About Our Project

August Wilson wrote nine famous plays taking place in Pittsburgh's Hill District in different decades of the 20th century. This app allows you to visit the Hill in two of those decades.

Mobile Game

August Wilson Cycle is an Android mobile game
for high school students and people who are interested in the history and culture of Hill District.

Interactive Storytelling

To teach students the historical background of August Wilson's work, we developed a highly immersive storytelling experience.

Time Travel to The Past

Keeping true to the nature surrounding Pittsburgh and Hill District, it will transport guests to a different time period and place encountering the Hill of past and present.

Our Team

“I write for myself, and my goal is bringing that world and that experience of black Americans to life on the stage and giving it a space there.”

August Wilson



Introduction and OverviewAugust Wilson Cycle is a project created by a team from Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center working with August Wilson House, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of August Wilson’s childhood Read more…

Week 14

Starting with softs this week, we received quite positive feedback about our application. Most faculty appreciated our progress after the Halves and like where it is heading right now. People loved using photos as the Read more…

Week 13

In week 13, our team finished 1911 art assets and successfully integrated them into the application. It was the last major sprint for the semester, and we are planning to share this version in the Read more…