Title

TAG: A Mobile App for Playing Elaborate Games of Tag

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Scot Morse

Session Title

Computer Science Individual Capstone Projects posters

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Scot Morse

Abstract

For people who want to create and play elimination-based live-action games like "Assassins" or "Gotcha!", TAG is a mobile application that allows for a host to make a game, set rules, and invite other users to join the game. TAG is played by assigning each player another play as a target, until a circle is made. The player only knows their target, not who has them as a target. Then, over the course of days/weeks, the player attempts to TAG their target, whether manually by using mock-projectiles or by using the mobile app to take a picture (which will use the Elimination Framework API and photo-recognition), or get in range of their targets phone and pressing a button to TAG them. Unlike current methods for playing elimination-based live-action games, this app will remove the subjectivity that comes from a human moderator and human players determining a successful elimination and also make adding more rules and features (like player skill modifiers, a player inventory, and methods of elimination) to games easier and more fun.

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May 31st, 5:00 PM May 31st, 7:00 PM

TAG: A Mobile App for Playing Elaborate Games of Tag

WUC Pacific Room

For people who want to create and play elimination-based live-action games like "Assassins" or "Gotcha!", TAG is a mobile application that allows for a host to make a game, set rules, and invite other users to join the game. TAG is played by assigning each player another play as a target, until a circle is made. The player only knows their target, not who has them as a target. Then, over the course of days/weeks, the player attempts to TAG their target, whether manually by using mock-projectiles or by using the mobile app to take a picture (which will use the Elimination Framework API and photo-recognition), or get in range of their targets phone and pressing a button to TAG them. Unlike current methods for playing elimination-based live-action games, this app will remove the subjectivity that comes from a human moderator and human players determining a successful elimination and also make adding more rules and features (like player skill modifiers, a player inventory, and methods of elimination) to games easier and more fun.