February 2012 to June 2012

For the course Software Engineering at UHasselt. I formed a group with 5 other people. The group were obligatory, chosen by the education staff. This caused some serious problems between some group members. Some members even left during the process. But that's all I'm going to say about that part of the project.

Our task was to develop Robo Race, a computer variation of the game Robo Rally. It can be played locally against bots or over the local network. The number of players may vary between 2 and 8.

The first part of our task was analyzing the given problem/game and creating the required diagrams. E.g. domain model, sequence diagrams, contracts, etc. This was done during the first months.

The rule book can be downloaded in attachment. Since we didn't have to implement all the rules, a short list of things we did differently:

  • You can only have one upgrade card.
  • You can't exchange an upgrade card to avoid a damage point.
  • The robot lasers only last one square when shot instead of the normal lasers that will continue as long as it isn't stopped by an object. E.g. a wall.
    The normal laser will go through robots but only the first robot that was hit will be damaged. This is visible on the image below, look at the purple and white robot.

Robo Race in action

In May we started programming and the result can be downloaded below, with all the required resources. Robo Race contains two different board, the first one isn't really finished but it is a nice map to practice on and get to know the cards and obstacles. The second board is shown in the image above.

We noticed that on Mac OS X there are some problem with Java Swing. The window to create a new game is to small... On Linux we noticed that on some systems the image of the robots weren't shown, all the other images were fine. If you run it on Windows there shouldn't be any problems.

Have fun playing!