Casual Connect was an incredible success. Leif Dahl, Angel Wylie, and Scott Chalmers, and I attended to showcase Whispering Willows. On day 1, I spoke to attendees about the game’s development in a talk titled “Whispering Willows: Funded with Passion.”
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action and we helped turtle-power their mobile game app with design assistance. Animax created interface elements used to navigate the game and chart game play progress. Read about the game on IGN.
Night Light Interactive‘s award-winning horror puzzle game Whispering Willows is now available for download on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux and it’s on sale for a limited time at 33% off. The game has been over a year in the making and represented a colossal effort for us. It’s got lush illustrations and animations produced with Unity3D. Tell your gamer pals to download it now!
Last week I spoke at The Digital Hollywood Content Summit in Santa Monica. The summit featured creative and crowdfunding talks from top producers around the world. I was on the panel “Nurturing the Creative Spark: The Producer’s Toolkit,” along with Jim Redner who led the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign; Kristen Nedopak, founder of The Geekie Awards; and moderator Chris Plaff, a leading new media and technology producer.
Animax worked with Discovery Kids to reenvision what it’s digital footprint could look like in a world where kids are using mobile phones and tablets unlike ever before. We created a video centric experience creating a revamped digital network that highlighted kid-friendly content from the vast Discovery portfolio. The content is also searchable by themes – sharks, nature, space, etc. – and aggregates video, apps, games, articles and other content around those themes.
In December 2013 we partnered with OUYA and have been working hard to finish the game and optimize for all platforms. We are expecting a March 2014 release.
The “Scotchy Scotch Toss” mobile game (iOS and Android) lets you play a good ole fashioned game of scotch pong against Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s character in “Anchorman 2“. Animax created all of the original art and animation in the app for Paramount. In covering the app and the overall campaign, Adweek said Anchorman 2 is “changing the way movies are marketed.”
Disney and Animax teamed up again, this time on the new “Where’s My Water? 2” game. Last year the studios worked together to release “Swampy’s Underground Adventures“, the TV series based on the original “Where’s My Water?” mobile game. Animax created all of the art and animation in the cutscenes for WMW2 to bring to life the WMW universe.