We were inspired by the video game Dr. Mario and it's theme of killing viruses.
Dr. Fauci World operates in a similar fashion, where an individual needs to align at least three squares and/or viruses to clear them. The theme surrounds the recent coronavirus pandemic and Dr. Fauci, the current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The game is primarily focused around the pygame package, and it consequently uses python to implement it.
The main obstacles we ran into was navigating the Google Cloud platform so that our team could collaborate on the work while we were physically separated. After this, other challenges we ran into include determining the way in which we would clear the squares and how we would make them drop down when squares surrounding them were cleared.
An accomplishment we were especially proud of was learning Python on the job; of the three of us, only one of us is proficient in Python while the other two had little knowledge of Python.
We learned to not underestimate how long ~36 hours really is. We did not meet our initial plans for Dr. Fauci World, as the game does not have as many features as we hoped it would.
After LA Hacks, we still plan to complete this project to its full potential, with all of the features we had originally planned.
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