The best kind of bonding is over extra long work days, being in the same room non-stop with people, and cranking out a kick ass game. Recently a group of us from Akupara went to the Global Game Jam in North Hollywood, which is one of the 600+ locations that all participated in the Global Game Jam at the same time.
Teams get formed, and each team had 48 hours to create a game from scratch based on a particular theme. The theme for 2017 was “Waves,” so our team (which included both Akupara and new friends), created a game based on the popular stadium cheer called “the wave” where people raise their hands at proper timing in conjunction with others to create the effect that the crowd is making a wave.
The Wheel of Fortune game was designed by TVGla, replacing the website‘s old Flash game with a completely new game in HTML5. In the game, players solve puzzles by filling in the blanks. If you guess correctly, you get points, and move onto the next puzzle. Every several puzzles, you get to spin a wheel, and even have a chance to win extra points in the bonus round.
TVGla is the agency of record (AOR) for Sony TV‘s Wheel of Fortune, so they handle all WoF related digital stuff including the website, banners, and digital games. I was the producer on the game, helping to see the design and development realized.
Our game will offer you near-limitless and every changing possibilities as you coauthor our evolving story. Enjoy the depth and elegant execution of a card driven game, with the thrill of exploration, research and battle.
Animax worked with Georgia Aquarium to create Sea Turtle Quest, an interactive touch screen game that is displayed in the sea turtle section of their aquarium. Answer trivia questions about sea turtles to help your baby turtle avoid obstacles and make it to the sea safely.
“It was great to work with Animax on such a cool project.” – Jerry Harris, Sr. Director Exhibits, Georgia Aquarium
Henson has created The Dark Crystal website to commemorate the entire franchise. It features a timeline of the series; a glossary of characters, locations, and items; and behind the scenes, “the making of.”
Animax recreated the original text based adventure game which was made for the Apple II. Animax also worked on the website’s Create section which features user submitted content (images, video, and text) and a meme generator.