Incomplete prototype is live here: http://publicartfound.herokuapp.com
Code is here: https://github.com/rememberlenny/publicartfound
I talked with Nick today and decided to build out a graffiti game. This is a tool for encouraging people to build out the community’s content for the New Public Arts Foundation projects.
Im creating a system to encourage people to help identify the artists of the graffiti images I have. This is traditionally a tedious process that I dont want to do. I am creating a competitive platform for people who like graffiti to partake.
The game operates on a basic mechanic. Reward correct annotations, reward speed, and punish incorrect answers.
The mechanics of the game determine “correct” answers based on community’s majority.
Technically, I am leaning on existing code. I am using the Firebase service to store all my data. Im using poor jQuery and HTML for my single page web application magic. Basically, its spaghetti code. I don’t care.
I started with a basic To Do MVC project. I grabbed some Leaderboard code. And Im putting it all on a page.
Next, Ill add a randomized graffiti image. Ill also add the proper point system. Lastly, I create a chatroom, so people can talk shit.
Basic To do MVC thing:
The leaderboard code:
The basic framework + working leaderboard: