Lindeman, Robert W.
The game Food Fight focuses on the importance of balancing diet and exercise in the management of diabetes especially in people over the age of 45. Food Fight is a tower defense style flash game where different foods replace the classic creeps and exercise and diet towers replace the classic towers. Each tower and food type acts in ways that reflect how they act in real life. There are also random events, representing the unforeseen circumstances of life. During the game, questions appear from time to time when the player finds himself in trouble. The player's answer, which is stored in the database, reflects his knowledge of management techniques. With enough players, and hence enough answers to questions, patterns in people's diabetes management techniques can be found.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Media and Game Development
Major Qualifying Project