I created a catch game called ‘Donut Let It Fall’ where you have to catch falling donuts and it has 2 levels (got carried away a bit – took me 3 days to build this, working 4-7 hours a day).
How to play Donut Let It Fall
- Click on start button to play.
- Start with 3 lives.
- Move the chef with right or left keys.
- Catch the donuts in the tray to score (10 points for each donut).
- The donuts get smaller every time.
- If they fall, you lose a life.
- Earn extra points when you catch stars in your tray, extra life with lightening bolt.
- Lose points when you touch a regular bug.
- Lose a life when you touch the danger bug (the second one)
- Score 300 points to level up.
- Score 600 points to win!
Graphics & inspiration
The basic idea of the Donut Let It Fall game is inspired by my childhood handheld game which had a chef catching meat. But we have donuts because I’m a vegetarian! The extras like bugs and stars, chef’s motion and the font, are inspired by 90s retro games like Mario and Contra. I designed all the graphics like chef, donuts in the cute themes like candy, clouds, inspired by Japanese kawaii. And ChatGPT helped me make the assets like chef and backgrounds, which I then edited in Photoshop. I found some fun sounds and sprites within Scratch to use, too.
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Shilpa Ahuja is the editor of Career Nuts. She has a Masters in Design Studies (MDesS) degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, class of 2011.
Shilpa is an entrepreneur and founder of Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media, an online publishing company that includes HowtoGetinto-Harvard.com, a Harvard admissions guide, ShilpaAhuja.com, one of India’s most-read digital fashion magazine, OpiniOwn.com, a social publication and Decorisk.com, a digital interior décor magazine. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women.
She also has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture (B.Arch), class of 2007. She has worked in interior project management for The Park hotels and in graphic design and education technologies for Harvard Law School.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa enjoys art, creative writing, fashion and travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh. Her work has been published in University of Fashion blog, Jet Airways magazine, Chandigarh Times and Indian Design & Interiors magazine. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”.