Course: Intro to Programming
Project: Work in teams to build a website/app
Amount of Training: 5 weeks of Intro to Programming
Team Members: Will Johnson, Neil Larion, Matt Rosanio, Michael Smith
What was the inspiration behind the project?
The inspiration came from this talk. The speakers go over "Game Juice" in a breakout clone of their own. We thought it would be fun to try and replicate as many features in game as possible.
What are some challenges you faced in developing the project?
Collision detection was probably the hardest part and took the longest to put together. Beyond that- it was challenging, albeit rewarding, learning how to write and organize code properly instead of just using something that worked but was bulkier, and harder to rewrite later down the line.
What kind of discoveries did you make while developing the project?
We learned that 4 days is not enough time to get in all the features we would have wanted in the game, but it was enough time to build a solid prototype we were proud of and enjoyed playing. We also learned that simple things in the game like sliding in bricks from the top of the screen or power ups to the player paddle are no simple task when coding them.