About the project
Vasco’s Map Runner was the main project during my fourth semester specialisation “Open Innovation” at Fontys. The prompt was “dream project”: create a product based on a company specific/societal problem or opportunity. This product had to contain both familiar design rubrics and some rubrics from software development.
Based on the rise of and my personal interest in Gamification I decided to create a web-app that helps children learn topography.
Vasco’s Map Runner is a fully realized web-app. The game itself is currently offline, but the prototype can be accessed below.
The concept behind Vasco’s Map Runner is as follows: the player can create a profile that includes a rank and collection. They can play levels where they have to locate up to eight countries per level. Based on speed and accuracy the player receives a star-rating and collectible. The idea is that these aspects promote competition between players and the urge to collect more, making knowing the countries a challenge instead of a chore.