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Design and implementation of interactive magazine platform that doesn't require the use of flash. Featuring rich interactive content that works on PCs and tablet computers such as the ipad. The magazine can scaled to fill the available browser frame while maintaining its aspect ratio.
Ongoing contract with Redwood publishing as Senior Flash developer, programming interactive content for Virgin medias customer ezine "electric!" Since issue 7, April 2009.
The ezine includes various games and features, these are programmed using flash actionscript.
Intitally hosted on the Ceros ezine platform, electric has now moved to the eDition publishing platform
Tour de France cycling game for the Virgin media electric ezine. The game challenges the user to a race around the Tour De France circuit against three computer controlled opponents. Simple controls allow the user to experience the immediate fun of the game. But if the user goes to fast they will come off the track.
Game on feature/game for the virgin electric! eDition based ezine. The brief was to build a feature that would capture the imagination. A hybrid feature/game was produced. The user is encouraged to shoot at the aliens to produce interesting facts about gaming.
Client:Royal Mail - Redwood
Platform game to promote the idea of the use of games for marketing. The game was publicised in the Royal Mails "Contact" magazine. The game features 3 levels of play and data capture is used to collect high scores and then display them on a league table.
Grand National Racing Game for the Virgin media electric ezine. The game challenges the user to a retro key bashing style endurance race against the other riders. Realism is created by use of dynamic drop shadows and synchronized animation.
Cryptic Music Quiz game for the virgin electric! eDition based ezine. The game tests the users knowledge of popular music artists. If a question is answered correctly the text box changes colour. If the user is stuck they can press the "Tell me" button. At the end of the quiz the number of correct and revealed answers is totted up and the verdict given.
A flash cookie stores the state of play for returning players.
Darts quiz game for the virgin electric! Ceros based ezine. The game tests the users sports trivia knowlege. If a question is answered correctly the dart hits its target. If not the question is repeated later on until the user manages to answer all questions correctly and the bulls eye is scored.
The Ceros and eDition platforms enable content-owners to combine the finest
qualities of the Web with the engaging, familiar experience of a magazine.
These techonologies allow online magazine publications to be produced
featuring - Animation, interactive content, data capture and games.