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.
We have begun work on creating a sequel to our colourful platformer Cowlorful, currently simply known as Cowlorful 2! Hopefully we will create a better name before launch, but at the minute, that’s all we got! Jimp is once again on board to create all the fantastic artwork for the title, so you can be sure it will look fantastic.
A new feature which sets it apart from the original Cowlorful is a new underwater zone. Being underwater poses different problems for Cow, so designing and developing these levels will be extra interesting and we hope the player appreciates them too.
The game is being developed in HTML5, and will be available on mobile, tablet and desktop. Things are pretty early in development, but we have some screenshots taken by Jimp of his work on the game so far. We are also planning on recording a few development diary videos while creating this game, to share the process with other indie developers and gamers so keep your eyes and ears peeled for those.
If you missed the first Cowlorful, you can head still over to ArmorGames to give it a play.