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Esther Eats

Flash / Visual Studio.Net Project

This is a game I programmed in Flash that is on display at the Connecticut Science Center.

The game features a cartoon character who visibly gains and loses weight based on what she has been fed. For each food on the menu, I had to figure out how many calories were fat calories, carbohydrate calories and protein calories. Based on that I could then predict what Esther would look like based on the diet the guest chose for Esther as though Esther were to eat those same foods every day for a specific time period.

The game needed to be able to receive commands from the museum's display hardware and tell it when the simulation finished. Adobe Flash was chosen because the Flash player can be used as a control within a Visual Studio.Net project.