"Click either side of your screen, dodge the traffic cone, overcome the stereotype."
Catherine J, Esperanza M, Yarely R, Jennifer C
The objective of the game is to dodge the stereotype that women can’t drive. This stereotype is written on top of the traffic cones. The player dodges the stereotype with their car by tapping the either the left or right side of the screen. If a player runs into a traffic cone, the lose screen pops up with an encouraging message of “It’s okay. You’ll get further next time.”
We want to promote women’s rights and spread awareness of the issue of gender discrimination. We feel that gender stereotypes dominate people’s lives all the time and people do not even realize it because it has become so normalized in our society.
We are spreading awareness by creating a game with the stereotype as an overcomable object thus making the otherwise overbearing issue less daunting.
A technical problem we faced was that the back-end designers along with the graphic designer had the challenge of learning a new platform. We overcame this by deconstructing and experimenting through many tutorials so we could learn how Java functioned. While also asking for help from our mentor when we needed it .