Trial and error is the way to success

Tanushree B., Niya K., Gayane S.

In our game, there is a woman walking and from the other side, there are men walking towards her, saying “Hey Baby!”. The purpose of the game is to throw hairbrushes at the men to get rid of them and get a higher score. However, if three men pass the woman, then the game is over. The purpose of this game is to encourage larger movements to end street harassment.

We hope to raise awareness of the street harassment that many people, especially women face every day. We hope that with our project, we can take a larger step to end street harassment.

We are addressing this problem with our project by creating a game that shows a girl being catcalled by the men but she is taking a stand by throwing hairbrushes at the people catcalling her. However, if three of the men pass her, the game is over. The purpose of this game to show that we must do something to end street harassment today.

One difficulty we had in creating our project was getting the collisions between the bad sprites and the good sprites and the collisions between the bad sprites and the hairbrush sprites to work. However, we worked together as a group and after many trials and errors, we were able to find a solution.

Tanushree is a rising junior. She learned how to code in Python at Girls Who Code and enjoyed it a lot. She hopes to gain more experience in python and other programming languages in the future.

Niya is a rising senior. She enjoyed her summer by learning how to code at Girls Who Code. Some of the things she learned was pygame, Python, etc. She wishes to learn even more programming languages.

Gayane is a rising junior. She enjoyed the experience gained learning to code and bonding with the other girls at Girls Who Code.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Microsoft (NYC).