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Technical Report: Hack Attack.

Duff, Sam (2012) Technical Report: Hack Attack. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Hack Attack is a 2D Kinect game that was built using XNA. The game is about a robot trying to kill off all of the virus’s within a computer mainframe. The player interacts with the game by using their own body movements and the on screen avatar copies them. He must use his fists to punch the virus away.

The game was developed by using the XNA framework and the Kinect SDK. XNA allows for games to be built in C#. Game development can take place for windows, windows mobile and Xbox 360. The gaming market is constantly increasing. Emerging tools like Kinect and XNA can be used to build interactive games.

In this report I will talk about Hack Attack a game I built that uses Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor. The game tracks the player’s body movements by pinpointing 20 joints on the player’s body. An onscreen avatar copies all body movements made. Therefore there is no need for a controller as your body acts as a controller.

In this document I will go through the background of why I chose this topic and the aims the project should complete. I will talk about the technologies that were used and the system requirements that the project should comply to. Other topics I will cover will include the design and architecture of the system. How the system was implemented and the testing that was carried out which includes customer testing. An evaluation of the system and finally my conclusions to the project.

I will also include a bibliography to reference were my research was taken from. There will also be an appendix which will include learner journals, my original project proposal, requirements speciation and any other material which may have been used.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > I.T. Industry
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science in Software Systems
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 12:39
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/699

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