How we built it
Web development using Vue
Game development using unity
Story web scraping using Python (bs4)
Story text analysis using NLP
Challenges we ran into
We are an international team with over 4 timezones, we can hardly find a time to meet and discuss. We overcame this by effective communication via discord and planning.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We had a lot of ideas bouncing back and forth, many fruitful conversations, and a lot of fun XD. And we built a game!
What we learned
We learnt a lot about storytelling, game planning and development!
What's next for Wonder Town
New Features/ Directions
Customizable stories according to age group/ mood/ frustrations
AR game for immersive storytelling
Conversational games using Google assistant interactive canvas
AR buddy - a customizable imaginary friend comes true for younger kids, assisting them in adventures