Here are some wireframes I initially created via Sketch:
(I was very much inspired by fighting games: Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, etc.)
After I created the first iteration, I had friends and family test it out-- especially on mobile-- and was open to any and all feedback!
Even Shen (Shen Comix) took the time to try out my app!
I was even sent screenshots of when the Kaomoji would break:
So I adjusted the Kaomoji structure accordingly, as well as came up with the logic to prevent block or strike "spamming" (hitting repeatedly with no consequences).
This was definitely a fun project, not just created by me, but by those in my community. I think I should have opened up feedback to a wider set of people, especially those who are fighting game enthusiasts.
If I had the time, I would have implemented the choice to play as either a human or bear and made the kaomoji SVGs instead of the traditional text-made artistry to make it more accessible.
If I had the tech savvy, I would have made it a two-player game instead of one-player against a random number generator.
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