kloomsy kayak


"Most memorable was that exhilarating moment when we saw all of our combined code run together as one seamless program."
— Aditi

We’ve noticed that a popular game has the power to both grab people’s undivided attention and get them talking - and we want to make use of it.  In our game, you play a kayaker who moves down a river, cleaning up oil spills while avoiding rocks.  We hope that if people enjoy playing a game where they get to clean up a virtual river, they’ll be inspired to go out and volunteer in their own communities.  At the very least, we hope that our game can make young people consider the impact their own activities have on the state of our water resources.

We used JavaScript to draw and animate the kayak and landscape, as well as HTML and CSS to build and style the website, which hosts our game along with information about the environment.

 In the future, we hope to create our own graphics for the kayak, water, rocks and oil spills, rather than using geometric shapes. We found our game to be slow and laggy, so we hope that we can rewrite it to run faster and to make interesting facts about the environment appear at the end of each game. Eventually we want to turn Kloomsy Kayak into an app that can reach a wider audience.

Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Aditi Sundararaman
Project Team Members: Kira Lee, Alice Castillo, Sidney Stevens
Type of Work: Uncategorized
Location: DC - BSA / Georgetown
Grade: 11th Grade
Year Created: 2015

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