Spring 2023 AppJamboree
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
May 24, 2023
About the Program
AppJam+ is a 10 week mobile app development program that makes programming concepts fun and accessible to encourage students and to explore STEAM education in a new and exciting way.
Over the course of 30+ hours, student teams will develop their own Android mobile application based around a seasonal theme. We encourage meaningful experiences for students, introduce the possibilities of STEAM careers, and create fun memories students will love to share.
1st Place: Sierra Preparatory – The Adventures of Bunnyman and Pickles
2nd Place: Romero-Cruz Academy – Team Mars
3rd Place: Romero-Cruz Academy – Team Woody
4th Place: Willard Intermediate – Gamer Team
Best Stage Presentation: Lathrop Intermediate – Space Cadets
Best Poster: Sierra Preparatory – The Adventures of Bunnyman and Pickles
Student Teams & Apps
Bernardo Yorba Middle School
App Name: Blocker
Team Members: Saif Mansour, Liam Buranich, Darah Kontrovsky
Mentor: Noah Beidelman
App Description: Use the fish to break the blocks at the top of the screen, avoid any bad obstacles such as the trash littered around.
Technical Components Used: Block health, ball movement, trash obstacles
App Name: Factory Shutdown
Team Members: Adrian Perry, Mason Nguyen, Luis Sanchez
Mentor: Cynthia Zepeda-Rodriguez
App Description: Our main character receives a message about a factory polluting the air. You must travel the world and defeat the boss in charge of the factories to save the Earth.
Technical Components Used: Arrow Key Buttons, Projectile Button, Image Sprites, Health Bar, Multiple Screen Switches, Levels, Background Music, Sound Effects, Win/Lose Screen
App Name: Galactic Goobers
Team Members: Sycen Lyu, Evan Lin, Isabella, Mauricio Alvarez
Mentor: Chris Ward
App Description: After extraterrestrial aliens showed up to the solar system, it is your duty to be launched up into space with your spaceship to defend Earth. In the game you will be tasked with shooting the obstacles in front of you which could either be the aliens themselves or other projectiles such as asteroids. The protagonist in the space ship (you) will defeat the alien forces by shooting them down with your ship and return to earth afterwards.
Technical Components Used: Intro Screen, Shooting Mechanics, Background Music, Sound Effects, Points, End Screen
App Name: Charlie’s Adventure
Team Members: Aaron Alvarez, Rhianna Jose, Vincent Cheng
Mentor: Eric Ly
App Description: Within a mystical forest ravaged by the greed of oil extraction, humanity faces a menacing threat. Join our courageous hero, Charlie, as they confront a horde of oil monsters, determined to protect our world. Embark on an exhilarating journey, battling these abominations and uncovering the true strength of resilience. With humanity’s fate at stake, only the bravest can prevail. Will you rise to the challenge and become the ultimate guardian against the encroaching darkness?
Technical Components Used: Direction Buttons, Sprite Images, Health Bar, Screen Switching, Game Levels, Background Music, Sound Effects, Victory/Defeat Screen, Animations, Combat Mechanics, Story Introduction Screen, Credits Screen, Future Updates Screen, Enemy Artificial Intelligence (AI), Health System
Kraemer Middle School
App Name: Toxic Earth
Team Members: Ansh Khant, Hannah Chang, Salvador Aduna, Dean Armand, John Arviso
Mentor: Sarah Phan, George Rodriguez
App Description: Cats are trying to escape a toxic wasteland created from human chemical accidents. The humans have fled to another planet, leaving the cats behind. The cats must find a way to escape the toxic earth as an evil scientist tries to hunt down them down for food.
Technical Components Used: Lives, Boss Battle, Side-Scrolling Game With Jump Mechanics, Custom-Made Art, Cutscenes With Dialogue
App Name: Trashiest Game
Team Members: Emily Santos, Joshua Byun, Davis Gao, Aiden Ha
Mentor: Vincent Thai
App Description: In a post-apocalyptic world filled with trash, our protagonist must survive and defeat the evil trash monsters roaming the Earth.
Technical Components Used: Animations, Joystick Movement, Attack Mechanics, Block Mechanics, Background Music, Tutorial Screen, Game Over Screen, Enemy Ai, Health Mechanics
App Name: Extraction
Team Members: Kevin Wang, Andrei Marcoci, Neil Kochar, Ningrui Zhao
Mentor: Derek Trujillo
App Description: Humans have found a resource hidden away beneath the Earth and have begun to excavate the resources for their own use. Little did they know that they have been exploiting a precious material from an unknown species. You are now facing attacks from these hidden species and must defend your castle, but must face the consequences of resource exploitation at the same time!
Technical Components Used: Attack Mechanics, Original Sound Fx And Music, Health Mechanic, Enemy Ai, Victory Screen, Game Over Screen, Credits Screen
App Name: Adrift
Team Members: Louis Alvarez, Jennifer Lane, Zoe Garcia, Edmee Radeni
Mentor: Eduardo Nunez
App Description: An evil mouse named Sprite has invaded earth and is polluting all over, it is Cosmos job to stop the mouse and clean up the pollution!
Technical Components Used: Intro Screen, Play Button, Instruction Screen, Sprite Movement, Lives Counter, Inventory Collection, Inventory Placement (Plant Button )
App Name: TreeDefenders
Team Members: Austin Horng, Livia Yu, Zavira Cain
Mentor: Oscar Arenas
App Description: Our earth faces dozens of problems. How can we narrow it down to the most important one? To us that was our trees. Deforestation stood out to us because they provide our necessary oxygen to breath, so we thought to ourselves let’s defend our trees.
Technical Components Used: Intro Screen, Images Sprites(Enemies Speed), Health, Sound, Art, Touch Enemies To Win, Instructions Page, End Screens
App Name: Pine Tree Planter
Team Members: EmmaRose Duarte, Liem Sasajima, Gavin Pelletier, Dominic Pelletier
Mentor: Michael Katsaros, Luis Alvarado
App Description: Earth is in need of more CO2 and Peggie is trying to save earth by planting more trees.
Technical Components Used: Score, Lives, Timer, Title Screen, Play Screen, Losing Screen, Winning Screen, Music, Student Art, Mini-Games
Valadez Academy Middle School
App Name: Trashketball
Team Members: Glenda Guerrero
Mentor: Daniel Garcia, Carla Madriz
App Description: The beach is littered with recyclable items and hoopers want to enjoy the court on the boardwalk. Follow the on-screen instructions to identify the correct recyclable items. Select the correct type for points; lose points for incorrect choices.
Technical Components Used: Music, Instructions Screen, Play Screen, Win/Lose Screen, Timer, Lives, Points
Yorba Linda Middle School
App Name: Nuclear Fishin’
Team Members: Aiden Brown, Jason Boggess, Humza Bana, Selina Li, Adam Holguin
Mentor: Berkeley Trinh
App Description: The ocean is polluted by mutated enemies due to the nuclear waste that has filled it. You must fight these enemies to clean the ocean and destroy the source of its pollution, the Melty Slime.
Technical Components Used: Animations, Button Movements, Attack Mechanics, Background Music And Sound Effects, Game Over Animation, Health Mechanics, Enemy Ai, Credit Screen, Boss Battle
App Name: DreamEscape
Team Members: Lucas Le, Madoc Roberts, Thiago Ramirez, Aimee Chen
Mentor: Andrew Vu
App Description: After Humans have polluted earth, the main character (Drew) gets sucked into a portal within his dream to save earth from a toxic monster named Axo which is continuing to destroy and pollute earth, Drew defeats the character by collecting swords on the ground and fighting the monster.
Technical Components Used: Intro Screen, Image Sprite Speed, Health Bars, Hearts, Arrow Buttons, Instructions Page, Credit Screen, End/Score Screen.