Collect flowers, defeat enemies, and save your hive!
Abigail F, Camille K, Kaitlyn F, Brittany H
Colony collapse syndrome, caused by pesticides, parasites, and environmental degradation, has led to the loss of up to half of American bees in the last 20 years, and this disturbing trend is not slowing down. This is important not only because of the environmental impact the loss of bees will have, but commercial agriculture is dependent upon bees as the primary pollinators of most flowering crops. Without them, everything from almonds to strawberries will disappear.
Despite the fervor of activity surrounding this several years ago, this issue has all but disappeared from the public eye. If we want to solve this problem, raising awareness about the severity of this issue is the first step, and that is what we sought to do with this project.
Some of the most difficult parts of developing this project were integrating the website and game, which we eventually achieved through an iframe, and in learning how to code a game. None of us had ever made a game before, so we really taught ourselves through this project.