Sunday, July 31, 2016

Final Presentation Outline

  • What is the app?
  • Why make the app?
  • Who is the target audience?
  • What is the goal/purpose of the app?

Astrophysics: Key concepts
  • What are the significant properties of galaxies?
  • How are galaxies categorized and classified?
  • Galaxy evolution, formation, and how they change on their own
  • Galaxy merges and interactions
    • Starbursts, star formation rate

Game: User’s Perspective
  • What are the user's objectives?
    • Achievements
    • Image gallery
  • Encounter different galaxies and objects as the universe ages
  • User galaxy evolves on its own and through interactions
  • Merge and interact with other galaxies
    • Information boxes
    • Classification

Embedded video demo (Think about the order of the demo and the game description)

Game: Programming Perspective
  • The Swift programming language
  • Tools: Xcode and Source Tree
  • Game architecture: model, view, controller
  • Challenges:
    • Optimizing the code so it doesn’t keep track of thousands of space objects
    • “Vicinity” and “Neighborhood” algorithms
    • Star formation rate equation (implementing the starburst)
  • Maybe have some documentation to reference throughout this section

Next Steps
  • Implementing more galaxy types and other types of space objects/phenomena?

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