Brain Agents: Teaching Resilience Through Gameplay

A game that is currently in development for iOS, Android, and PC. Brain Agents aims to teach children social and emotional skills to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives. Supported by Milwaukee-based charity STRYV365.

User Accounts and Cloud Saves

Brain Agents is intended for students to play while at school, either on a Chromebook or through the use of a mobile device. This presented a problem, since students could not pick up where they left off if they had to use a different device, something that would be very likely to happen when using shared devices at school. To combat this problem, I created a user account system using Microsoft’s Playfab API that could any user’s save data to the cloud. This was the first time I had ever used an API in a project, so this experience taught me a lot about API calls and both synchronous and asynchronous programming.

Demonstration of Brain Agent’s login screen

Daily/ Weekly Feature Refresh System

To make sure students did not rush through the game, the development team decided to have certain features playable once a day and to have new levels unlock every week.