Our team is part of a group that does improv on campus. It was a major letdown to learn that we wouldn't be able to introduce new students to improv over the next quarter and practice our skills while doing something we all love. We tried Zoom, but it felt like there were certain pieces of the improv experience missing... which is when we decided to build our own platform
What it does
Yes And Improv, once built, will be an application through the web (and maybe one day through mobile) that allows people to select pre-loaded improv games and to play them over the internet with their friends or with random improvisers all over the world!
How we built it
We haven't built it yet, but we want to! So far, we have built out the product features and understand the flow of gameplay, user characteristics, security concerns, etc. We are ready to start building our MVP directly after the competition
Challenges we ran into
Even using Zoom for recording our video proved challenging; it was difficult to review and we ended up having to cut some things because we went over slightly. We can't wait to replace Zoom with our app. Additionally, finding good proxies for the "improv market" was difficult, but we think we found some interesting ones!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Putting together what we believe is a entertaining video that still gets the key points across.
What we learned
Learned a lot about entertainment apps and existing resources for improv. Also learned that Zoom can be a powerful production tool, if clunky and unstable at times
What's next for Yes And Improv
We're going to build! We're very excited to take this next step and get it in the hands of some users!