Faculty Advisor

Lindeman, Robert W.

Center

JAPAN / Japan

Abstract

This MQP is an Android application called Railroad Runner. The primary purpose of this application is to allow users to pass time on train rides in a casual fashion. The primary means for this interaction is a collection of four minigames, which is supplemented by a fifth, single player game as well as social features such as a chatroom and viewable userscores from other players. Users are organized into groups based on their train routes, ensuring that they can play games with others who are close by. These groups are joined by scanning QR codes tied to certain train lines, but previously visited groups can also be joined by selecting from a list. By allowing users to interact with others nearby, Railroad Runner encourages its users to socialize with other passengers on their train.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

November 2013

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Interactive Media and Game Development

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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