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This game was conceptualised, designed and coded within 3 weeks using Director
8.5 for the main game, and Flash 5 for the front end. The aim of the game was a
christmas greeting to our clients.
You can have a play at:
The Dereks were animated by using modelling clay figures and stop motion
photography with a digital camera for the animation. The gameplay is fairly
simple, but great fun for a while. The whole idea of the game was simplicity due
to the limited timescale, and only 3 people (2 artists, 1 coder) on the project.
All the graphics are 2D except for the scenery which is a very simple textured
cylinder and a textured ground plane. As the game is rotational in nature, all
the coordinates are stored in angular and distance based form. This makes
rotating the sprites to face the camera very simple. The shadows were handled by
simply using the sprite animation texture darkened and alpha'd and rotated and
I hope this helps more people consider Director for internet games, as the
latest version contains a simple to use 3D engine with some cool features - and
of course - it's multi-platform.