In search of W.A.T. Mobile App
Once upon a rainy autumn day a designers, a copywriter, an iOS and a server programmer met at a hackathon. They gave a birth to a game called ‘In search of W.A.T.’ Dark portals are opening all over the world and the Light power cannot close them all. So the Light Powers Commanders had to turn to the people of the Earth to detect and fight the Darkness.
All hail, the Warrior of Light! I am Ashtar Sheran, the Commander of the Light Family Fleet! I have to ask you for help.
In the end of 2012 the Dark Powers started to abandon the Earth due to the divine plan. But one of the most powerful groups violated the agreement and is now trying to change the course of events, to reclaim its former power. They use energy portals which transform reality. We block their energy outside the Earth, but we can’t fight them on the Earth. Therefore we need volunteers from among the people. The portals are in other dimension, which your senses cannot detect. But a friendly technogenic civilization gladly agreed to help and developed a technology to detect and close a portal with the help of your mobile devices.
When you run the application the device connects to our tracking system and shows the nearest portals. The device has three characteristics — radius of action, energy and power. To start deactivation the portal must be within the action radius of your device. Deactivation process consumes the device energy. Deactivation speed depends on the device power and the portal dimensions. It is important to remember that in the presence of other devices in your action radius their overall characteristics are enhanced. Some portals are already too strong to deactivate them alone.
At the time of deactivation of the portal there comes a release of the matter which your device is able to capture and store. When a sufficient amount of matter is stored it can be used to improve the characteristics of the device.
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In the application design we wanted to try out the gloomy cyberpunk motives mixing them with something supernatural. This is the End of Days and Dark Powers after all!
Players’ avatars were drawn for the project. In the beginning it is an ordinary girl, but as her power grows during the game her appearance is acquiring more supernatural features which change depending on the type of ability the player is improving. As the development time was limited there were 4 demo forms designed. Looking forward to the next Hackathon!
Wishes for the future
I would like to bring to life all the crazy ideas proposed by the team, especially the game of Dracula’s Ostrich Ride about vampire races on ostriches with beautiful landscapes of Australia in the background. Beware of vampires as they can shoot around with stakes. Task: Win the race before the dawn.