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Title: Gamify piano project
Authors: Lai, Tsz Kit (黎子杰)
Department: Department of Computer Science
Issue Date: 2016
Course: CS4514 Project
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
Supervisor: Supervisor: Prof. Ngo, Chong Wah; First Reader: Dr. Wong, Tsui Fong Helena; Second Reader: Dr. Chan, Edward
Citation: Lai, T. K. (2016). Gamify piano project (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.
Abstract: The traditional ways to practice piano is no longer attractive and interesting enough for the current generation. There are numbers of new piano learning or practicing method is introduced, but none of them can really replace the traditional piano practicing method. In order to enhance the interest of piano practice, a piano video game is proposed. It will allow players to practice their piano skill when they are playing this game. In this project, this idea will be implemented as a real application on iOS platform. Player has to connect their electronic piano with iPad through MIDI port. After establish the connection successfully, player can select any pieces of song they want to play or practice and start the game. Two game mode will be provided in this game, first one is online battle mode, player will be able to play the same song with someone who want to want to play it at the same moment and have a piano battle to see who play better. Also, an offline practice mode is provided for those who want to focus on practicing a song. To keep the game being attractive to the old player, a customize system is designed. Player have to earn game points to buy a customize item to customize their own gaming environment. With designing different kind of customize item, it will enhance the motivation of player to play this game. And it will be a way for making them feels flesh even if they have played this game for a long time as there will be more and more customize item time by time so as to enhance the life-cycle of the game. This piano video game project is not just providing an innovative and interesting way for piano practicing, but also establishing a new pianist's network for them to support and help each other, since this game support friend and chatting system. Thus, they can communicate with each other and know a new friend after having a piano battle.
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