This report describes the development process of Hira Hero, a game created for our Major Qualifying Project requirement at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Hira Hero is a dungeon crawler RPG for Android devices that educates a player on how to write hiragana fluently. The game was developed at Osaka University in Osaka Prefecture, Japan from July 10, 2016 to October 4, 2016. This report describes our experience and educational goals for the game, which is to simulate the feeling of danger and thrill of a roguelike game and teach hiragana writing fluency respectively. It details the research and development we made to reach those goals, a summary of our testing to see whether our game met those goals, and a postmortem of what went well with our game and what could have been improved.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Media and Game Development
Major Qualifying Project
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