You are running for your life in a world overrun by zombies. You have to run to avoid getting infected by the Zombie virus and becoming a zombie. Once you begin running, the character on your mobile screen will also start to run, trying to match your personal pace. Your mission is to run until you reach the safe zone in order to survive a zombie apocalypse. If you happen to be bitten, then your next mission is to infect other players and turn them into zombies.
A group of UNIST students distinguished themselves at the 2021 ‘JunctionX Seoul’ hackathon event, which took place from May 21 to 23, 2021. The team DINO, comprised of alumni and current students of UNIST, has been selected as the final winning team at this year’s JunctionX Seoul hackathon for successfully designing and developing a mobile game, titled ‘My Running Mate, Zombie‘. It only took them three days to build the game from scratch.
JunctionX Seoul is the largest hackathon event in S. Korea, which has brought together IT developers, designers, and other tech-minded people to create new projects and solve intriguing challenges. This year’s JunctionX Seoul hackathon has attracted over 400 participants from 25 countries.
The team DINO consists of six members, including JiWan Kim (Team Leader, College of Information and Biotechnology), JiYoung Lee (Designer, Graduate School of Creative Design and Engineering), SangKwon Kang (Developer), DoYoung Lee (Developer), HanSol Jang (Entrepreneur), and KwangMin Cho (Designer). They challenged themselves to carry out tasks, presented by the Game Tech division of Amazon Web Services (AWS). During the course of the event, the team created a mobile game, using feedback from the embedded motion sensors of a smartphone, as well as the cloud computing platform, provided by AWS.
The team was selected as the final winning team, after being thoroughly evaluated by the peer participants of JunctionX Seoul 2021, and thus awarded 3 million won in prize money. Not only that the team also ranked third place in AWS GameTech track.
Meanwhile, Junction is an international hackathon event that brings together thousands of developers, engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs from all around the world. Following the spirit of Junction, JunctionX license is currently being carried out in 14 countries around the world, including Seoul. Its purpose is to unify and challenge hackers to compete for the common vision of creating something new and groundbreaking.