Kartwheel

A series of races inspired by Mario Kart

OVERVIEW

Typical game view during a Kartwheel game

ROLE

GOALS

TARGET USER

EVENT LOGISTICS

What players should bring to race day
Waiting area during the first Kartwheel game hosted at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

CHALLENGES

TESTING A SIMPLE PROTOTYPE

On the developer side, how we sent out the SMS to runners during test.

TEST RUN LEARNINGS

NEXT STEPS

An initial item mechanics brainstorm

GAME EVENTS

A video of race rules is available to watch prior to race start and is also displayed during on-boarding.
An item zone map indicator
Players swipe up to use item.
Player successfully hits Kyler E with a blue shell!
Game items

IN-GAME CHALLENGES

Player video input area in grey.

High-five 3 runners who pass you.

Fill in the blank and yell out this phrase: “Start your day with […] and finish it with […]!”

Explain why you chose waffles over pancakes. During on-boarding, players are asked binary questions that may be used in-game. See on-boarding section for details.

RUNNING BUDDY

Get your buddy!

HAPTIC FEEDBACK

“Will I be staring at my phone the whole time?”

RANKING AND EVENTS

The last three screens above display a game’s events.

LEADERBOARDS AND TEAMS

RACE DASHBOARD

Choosing a race from the Race Dashboard

We found when multiple games were in progress on a single track, runners would be confused and overwhelmed.

APP ON-BOARDING

AR FUTURE

EVENT FUTURE

Photo of team members at LinkedIn held Kartwheel game day.
Team members at LinkedIn held Kartwheel game day. Check out those t-shirt designs by yours truly.

TEAM SHOUTOUT

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