About us

Water Ship Down is a browser game developed by three business informatics students at HTWG Konstanz, School of Applied Science as a project in "WebTechnology"

We wanted to create a more interesting, less random and more tactical version of the classic board game "battleship". To do so we utilize multiple modern concepts of web design, including:

  • HTML5 - the next iteration of HTML allows more specific tags like "section" and the use of drag'n'drop.
  • JavaScript (and jQuery) - a highly interactive site like ours requires a powerful scripting language. JavaScript does exactly this and with the help of the jQuery framework we can write simple and cross-platform code.
  • AJAX - a part of JavaScript, allowing the retrieval of additional data while the site was already loaded.
  • WebSockets - recently introduced with HTML5, webSockets allows our servers to send data back to the client. This is used to inform the player when the opponent finished his turn.
  • PlayFramework - the PlayFramework simplifies the creation of web projects and allows a clean differentation between model, view and controller.
  • git - working in a team causes some problems but a good version control systems helps to avoid them. Git does exactly that and allows us to write code at the same time without conflicts.
  • Bootstrap - this JS and CSS framework is very useful for creating fast, responsive and good looking web pages.

Artur Bauer
Testing, Documentation & Translation


Johannes Dangelmaier
Lead Front End Developer


Dennis Weber
Lead Backend Developer

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Dennis Weber
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78467 Konstanz

E-Mail: watershipdown.htwg [at] gmail.com

Website: http://watershipdown.herokuapp.com/

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