An online arcade for IU Hoosiers
With the IU Arcade, the Mark Cuban Center aims to get Hoosiers excited about IU Athletics and more involved in the action. Complete with 3 games and a login system, we can gather user data to help us better advertise sporting events to the right audience. I designed the site and the ensured usability for all 3 games.
I crafted a landing page that grabs the user's attention and gives them a taste of what's to come.
A broad, shallow user flow made it quick and easy for users to find a game and jump right into the action.
Users can visit the site and start playing a game in just one click.
It was important that everybody, whether they were on a PC, tablet or smartphone, could play the games. Scalability was essential.
I took the initiative and learned how to to set up a functional register/login system that would allow users to save highscores to a MYSQL database.
I led a team of developers as we designed and built three arcade games for the new IU Arcade.
By communicating with fellow developers, I ensured that all three games were cohesive and felt like they belonged together.
The game controls had to accommodate all devices. Because of this, each game follows a strict touch/click control scheme, not ever relying on keyboard inputs.