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Revision as of 14:46, 7 December 2009

Today is April 18, 2021.

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Contacts

Jonathan Meschino (4th Year)

email: jmeschino@mail.rit.edu


Eric Kenvin (3rd Year)

email: eric.kenvin@mail.rit.edu


Preston Johnson (3rd Year)

email: ppj4700@g.rit.edu


David Silverman (3rd Year)

email: drs5669@g.rit.edu


Kevin Hockey (4th Year)

email: kdh7733@g.rit.edu


Contribution

Interested in helping with Fortune Hunter? We are always seeking programmers, testers, and anyone else to join our team. Download the current game version here to play and check out the code!

Walkthrough for getting the game to run

  • In terminal use this command "git clone git://git.sugarlabs.org/project-xavier/mainline.git" This will download all of our files to the current directory.
  • Use the command "cp -r images /home/olpc/" to copy the images over to where they need to be.
  • Copy the main.py file over to a usb drive. (Found at /media/NameOfDrive/)
  • In journal open the file in pippy and run it.

Forward any questions to a group member or post on our google group.

News Feed

This spot is dedicated to larger news announcements.

→ 12.07.09 - Created a working xo activity file. File can be found here

→ 12.04.09 - Watch game demos on our youtube channel


→ 11.12.09 - MPG has become Mathematical Adventure: Fortune Hunter (MAFH)! This name change is permanent.


→ 11.12.09 - Fortune Hunter now has a blog!


→ 11.12.09 - Join the Fortune Hunter mailing list via Google Groups and stay up to date with our progress and news info!


→ 09.22.09 - Current GIT repository can be found here.

Navigation / Important Links


Introduction

Mathematical Adventure: Fortune Hunter draws on teaching children of a global scale fourth grade mathematics through the guise of a dungeon styled adventure game. Players will be able to explore dungeons and fight fearsome battles with various monsters, each pertaining to a unique mathematical concept. The player controls a protagonist that must progress through maze-like dungeons, solve puzzles / problems, and defeat enemies in a two dimensional world. It is a single player adventure with room for ad hoc cooperative play in the future.

MAFH follows the story of Arith, a determined young researcher dedicated to finding all of the world’s best hidden secrets. One day she stumbled across a piece of blank papyrus during the time she spent studying in Egypt on a dig site. She quickly brought it to her best friend and colleague, Lytic. They were determined to find out more about this strange paper, but the two could not unearth its secrets in such a short time.

Three months later, the dig ever deeper into the earth, Arith noticed a faint glow emanating from a random pile of dirt. “What’s that over there?” she asked Lytic, who was standing nearby with his shovel. Digging it out, Lytic noticed that it was a small amulet. It let off the strangest beautiful teal glow. “Strange,” he remarked. Lytic stared deep into the light, his eyes widening as if in a trance. "Just what are you?" he questioned. The glow got even brighter and then went dim again. Now the amulet appeared to be as plain as any other stone. Confused, the two left the site to turn in for the night.

Upon bringing this find to back to their living quarters, Arith tossed it lightly on the table. It landed near the old blank papyrus that she had found months earlier. Only this time, the papyrus wasn't blank. The light seemed to be the key and filled the papyrus with teal characters and symbols. The two stared amazed at the sight. Nothing made sense. It was no language they’d ever come across before. Upon closer inspection, only one thing was certain. The image of a giant pile of treasure, larger than anything you could imagine. The other familiar symbol was an image of a human mind and mathematical symbols surrounding it. Apparently, those who desired this treasure must be intelligent and versed in the ways of math. The first leg of this treasure hunt was underway.

The next day, Arith and Lytic, found themselves in a strange place face to face with a mysterious and ancient building, relics in hand. “You wait here. I’ll go take a look around,” Arith told Lytic. “Okay. Good luck.”

Arith entered the dark and dank structure alone, not knowing what lays in wait…


Objectives

The objective of this project is to reiterate teachings of fourth grade mathematics to students in a fun and unique way, primarily through the use of creative interactive software. The project is intended to be used as supplemental material to classroom education. See Curriculum Elements for incorporated curriculum topics and Lesson Plan for a lesson plan to use in the classroom.


Terminology

There are many vocabulary terms used in this wiki and the game. They are listed here for clarification and understanding.

  • Dungeon: The game world that the player is exploring which covers the lesson the student is currently on.
  • PC Mode: PC Mode is when you are using the laptop with the keyboard.
  • GB Mode: GB Mode is when you are using the laptop with the buttons on the monitor piece and not using the keyboard.
  • HP: This represents the player's health within the game world. When it reaches 0 the player loses and their character dies.
  • Power: this is a bar that starts out full for each attack and slowly diminishes until the attack is completed. When the attack is completed the amount of damage it does is based on how much was left in the power bar. Each attack does some minimum amount of damage that is increased if the power bar is not at 0.
  • Damage/Dmg.: this is how much HP a character or the character's opponent loses when an attack is successful.
  • Hit: This is a successful attack.
  • Critical Hit: An especially effective attack that gives the student the chance to do more damage to their opponent if they solve a simple multiplication problem.
  • Miss: This occurs when an attack is not successful and means the attack does 0 damage.
  • Attack: This is how the player does damage, and defeats an opponent.
  • Basic Attack: A move that the student can make when in battle that has a chance of either hitting the opponent, missing the opponent or producing a critical hit. It requires no math unless the student gets a critical hit.
  • Fraction Attack: This is an attack which requires the player to solve a problem using fractions to perform a successful attack.
  • Geometry Attack: This is an attack which requires the player to solve a problem using geometry and/or graphing ideas to perform a successful attack.
  • Shop: This is where the player can purchase new equipment, and items to use in battle, in the game using the in-game currency.
  • Boss: This is an especially powerful enemy which requires completion of specialized problems based around the entire lesson.
  • As we get farther into development we will name different pieces of the GUI and such and define those.


Game Mechanics

Controls / Input (default)

Setup the XO monitor so it is rotated 180* and fold it back down into the XO. Players will then utilize the directional pad and four buttons located on either side of the monitor for game input. This configuration is known as GB mode. The directional pad on the left of the monitor is used for movement and to change the cursor position when player input is necessary. The check mark button to the right of the monitor acts as a select tool. The circle, square, and X buttons will vary depending on the activity / situation at hand and will be defined during.


Controls / Input (optional)

Setup the XO monitor so it is open, with the keyboard to its front. Players will then utilize the keyboard and touchpad for game input. This configuration is known as PC mode. The touchpad, up, right, down, left keys, and W, A, S, D keys are used for movement. Players can point and click on on-screen elements to interact using the touchpad or simply move using the abovementioned keys. The keyboard is used when player input is necessary. The enter / return key acts as a select tool. Other keyboard functions will vary depending on the activity / situation at hand and will be defined during.


Menu Systems

This game is primarily menu driven. As such there are many different available options.


Main Menu

The purpose of the main menu is to allow the player to begin or exit the game as well as change or alter options and game play settings, and view an in-game tutorial. The tutorial consists of material to be covered before playing the game and provides a shortened walkthrough of basic game mechanics.

The new game option starts a new game from the first level.

The continue option directs the player to the continue menu (see below). The player will be able to view their class stats from here so they may see how well their classmates are doing in the game, as well as their current game progress.

The options menu will allow the player to change various game options.

The close game option will exit the activity on the XO, returning the user to their home screen.

Finally, the credits option will roll the credits for the game.


Pause

The purpose of the pause menu is to allow the player to halt game play and save and/or exit the game.

The save option saves the game’s current progress and continues game play.

The save and quit option saves the game’s current progress and exits the game.

The quit without save option exits the game without saving the game’s progress.


Continue

The purpose of the continue menu is to allow the player to choose whether or not they wish to restart from where they left off last time or begin a previously completed dungeon over again.

The continue option begins a game from the most recent continue point.

The level select option begins a game from the beginning of the selected level.

The quit to title screen option will return the player to the game’s main title menu.


Game Over

The game over screen will merely inform the player that their game has ended, should they choose to quit after being asked whether or not to continue.


Stats / Inventory

The purpose of the stats / inventory menu is to view the player’s current game statistics. This includes items such as money, items equipped, inventory, health points, or any other stat tied to the character.

The player may browse the inventory in order to use or equip items, armor, and weapons.


Combat Menu

The combat menu gives the player many options when in a battle. It is subdivided further into smaller combat menus.


The main battle menu appears when the battle begins. From this menu, the player can choose to perform an attack, use an equipped item, or flee the battle. Choosing the basic attack option will launch a simple attack on the enemy. If the player gets a critical hit, they will be taken to the critical hit screen. The division attack (special attack) option will launch a division based attack against the enemy. The geometry attack (magic attack) will launch a geometry based attack. Choosing the use item option will take the player to the list of available items to choose from and use. Finally, the flee battle option will give the player a chance to flee the battle.


The critical hit screen also has some components to it. This screen is where a player is brought when they have a chance to get a critical hit. They are given a basic math problem (add, subtract, divide, multiply) and must solve it to gain additional damage to their attack. From this screen, an on-screen number pad will be available. Using this pad for input, players can input and submit their answer. The use item screen will have all available items in battle listed so the player can choose which item to use. Afterwards and depending on the type of item, it will be removed from this list or faded out as items may only be used once per battle.


The fractions attack screen will have a selectable list of five fractions on screen. The player will then choose one and it will be replaced with another. Adding fractions with the chosen choices will result in the right or wrong answer. There will also be an undo option to backtrack the last few selections. There will also be a goal display. This has the target number or fraction the player is trying to reach and displays the chosen answers chronologically.


The geometry attack screen will pose a geometry based problem utilizing geometry transformations with shapes as answer input. There will be a display with a graph for input use and a shapes pad with selectable shapes on it in addition to transformation buttons, such as move right, to transform the shape on the graph. The finish button can be selected once the player is happy with their answer and decides on being done.


Shop Menu

The shop menu is comprised of a couple smaller menus. This is the menu the player will see while being in the shop. There is a buy menu, sell menu, and an exit option. If buy is chosen, a list of available purchases will be presented and the player can choose an item to add to their inventory in exchange for a fee (in-game currency).


If sell is chosen, a list of available sales (the player’s inventory) will be shown and the player can choose items to get rid of in exchange for money. Selecting the exit option will close out the shop and return the player to what they were previously doing.


Player Movement / Traveling

While in a room, players can change the direction they are facing (orientation) and choose the direction in which to travel. Players can move freely from room to room provided there are no locked doors along the way. These will require keys to be obtained first before traveling through them.


Player Perspective

The game follows a traditional first person perspective in a two dimensional world. Graphics have limited animation, thus each scene is a 'still' screen. The player will be able to see the protagonists arm as well as the room and enemies that are currently present.


Environment Interaction

Dialogue Box

In each room, the player can call open a dialogue box that explains the room in detail and any unusual elements. This allows them to further investigate areas of a room or gives them clues about what to do next. A dialogue box will also interrupt game play if something important is about to happen, furthering the story line or pointing the player in a specific direction.


Enemies

Upon entering a room, there is a chance that enemies reside there. If enemies do exist, the player will be forced into a skirmish in which they will have to answer and solve questions and problems in order to deal damage. Enemies will attack the player and diminish their HP, and when their HP reaches zero, the player’s game is over. There are many types of enemies found within the various dungeons and it is up to the player to figure out how to defeat each one.


Items

In addition to the shop, items can be collected by being found among the rooms. Players can search an object and potentially find something hidden within. Enemies may also drop items after a battle is won. There are also key (important) items that are required to progress in the story, such as a room key being needed to continue through a locked door.


Shop

The player can access the shop any time not in battle during the game by pressing the O (circle) button. Once in the shop, the player can select an item by using the directional pad or by clicking on it. They will then be able to select a quantity in the same fashion. However, it is up to the player to input how much they are willing to pay for items and up to the player whether or not to accept deals on the merchant’s end. The idea behind this is to simulate real world scenarios. The merchant will occasionally intend to provide the player a bad deal as well.


Inventory

The player’s inventory is the place where they can store and view all of their collected items, armor pieces, or weapons. From the inventory screen players can equip or use items, weapons, and armors.


Equipping / Using Items

It’s no secret that a well used item will keep the game going and the player performs all item actions in the inventory. While not engaged in a battle, the player may use as many items as desired. Simply highlight the desired item from the inventory list and select use from the menu. The player does not have full access to the inventory while in battle, however. In order to use an item while in combat, the player must have equipped it prior to the battle. This is done by, again, highlighting the item and selecting equip from the menu. Equipped items are available via the battle menu while in combat. Using an item in either scenario will cause the affects of the item to activate followed by the item being deleted or removed from the list. Certain items may be allowed to be used in combat without being depleted, but may only be utilized once per battle.


Equipping a Weapon / Armor

Similarly to equipping items, weapons and armors must also be equipped in order to take advantage of the effects they grant to the player. To equip a weapon or armor, the player must first enter the inventory screen, highlight the weapon or armor of choice, and select equip from the menu. Only one weapon and one armor piece may be equipped at any given time and they differ in effects so it is wise to switch them around as needed. While in combat, the effects of the weapons and armor will be given to the player automatically. They will remain equipped until the player equips a different weapon or armor in its place or highlights the weapon or armor from the equipment screen and selects unequip from the menu, sending the weapon or armor back into the inventory list.


HUD - Heads Up Display

Conceptual First Person Perspective Model

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The heads up display in this game consist of few, simple elements. While in the world travelling from room to room, the player will have a travel indicator. This is a mini map on the lower left screen showing the players current location and orientation as well as rooms that were previously visited. The player also has the ability to view a larger scaled visual of this map so they may see a larger area of play. The player is represented by an arrowhead within the room and the door in which they came from has a light blue rectangular marker. Also, while travelling, the player has a vitality indicator. This shows the player’s current health status as either danger (red), fine (yellow), or good (green). This lets the player know what shape they are in just in case of another enemy encounter. Finally, there is a text feed of the area on the bottom of the screen, telling the player of any abnormalities or hinting them in the right direction for any given room.

While in a battle the heads up display differs. There is a more detailed vitality bar, showing the exact health of the player as well as the color indicators. There is also a battle indicator, which shows the battle timer while answering / solving a problem. The less this gauge depletes the more damage the player may deal to the enemy. It will begin to diminish as soon as the problem is presented to the player. When it fully empties, the player is out of the allotted time for inputting an answer and will take a hit from the enemy. The same will happen if the player inputs an incorrect solution. There will be text feed for the enemies as well, letting the player know information about them and possibly hints for defeating them.


Solving Puzzles

In addition to the questions that must be completed in order to defeat enemies, there will also be an assortment of puzzles spread throughout a dungeon. These puzzles will be utilized in order to gain access to keys for passing through locked doors or even the solution of the puzzle itself will be the method for unlocking the door. Solving some will be optional while others will be required to progress.


Combat

When the player moves into a room containing enemies a battle will start. The battle will be carried out by means of "clashes." Each clash represents a possible attack or action and will be shown as a math problem that the player will have to solve. The player will enter the answer in PC Mode by clicking on the text field at the bottom of the screen and entering the numerical answer using the number keys on the keyboard. In GB Mode, there will be a number pad on-screen and the player will be able to highlight a number or symbol with the directional pad and select by pressing the check button on the right side of the monitor.


Game Elements

Main Characters

Arith

Arith is the protagonist of the game. Her name comes from the root of the word arithmetic. She is curious by nature and a natural explorer. Her best friend and colleague, Lytic, also accompanies her on her journey. Together, they seek to find fortune and glory and put Feren out of commission.


Lytic

Lytic is Arith’s best friend and partner. His name is derived from the word analytic. He is very adventuresome, however more cautious than his female counterpart. Feren causes plenty of trouble for these two during their journey and Lytic will stop at nothing to ensure he and Arith both make it out unscathed and richer.


Feren

Feren is the antagonist of the game. Little is known about Feren, including age and gender. Feren’s name is derived from the word differential. It is believed that Feren may know Arith or Lytic, as Feren seems to recall personal information regarding their pasts. Feren aims to stop the two from discovering the fabled treasure and hoarding it. Dark natured, Feren is a very dangerous and devious foe. There is lots to learn about this mysterious, shady character.


Merchant

The merchant has no allegiance to anyone. The only thing he cares about is increasing the weight of his pockets. He enjoys bumping in to weary travelers and jumps and the opportunity to make a beneficial sale. He loves to cheat people who are off their game and will take advantage of many situations. Although he is a sneak, he is very handy for the protagonists, providing them with items, weapons, armor, and advice during their journey… for a substantial fee, of course!


Enemies

Goblin, Orc, and Wizard Concepts

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Standard enemies are commonly found throughout the game and vary in difficulty.


Division Enemy

An enemy that requires use of division attacks to defeat. This is a non-specific enemy type.


Geometry Enemy

An enemy that requires use of geometry attacks to defeat. This is a non-specific enemy type.


Boss Enemies

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Items

Items are objects found in the game that grant the user a one time effect such as regaining lost health points. They are generally consumed after use.


Potion

A potion is used to regain lost health points. They are fairly common among your quest.


Greater Potion

A greater potion is used to regain lost health points. They refill more health points than a Potion and are less common among your quest.


Key Items

Key Items are items that are found in the game that will not be removed from the inventory after use. These items are important and usually involved in the main story line and necessary for game completion.


Ancient Amulet

This is the very same amulet Arith stumbled across during her initial dig at the start of her journey. It possesses untold energy and makes for a great reading light, as it has the ability to uncover hidden secret texts if shone on the right surface.


Room Key

A room key is important for passing through locked doors. They are hidden and scattered throughout the dungeons and must be found in order to progress to locked or hidden areas.


LAN Cooperative Play

Tired of exploring alone? Share the Fortune Hunter activity running on your XO with a friend and let them take control of your legendary partner, Lytic. Together, players can explore the dungeons and face challenging foes, doubling the odds for survival. Players may also help each other out and work together to solve problems and find the hidden treasures. Two is better than one.

This feature is coming at some point in the future and as such, details are currently unavailable. More information will be presented when development is further along.


Region Based Graphic Set

Looking at the same graphical set can be tedious for the eyes. We have incorporated multiple graphic sets into the game, based on the selected region you choose when starting up. This allows the game to match the look and feel of the player’s current residual area.

Supported regions will be listed when this feature is further along in development, as well as more details overall.


Explorer's League - Networking Around the World

The Explorer’s League is a term referring to the online network database for Fortune Hunter. Players can connect online to see how other classrooms and schools are progressing in Fortune Hunter and may also talk about the game with people from all over the world! The more we share, the more fun we have.

This is a future development goal and is not currently implemented. More information and details will become available upon progression of this feature.


XOME - Avatar Customization Feature

XOME (pronounced as English ‘home’) is an avatar customization feature that lets the player have a customized avatar to represent them in the game. The avatar is comprised of the XO logo symbol, but can be dressed up with various costumes and paraphernalia to add a personal touch to the player’s persona. These avatars will also be shown online in the Explorer’s League as well as be visible to friends when playing together.

It is planned that there will be a light version of this feature so that it does not expand the game’s physical memory size too drastically. The light version will have fewer choices of customizable parts and the heavier version of this feature is always an option, providing there is enough room on the hard disk drive where the game directory is installed to.

More information and details will become available when this feature is in production.


Custom User Game Creation Feature

This feature will give teachers and students the ability to create and manipulate their own version of the game, choosing such things as level layout, problem enemy types, and game difficulty. There is an easy to use graphical interface creation tool that works hand in hand with the game to inspire creativity in all users up for the task.

More information and details regarding this feature will become available when it is in production later on this year.


Education

Classroom Application

This game will be used to assist with math topics taught in the classroom and will be excellent reinforcement material.

Please visit our Lesson Plan page to get a lesson plan to use in your classroom.


Curriculum Elements

This game covers elements of the fourth grade math curriculum currently in use at Boston, MA, USA. The complete listing of the curriculum is available here: Full Curriculum Framework.

The following topics are covered in this game activity.

Implemented Curriculum Framework
NUMBER SENSE AND OPERATIONS
4.N.3 Demonstrate an understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, and as locations on the number line.
4.N.4 Select, use, and explain models to relate common fractions and mixed numbers (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, and 11/2), find equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals, and order fractions.
4.N.5 Identify and generate equivalent forms of common decimals and fractions less than one whole (halves, quarters, fifths, and tenths).
4.N.6 Exhibit an understanding of the base ten number system by reading, naming, and writing decimals between 0 and 1 up to the hundredths.
4.N.9 Select, use, and explain the commutative, associative, and identity properties of operations on whole numbers in problem situations, e.g., 37 x 46 = 46 x 37, (5 x 7) x 2 = 5 x (7 x 2).
4.N.11 Know multiplication facts through 12 x 12 and related division facts. Use these facts to solve related multiplication problems and compute related problems, e.g., 3 x 5 is related to 30 x 50, 300 x 5, and 30 x 500.
4.N.12 Add and subtract (up to five-digit numbers) and multiply (up to three digits by two digits) accurately and efficiently.
4.N.14 Demonstrate in the classroom an understanding of and the ability to use the conventional algorithms for addition and subtraction (up to five-digit numbers), and multiplication (up to three digits by two digits).
GEOMETRY
4.G.1 Compare and analyze attributes and other features (e.g., number of sides, faces, corners, right angles, diagonals, and symmetry) of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes.
4.G.3 Recognize similar figures.
4.G.4 Identify angles as acute, right, or obtuse.
4.G.7 Describe and apply techniques such as reflections (flips), rotations (turns), and translations (slides) for determining if two shapes are congruent.
4.G.9 Predict and validate the results of partitioning, folding, and combining two- and three-dimensional shapes.
MEASUREMENT
4.M.2 Carry out simple unit conversions within a system of measurement, e.g., hours to minutes, cents to dollars, yards to feet or inches, etc.


Storyline

MAFH follows the story of Arith, a determined young researcher dedicated to finding all of the world’s best hidden secrets. One day she stumbled across a piece of blank papyrus during the time she spent studying in Egypt on a dig site. She quickly brought it to her best friend and colleague, Lytic. They were determined to find out more about this strange paper, but the two could not unearth its secrets in such a short time.

Three months later, the dig ever deeper into the earth, Arith noticed a faint glow emanating from a random pile of dirt. “What’s that over there?” she asked Lytic, who was standing nearby with his shovel. Digging it out, Lytic noticed that it was a small amulet. It let off the strangest beautiful teal glow. “Strange,” he remarked. Lytic stared deep into the light, his eyes widening as if in a trance. "Just what are you?" he questioned. The glow got even brighter and then went dim again. Now the amulet appeared to be as plain as any other stone. Confused, the two left the site to turn in for the night.

Upon bringing this find to back to their living quarters, Arith tossed it lightly on the table. It landed near the old blank papyrus that she had found months earlier. Only this time, the papyrus wasn't blank. The light seemed to be the key and filled the papyrus with teal characters and symbols. The two stared amazed at the sight. Nothing made sense. It was no language they’d ever come across before. Upon closer inspection, only one thing was certain. The image of a giant pile of treasure, larger than anything you could imagine. The other familiar symbol was an image of a human mind and mathematical symbols surrounding it. Apparently, those who desired this treasure must be intelligent and versed in the ways of math. The first leg of this treasure hunt was underway.

The next day, Arith and Lytic, found themselves in a strange place face to face with a mysterious and ancient building, relics in hand. “You wait here. I’ll go take a look around,” Arith told Lytic. “Okay. Good luck.”

Arith entered the dark and dank structure alone, not knowing what lays in wait…


Game Progression

Each dungeon will introduce a distinct mathematical concept, and each dungeon will be comprised of several levels of increasing difficulty.

At the beginning of each level, the player will face the entrance of the dungeon. In each room, if there are no enemies left, the player will have a decision as to where to go next based on where in the dungeon they are.

As the player moves through the dungeon, they will face enemies which they will have to fight by solving math problems. If the player answers enough questions correctly in a battle, they will win the battle. However, if they continue to answer questions wrong, they will be damaged and eventually die. When the player dies, they will be faced with the option to quit to the main screen, or to restart the level. Once the player answers enough math problems correctly or defeats enough enemies, a teleporter will appear which will take them to the next level of the dungeon.

When the player reaches the end of the dungeon, they will encounter a boss which will confront them with numerous timed math problems to ensure mastery of the dungeon's concepts. There is also a possibility of an end of level puzzle which will require players to solve geometry based puzzles to progress.

A player's game is completed when they find all of the fortune hidden within the dungeon.


Dungeon 1

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Dungeon 2

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Critical Path

Main Menu

Once the title screen appears, scroll down to the 'NEW GAME' option and push the select button to begin your quest.


Dungeon 1

The first stage is a simpler style dungeon.

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Dungeon 2

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Developer's Section

Meet the Team

Jonathan Meschino (4th Year Student @ RIT)

Eric Kenvin (3rd Year Student @ RIT)

Preston Johnson (3rd Year Student @ RIT)

David Silverman (3rd Year Student @ RIT)

Kevin Hockey (4th Year Student @ RIT)


Interested in joining our development team? Contact us for more information.


Consultants

Mel Chua (Red Hat)

Sebastian Dziallas (Sugar on a Stick)


We appreciate all of your help and suggestions. Thank you!


Meetings

Developer meetings:

Where: Game Design Labs - Building/Room No. 70-2500 @ RIT

When: 5-8pm Thursdays

6-8pm Saturdays (TBA - only if needed that week)

Meeting times and locations are subject to change as needed. For more information, contact someone on the Team.


Milestones

Today is April 18, 2021.

  • denotes topic

→ denotes subtopic of above-listed topic


Precursor → Weeks 1 - 2 (September 6 - September 26, 2009)

  • familiarize with OLPC XOs
  • familiarize with open source community
  • familiarize with git versioning
  • familiarize with python


Week 3 (September 27 - October 3)

  • mess with GB mode
  • set up and familiarize new git repository
  • class structure
  • review python
  • familiarize with pygame
  • cannibalize!


Week 4 (October 4 - October 10)

  • work on prototyping of tougher game elements
  • create class structure
  • begin coding world (map)


Week 5 (October 11 - October 17)

  • begin coding travel system

ability to move from room to room

  • begin coding combat system

get the 'combat stage' set up for functionality

  • work on placeholder graphics to be loaded into game


Week 6 - 7 (October 18 - October 31)

  • finish travel system

debug any issues or conflicts

text notifications of choices

polish it off to fully working

  • finish combat system

have exchange of turns

menu that works for choices

text notification for choices

→ basic battle is functional from start to finish

  • switch between travel and combat system from main world


Week 8 (November 1 - November 7)

  • begin working on GUI and Menu systems

set up in game

make functional


Week 9 (November 8 - November 14)

  • game design documentation!

extremely detailed account of current project and future goals/ directions.

  • additional features:

student vs class progress, class vs class progress - data analysis - moved to future

multiple graphic sets (region based) - moved to future


Week 10+ (November 14 - November 28)

  • catch up to milestones
  • test copy of game thus far

&rarr: improve elements

  • KEEP TESTING AND ADDING CONTENT!
  • more time granted!


Week 11 (November 29 - December 5)

  • finish implementing Battle Menus.

→ add in final graphics for battle menus.

→ add division and geometry attacks

  • finish alpha version of the Battle Engine

→ integrate and test the Battle Engine with the Battle Menus and Main game.

  • begin level designing


Week 12 (December 6 - December 12)

  • fix bugs in Battle Engine.
  • add equipment, items, and bosses into Battle System
  • improve enemy battle AI.
  • add more special attacks.
  • begin Advanced testing of beta Battle Engine.
  • polish level design
  • make dungeons


Week 13+ (December 13 - January 2, 2010)

  • finish fixing bugs in Battle Engine.
  • design door locks/puzzles
  • rapid prototyping of door locks and puzzles
  • design puzzle rooms
  • allow for a play through with multiple dungeons
  • Usability Testing
  • user group meeting @ RIT's Innovation Center, thursday 7-9pm


Week 14 (January 3 - January 9)

  • redesign based on user tests

→ code to reflect design changes

  • add more puzzles and levels
  • test new puzzles and levels.
  • begin work on Shop feature


Week 15 (January 10 - January 16)

  • finish shop feature
  • integrate Shop with main game
  • complete Beta version of game
  • user testing
  • start designing/scripting storyline
  • start designing teacher side tools


Week 16 (January 17 - January 23)

  • begin coding Teacher Level Creator
  • begin coding student stat system
  • add more art assets (music, sound effects, art)


Week 17 (January 24 - January 30)

  • finalize all official level designs, and implement in game
  • continue coding level editor
  • continue coding stats system
  • finalize storyline
  • create and implement story and cut scenes
  • user group meeting @ RIT's Innovation Center, thursday 7-9pm
  • retest levels and add in updated art work as needed


Week 18 (January 31 - February 6)

  • add in additional sounds/cut scenes
  • add in stats or re design stages if needed
  • finish Stat System
  • finish Level editor
  • integrate into one teacher GUI


Week 19 (February 7 - February 13)

  • user tests of teacher GUI
  • re-design/re-code phase
  • compile game into xo activity
  • compile teacher gui into xo activity
  • make different story/art assets available based on locale


Week 20+ (February 14 - March 7)

  • final debugging/design/coding
  • packaging and advertisement
  • run final user test and globailzition checks
  • finalize localization options
  • release activity for XO


Future+ (March 8+)

  • pending


Future Development

updating...


Progression

- Input read from handheld mode

- Preliminary GUI coding:

 Full GUI with placeholder images
 Text field with scrolling text
 Image swapping for traversal with placeholder images

- Dungeon

 Reads list of rooms from text file
 Forms dungeon using this list

- Traversal

 Player can traverse a dungeon set up from the text file
 Placeholder graphics used
 Player's viewpoint changes when they enter a room

- Battle

 Basic class hierarchy finished

- Shop

 Conceptual stage

- Graphics

 Placeholder images for rooms

- Sound

 'Door opening' SFX.


Bugs/ Fixes

Not yet. Will release a working version upon completion.


Game Suggestions

- Have the players defeat monsters and solve puzzles by solving math questions

- Have a small on-screen map to help players navigate through the dungeon