The first BD-Live™ app that allows users to share scenes with their Blu-ray remote to their Facebook and Twitter Feed. Customized status updates, unlockable virtual gifts, and profile picture transformations extend the world of the show and fuel the fandom.
Moments to Share is a photo collection and sharing app for Facebook. Moms can upload photos and videos of their children and organize them into to different “Moments”: Johnny’s first tooth, or Billy’s first steps. She can invite trusted family members to contribute and share the albums privately or with all her friends on Facebook, and view custom product recommendations based on her children’s current ages.
An evolution of Social Heroes, Tagnic is #hashtags for +people. Add a +tag when mentioning anyone (or anything) in a tweet (eg. @scottiev is such a +geek). Certain combinations trigger reputation badges (eg. lots of geekish tags will result in an “Ubergeek” badge), allowing Tagnic users to find people with similar interests.
Paparazzi is a game about fame, photography, and catching your friends in the act. Earn points by taking photographs of your friends and by having your photo taken. The more photos you are involved in—as a subject or photographer—the more valuable you become.
Earn even more points by taking photos in “hot spots”—places where other players have already taken a lot of pictures. Whether you want to be Lady Gaga or Patrick McMullan, be the right person in the right place at the right time and watch your score escalate you to stardom!
Paparazzi was a finalist in Facebook’s fbFund 2009.
Paparazzi was developed with Objective-C, PHP, MySQL, & the Facebook API. As Creative Director of Socialbomb, I designed the game mechanics and user experience, and was one of two iPhone developers on Paparazzi.
Rewordable is a card game of competitive word building and rebuilding. A smaller game deck formed from the master deck of 160 cards containing the most commonly occurring one, two, and three letter combinations in the English language.
Players draw from the game deck and take turns playing cards, trying to form words from their hands or by stealing cards from other players, building onto already constructed words.
You can find all the rules and download your own cards to print & play at rewordable.com!
Rewordable was featured in The Games Bible, by Leigh Anderson, and is currently in negotiations for publication.
Throw down your blanket! Will you end the day surrounded by friends and eating a delicious meal, or will you be invaded by ants and left stranded and hungry on the edge of the party?
Competitive picnicking is a large multiplayer game of trading items and claiming territories, set on a big lawn on a sunny summer day and using food as game pieces. Players come to the picnic with the basic ingredients for lunch and play a culinary variant of Go Fish to assemble the highest-scoring snacks and sandwiches.
Sharkrunners, designed for Discovery Channel’s 20th Anniversary Shark Week, is a persistent game of oceanic exploration and high stakes shark research. Players take on the role of marine biologists who seek to learn as much as possible about sharks through advanced observation techniques.
In the game, players control their ships, but the sharks are controlled by real-world white sharks with GPS units attached to their fins. Real-world telemetry data provides the position and movement of actual great white sharks in the game, so every shark that players encounter corresponds to a real shark in the real world.
Ships in the game move in real-time, so players receive email and/or SMS alerts during the day when their boat is within range of an encounter. Players login, choose crewmembers and an approach technique, and then collect various data from the nearby sharks.
Sharkrunners was developed with Flash, PHP, MySQL, and real live GPS-tagged sharks.
BootyDialer is an automated calling system that allows users to upload their contacts to a database and sort them in order of preference. When the user dials the BootyDialer number, the contacts in the database will be dialed in the specified order and given the option “1″ to accept, or “2″ to decline.
If the contact accepts, the contact is directly connected to the user. If the contact declines, the BootyDialer continues through the contact list until all contact numbers have been dialed. If no contacts accept, the user is called and informed of her misfortune.
BootyDialer was developed with Asterisk, PHP, and MySQL.
Social Heroes is a pervasive social game in which players trade points by tagging each other using Twitter. Through the accumulation of tags and points in defined combinations, they earn achievement awards and gain the ability to create their own tags and achievements.
Taking the metaphor of APIs from software development and drawing parallels between the way we model game state, Social Heroes attempts to provide a ludic interface for our personal relationships. The result is a system for social play surrounding identity, relationships, and communication.
Social Heroes was built with PHP and MySQL on top of the Twitter API.
Wi-fi devices - laptops, PSPs, iPhones - have become nearly ubiquitous. But wi-fi access has not. Airplanes, airports, trains, buses… there are many places where wifi access is expensive, impractical or impossible. Bypassing the internet-at-large, Media Res Servers are “local media servers” which broadcast canned media to wi-fi devices over several hundred yards. Someone with an iPhone, for example, can now enjoy broadcast content on the subway.
In July of 02007, A&E and Southwest Airlines licensed Media Res Servers in an exclusive deal. Southwest Airlines has no in-flight entertainment on its flights, so A&E is providing their programs free of charge to Southwest passengers. A&E programs are now available to any Southwest passenger without requiring any physical distribution or staffing; passengers simply access the server like any other wi-fi network, and then download their favorite shows to their device.
Media Res Servers are being rolled out with several media channels and scenarios over the next few months, and can accomodate hundreds of simultaneous users with high-bandwidth capacity.
Media Res Servers were developed with custom hardware and software.