We worked with the #1 department store in the world, Selfridges, to create the game Elfridges as part of their Christmas 2014 campaign. The platformer, which was created in HTML5, features 4 zones with bonus levels and a tough final boss at the end of the game. Each zone was themed around a specific store which helped promote that location, and each has their own intro scene:
The game features several quests that the user must complete to get a top score. The quests are given by cute animals within each zone, and require the player to find a hidden item within the zone they are currently in. We used Phaser and PhaserLE to provide the backbone of the games architecture, and we packaged the game for the Apple App Store using CocoonJS. Cocoon is quite powerful, and enabled us to hit frame rates of 60FPS, and also support features such as Facebook and twitter integration.
You can download the Elfridges Game from the Apple App store here.You can also view a cool review on Youtube here.
Family Guy Season 11 Trick or Treat cover
Last week at Substance I spent a few days working on this small Facebook app in time for the Halloween festivities. It is a small Flash app that allows users to spin a wheel, which will slow down and stop, presenting the user with a funny or rude message. I decided to use Box2D for the wheel physics to help reduce the amount of code I would need to write to create it. In hindsight, this was a bit overkill, and with slightly longer to work on the project I would have liked to have written my own physics as they would have been a lot lighter on the CPU. Unfortunately also some of the artwork supplied to me was blurry, which is noticeable on the logo, and the video is a bit grainy. However, there was not much I could do about this from a development perspective.
Family Guy Season 11 Trick or Treat Trailer
Users are encouraged to post this message back to their Facebook wall or share their result through Twitter to help promote the campaign virally.The application also contains a teaser video of the product and a whole host of tracking code so the client can get accurate feedback on how many people shared messages and which messages were most likely to be shared.
Head over to Facebook now to spin the Facebook Trick or Treat Wheel !