Student Research Projects

An Online Tool for Choose Your Own Adventure

Student Regina Barner '14
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Computer Science
Course CS 489: Research in Computer Science


The online tool for Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) project utilized the PHP and MySQL programming languages for an entertainment purpose. This project creates a fully-functional and secure online user system, in which the accounts stored in the user system were stored in a MySQL database. Over the duration of this project, it was found that the PHP and MySQL programming languages are able to be employed for entertainment purposes, and they are both very effective in the field of entertainment. This project is meant to broaden the horizons of aspiring programmers in order to give them a glimpse into a possibility of using these programming languages in a scope that is commonly broached by game developers, but not programmers in the usual case.