At Branching Narrative, we’re looking to reuse our extensive branching video engine in as many different ways as possible. One of these areas is quiz games – we’ve set up a number of examples of these on scoremorefun.com, including a random 10-questions-from-30 game, an observation game and a grammar game.
At the end of the game, players can post their scores on Facebook and Twitter, providing a potential viral element.
In partnership with Flavourworks and Sky, I worked on a number of R&D projects with a view to get FW’s Erica game playable on Sky’s Q set top box. This had a number of challenges, as Erica requires seamless transitions between video sequences and playback of multiple transparent videos.
Forming Branching Narrative with Matt Spall, we spent 18 months developing this game together, with the infamous Stoo Cambridge providing graphics and UI.
We’re planning on releasing more Fighting Fantasy titles with a variety of actors in the future.
Trick Shots appears at first to be a simple shoot-the-hoops game, but soon you find each of the 40 levels has been fine tuned so you have to bounce the ball off just the right point on a wall; use fans to blow the ball to just the right place to hit a switch, or precisely time your shot to avoid a moving obstacle.