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Smart Phone Exergame Placement - Edinburgh

Games Development
Ref: 342 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Apr 2014
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Smart Phone Exergame Placement Student, 12 weeks - June - August, £1100 per month, Edinburgh

  1. Basic purpose of the placement and its primary objectives
  • To develop multiplayer features for the FitQuest exergame on the Android platform, taking into account suggestions from existing users.
  1. Main duties:
  • Work with the FitQuest team to develop a specification for multiplayer mini-games for exercise
  • Design the interface and game mechanics with the team
  • Implement these designs for Android
  • Technical and user testing
  1. Knowledge and skills required:
  • Knowledge of programming technologies such as Java and object-oriented techniques
  • Experience of games development or mobile app development is desirable but not essential
  1. Person skills:
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  1. Working conditions:
  • Based in office in Riccarton
  • Core working hours 10am – 4pm

Person Specification

 

Essential

Desirable

Education/Qualifications

2 years undergraduate study or equivalent

On track for a 2:1 or first class Honours degree

 

Experience

 

In-depth knowledge of programming technologies such as Java and object-oriented techniques

 

Previous experience of developing mobile or game applications

Skills/Personal Requirements

Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision

 

Good attention to detail

 

Excellent organisational skills

 

Confident and professional manner

 

Proactive

 

Team player

 


FitQuest is a location based exergame for Android. Its purpose is to encourage children to take more physical activity. We are looking for an imaginative, technically skilled student to develop a series of multiplayer mini-games to complement the existing suite of single player games based on suggestions we have gathered from existing users.  You can find out more about the project on the blog: http://escapethewolf.wordpress.com/about/ and in this article:

 

Andrew Macvean and Judy Robertson.2013.Understanding Exergame Users’ Physical Activity,Motivation and Behavior Over Time.To appear in In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA

Closing Date:  Tuesday 29th April at 5pm


Apply online now to start your e-Placement Scotland journey with FitQuest.

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