Design, implement and test a C# Windows forms game and scoreboard connected to
a MySQL database.
In this portfolio, we are assessing the skills you have developed so far in the following areas:
Fundamental knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of computer science
Understanding of standards, formats and tools used in the design of information,
multimedia and web-based systems
Ability to specify and contextualize a problem and communicate effectively an
appropriate solution to a range of audiences
Use of software engineering techniques to design, code, test and evaluate a range of
For this portfolio assessment you are required to work on 2 key items which respectively
contribute 70% and 30% of the portfolio mark:
1. Design and implement a C# windows forms application which implements a game
2. Demonstrate functionality of the above application using an appropriate set of test
You are strongly encouraged to get feedback on a prototype/set of ideas as you develop it.
Design and implement a C# windows forms application which implements a game such as
mine-sweeper, hangman, a quiz, drafts, noughts and crosses, a number puzzle or an
adventure-type game. It can be a one-person or multi-player game. Your program should
meet the following requirements:
Provide a forms-based interface which gives instructions to the user(s) about how to
play the game, appropriate feedback regarding the status of the game (number of
points earned, number of turns left etc) and displays the final outcome of the game.
Provide a scoreboard facility (via a separate form) that stores/retrieves data from a
Provide validation for all user input.