It was a lot of fun to imagine and build the planes game. Planes is an online, turn-based game where users write code to program their bots to go up against other bots.
A lot of time went into thinking about the simplest game we can possibly create, while having something sophisticated enough such that one strategy would not dominate. On the graphics side, we wanted to keep everything simple and approachable, and really focus on hiding any possible complexities.
The game, unlike most AI games we've played, was also designed to be easily understandable and very watchable. This was extremely necessary in connecting the person to the bot that they programmed.
The dashboard interface shows information about games the user has played, opponents that can be challenged, and friend's matches. This was a great opportunity to integrate a couple of fun UI details.