Hi, I’m Aly! I’m currently a fourth year BS CS-DGDD student. For our thesis, my groupmates and I are developing a food delivery simulation game in the hopes of raising awareness for food delivery riders. Ever since the start of the pandemic, we’ve relied on their services even more so compared to pre-pandemic times in order to get us our basic necessities and online shopping purchases. However, people still think to be rude to these riders, even booking scams and fake bookings. Our thesis hopes to combat these behaviors by putting the player in the shoes of the rider.
Li Niko M. Arceo
Hey there! My name is Li Niko Arceo, I use they/them pronouns, and I am a 4th-year student taking BS Computer Science – Digital Game Design and Development. Our thesis is a puzzle-simulation video game called Digital Footprints! In this world, you play as a Data Privacy Consultant who looks through your client’s social media sites to help them better protect their data. Through this game, my thesis partner and I hope to raise more awareness regarding data privacy on social media, teach others how to secure their accounts more effectively, and… well… make something really fun to play! We hope to create an experience that is both educational and enjoyable.
Jesus Alvaro C. Pato
Hello There! I’m Alvaro Pato, a 4th year BS Computer Science – Digital Game Design and Development (BS CS-DGDD) student. I’ve always been a huge fan of animation, which is why for my thesis, my group and I decided to create a game that uses the principles of animation as gameplay. We want to be able to convey these principles in a fun and interesting way through our game, and hopefully the players can learn a thing or two about animation. Most of all, we just want to make a fun game!
Jed Laszlo O. Jocson
👋 Hello 👋 I’m Jed, a BS CS-DGDD Senior. For our thesis, my friends and I are working on a platformer / metroidvania / fighting-ish game about animation. With this game, we hope to teach people about animation concepts, and have fun doing it!
Dan Mark D. Restoles
Ayo! I’m DM Restoles from BS CS-DGDD, working on a historically-inspired game for our thesis. Our game is about the Philippine Revolution of 1896, specifically the Battle of San Juan del Monte. Being a first-person shooter with stealth elements, it aims to depict what the experiences of the Katipuneros during this time. Our thesis aims to impart niche knowledge about the Philippine Revolution, and make students more aware about our own history.
Jose Mari Luis Dela Cruz
Hi! I’m Luis Dela Cruz, a 4th-year student taking up a BS in Computer Science. Our thesis is about introducing blockchain technology to the masses by utilizing the advantages of a game instead of the traditional form of education. It is a 3D simulation game, similar to Genshin. We hope that our study will help people understand blockchain technology and comprehend the possibilities it can bring to society. It is more than just crypto, it is a secured connection.
Margarita Juliana Perez
Hi, I’m Margaux Perez! I’m a 4th Year BS Computer Science student. For my group’s thesis, we are part of a Minecraft study that is an on-going collaboration with UIUC and ALLS. The study is called What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft, or WHIMC (pronounced whim-see), which aims to generate STEM interest among students through unique world simulations based on different earth science and astronomy topics. Our main task is to migrate the WHIMC worlds from Minecraft Java Edition to Minecraft Education Edition and test the playability on the new platform.
Jonathan William C. Talbot
Hello! I’m Johnny, currently majoring in B.S. Computer Science in the Ateneo de Manila University. I am part of the WHIMCEE thesis group with the task to migrate WHIMC’s Minecraft Java Edition server into Minecraft Education Edition in order to make their game suitable and more accessible for young students in the learning environment.
Butch Adrian Castro
Hello! I’m Butch, from 4 BS CS-DGD. For the longest time I’ve always been fascinated with technology, anime, and video games, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to work on our thesis that is somewhat a mix of all three! By showcasing the importance of animation, we aim to educate and entertain people who play our game.
Kenneth King L. Ko
I am Kenneth King L. Ko, a student taking BSMS Computer Science. For our thesis, we’ve worked on a game that intends to introduce blockchain concepts to the general public in a way that is easy to understand.
Clark Joshua Paguio
Hi! I am Clark Joshua Paguio, 4th yr BS CS-DGDD. Our thesis group is working on a coffee making simulator game that aims to teach people about the fundamentals of coffee-making. This includes the equipment needed as well as the procedures themselves.
Martin David J. Puache
I am from 4-BS CS-DGDD. I am currently working on our food delivery rider simulator game where the player gets to experience what it is like to accept an order, and to deliver it on time to the customer. The purpose of this is to bring awareness to what grab, food panda, and other food delivery riders go through on a daily basis. The thesis is also meant to show appreciation towards their hard work.
Lance Michael O. Co
Hello! I am Lance Co from BS CS-DGDD! For my thesis, For my thesis, I am working on creating a puzzle-simulation game to raise awareness on digital data privacy. To accomplish this, my thesis group created a simulation of a social media account, and then it’s up to the player to try and “correct” any data privacy issues that these accounts may have, such as posting personal information, having weak passwords, or having incorrectly set privacy settings.
Matthew Gabriel D. Munarriz
Hi! I’m Matthew Gabriel D. Munarriz and I am taking BS Computer Science. For my groups’ thesis, we have been working on a Minecraft: Education Edition migration of What-if Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC), which is a Minecraft: Java Edition project that tries to create engaging and exciting simulations that generate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). By migrating the project to Education Edition, we hope to make the project more accessible to students in the Philippines.
Catherine B. Golles
Hello, I’m Cath, a 4 BS CS-DGDD student. Our group’s thesis is a first-person stealth shooter game that is inspired by the Battle of San Juan del Monte during the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Our aim is to inform students about key historical information about the battle and the revolution that we are depicting.
Hi! I’m Syl, a BS CS-DGDD student. I’ve personally always enjoyed playing cute and calming games. They’re fun and relaxing! However, my thesis partner and I noticed that since the onset of the pandemic, people’s stress levels have increased far above what is manageable. Because of this, we’re creating a game that focuses on lowering players’ stress levels. We’re emphasizing this by using players’ breath as input and teaching players about a calming breathing technique through the game. Inspired by the many existing relaxing games with cute art, our hope is that our game helps lower players’ stress levels.
Carl Andrew Rendol
Hello! I am Carl Andrew Rendol, a 4th year student in BS Computer Science. Our thesis main purpose is to introduce blockchain technology to the general public through a video game. It is a 3D simulation game with graphics similar to Genshin Impact. We hope that with our thesis, people may come to know and realize the applications and uses of blockchain in society; that blockchain is not just about cryptocurrency, it is a secured network.
Cian Bruce A. Laguesma
I am Cian Laguesma, a fourth year student taking CS-DGDD, and we are working on implementing game-based learning in coffee preparation procedures to be able to teach players about coffee, specifically how to brew their own coffee.
Rom Cristian Q. Enriquez
Hello! I am Rom Cristian Q. Enriquez, from 4 BS CS-DGDD, and my thesis is Reef Warden: A Game About Reef Protection and Preservation. A turn-based management and base-building game aimed to educate others on the roles, responsibilities, and challenges faced by the Marine Park Rangers of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.
Neil Patrick Lim de los Reyes
Hello! My name is Patrick, from BS Computer Science, and me and my partner, Cidney Ciacho, are working on our thesis on Toxscreen, a game for prevention of substance abuse. We are aiming to continue another research which focused on educating and dissuading alcohol abuse through the medium of a game. To enhance the data gathering and results of the testing for both sides, we are also working alongside a partner psychology group. This research focuses on a game that discusses tobacco use, and aims to educate participants about this substance in a fun and engaging manner.
Cidney P. Ciacho
Hi! I am Cidney Ciacho, a BS Computer Science student.
For my thesis, I am currently working with Patrick de los Reyes on “Toxscreen” which is a game for prevention of substance abuse. The aim is to continue another research which focused on educating and dissuading alcohol abuse through the medium of a game. We are working alongside a partner psychology group in order to enhance data gathering and results of the testing for both sides. This research focuses on a game that discusses tobacco use, and aims to educate participants about this substance in a fun and engaging manner.
Anton Ralph F. Valenzuela
I’m Anton Ralph F. Valenzuela, currently taking 4 BS CS-DGDD. My thesis is entitled ‘Reef Warden: A Game About Reef Protection and Preservation’, which aims to produce a base building and management game to educate and raise awareness about the everyday tasks and duties of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Rangers.
Anton Gerard S. Benitez
I am Anton from 4 BS CS-DGDD. I am currently working on a Mobile Game that could give you a general idea on how to start your own food business
John Carlos Sanil
Hi guys! My name is Carlos, a 4th year student studying BS CS-DGDD. Our thesis is themed around the preparation of coffee. More specifically, our thesis aims to implement game-based learning in coffee preparation procedures to be able to teach players about coffee, specifically how to brew their own coffee. Along the way, we also aim for the game to be as fun as it is value-adding.
Hannah Isabel D. Binondo
Hi! I’m Isabel, a BS CS-DGDD student. Playing games has always been a way to de-stress for me, and my thesis partner and I decided to create a game that aims to relax players. The game will utilize a breathing technique to aid in the lowering of stress levels, and the game will use players’ breathing as input. I also like looking at sceneries and all their vibrant color, and we have decided to incorporate these colorful scenes in our game as well!
Tomas Alejandro V. Falgui III
Hi! I’m Tomy from BS CSDGDD, and I’m working on a game with Anton Benitez to teach the process of registering a food business in the Philippines.
Carl Alden Go
I am Alden, a senior Computer Science student. I am part of a study called What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). The study aims to use the game Minecraft as a means to teach STEM concepts through different hypothetical situations (e.g. What if the earth had no moon, what if there was a planet made of only ice with fire burning on the surface, etc.). Our primary objective with Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences (ALLS) is to migrate the original project of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) from Minecraft: Java Edition to Minecraft: Education Edition (MC:EE) to increase accessibility and to test its playability on MC:EE.
Gerick Jeremiah Niño N. Go
I am Gerick Go, currently a 4 BS CS-DGDD student. My thesis involves the gamification of the aquaculture process of the Tilapia species: Oreochromis niloticus. Through this, group aims to create a game that would mimic said process in to spread awareness of the importance and potenial of aquaculture. We hope to give players an overview of how each process of aquaculture is vital to farm quality produce.
Justin G. Junsay
Hi, I’m Justin Junsay, a BS CS DGDD major. My group mates and I are working on a thesis about raising awareness regarding the different illegal debt collection practices in the Philippines. We aim to make a game showcasing scenarios where these practices are performed. Additionally, The game will be a hybrid between a platformer and a financial management game.