My final freelance project of the year is another educational game for Glasgow Science Centre. Pixelated Pix explains some of the technology behind digital imaging, from CCD capture through to LCD display.
The aim of the game is to correctly identify images that have been ‘pixelated’ in one way or another. The game also sees the return of cheesy gameshow host Charlie Smiles, who last made an appearance in Bang or no bang.
The completion of this game ends a hectic year of freelance work which saw the development of:
- Four educational games: Epidemic Emergency, Forces at the Funfair, Glasgow Science Investigation and Pixelated Pix
- A viral game: Penguin Knockout for the Falkirk Wheel
- An e-commerce shopping site: Ruth Ruthven Jewellery
These projects have been a lot of fun, but have taken up a huge amount of my free time this year, probably around an extra 50 days on top of my day job. So I’m going to take a wee break in early 2009 and turn my attention to some home improvements. Tool time!