Thanks to Kristin Wald for a great writeup on our Dino-Store release! rawr!
This is a great post about keeping the priority the quality of the story over too many interactive bells and whistles.
Maybe it’s the holidays and snow coming down, but this has been my latest addiction… they took the best elements of Tinywings, and ski jump games, and created a very simple game with addictive music, smile inducing art and fun gameplay.
Here’s a good interview with the creators
I’m feeling like a kid again and earning my badges over at DIY.org… the art was done by the same people who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox, and are involved in the Trout Gulch Farm.
there is a great interview here:
and you can view my portfolio over here: https://diy.org/workroom
The badge system they set up works great and there are even rumors of being able to get actual patches!
here’s one of my projects – “draw your avatar”
and here’s my Moroccan Chicken dish that got featured! yay!
“We love PBS programs here at Barista Kids. We’ve even shared a few of their recent videos, including our favorite featuring Mr. Rogers! And while videos are entertaining, there are also PBS-sanctioned on-line games that are both interactive and educational. And, as an added bonus, local mom Janette Afsharian has developed two of the best that focus on learning Spanish and learning about music. Janette’s website and game development company, Bluemarker, has helped develop Oh Noah! and Chuck Vanderchuck for PBS and Scholastic, Inc, respectively. Also, her team’s work has been nominated for five (5!) Emmies in the last four years, two of which are for Oh Noah!”
~by Kristin Wald
“Morris Lessmore” is filled with such elegant and well-worn turns of phrase — narrative refrains that seem imported from the land of right and proper children’s books, and that give the story a sage poise. (If the book ends up as a classic, it will be, at least in part, because it feels like a classic: Joyce’s tale follows the incantatory order of a high Mass in print.) Yet some burnish of originality may have been lost along the way. Joyce, a veteran of Pixar who helped to create the characters for “Toy Story,” and whose C.G.I.-animated TV series “Rolie Polie Olie” also became a series of books, is best known for vivid whimsy, his oeuvre including zany robots, extraterrestrial sailboats shaped like butterflies and shrinking children.