A game for iPad and iPhone that turns the grid-and-tile genre on it's head- literally! Well, that's probably a misuse of the term, but get the idea. Instead of touching the tiles directly, you turn the board to cause them to slide around. Move them onto the corresponding targets to clear the board. Capture bonuses and letters in F-L-I-P for huge bonuses. There's no countdown clock so take your time and relax if you want or burn through the levels like a crazy person. It's up to you.

Client: Mark Arenz
Timeframe: February 2014
Keywords: game /ios

Dabby Dill and the Hiccup Pickle

I've worked with Brad Daberko for years on various projects, and last year he came to me with the idea to bring his Dabby Dill character to life on a tablet. Three illustrators later, we produced a lovely website and iPad app. We also put together a game that runs on both the site as well as native iOS inside the app.

Client: Pickled Productions
Collaborators: Brad Daberko - Author Chopic - Illustration
Timeframe: December 2013

2013 Heartland Film Festival iOS App

This app has all the tools you need to make the most of the 2013 Heartland Film Festival: find films by genre, browse screenings, buy tickets, and learn more about Heartland activities all year long. Tag your favorite films and add screenings to your schedule to keep track of your Heartland Film Festival itinerary.

Client: Heartland Film Festival
Collaborators: Aaron Deal, Graphic Design Bruce White, Executive Producer
Timeframe: September 2013
Keywords: entertainment /filmmaking

Highlights Hidden Pictures 2012

This iPhone/iPad universal app is an iOS take on the classic hidden pictures puzzle genre Highlights made famous decades ago.

When I was a kid in the 70's, I spent hours finding the screw driver hidden in the bark of a tree or the teacup disguised as a girl's sleeve. When they approached me in the spring of 2012, I could not say no.

The client already had a version of the app, but they wanted a complete rebuild of the concept in order to create something far more flexible and extensible. The finished product features in-app purchases, a comprehensive system for handling hundreds of existing puzzles, parental controls and a system for displaying marketing and other banners based on the user's region- and all of this presented in a variety of languages.

Client: Highlights For Children
Timeframe: November 2012
Keywords: education /entertainment

Don't Open Before Christmas

Another delightful popup book project for the fine folks at Crab Hill Press.

We got the band back together! Troy, Bill, Rachel and I had a wonderful time putting this new one together: a holiday-themed romp about what happens when you open your presents too early.


Client: Crab Hill Press
Collaborators: Bill Doyle: Author, Troy Cummings: Illustrator, Rachel Ericson: Producer
Timeframe: October 2012
Keywords: book

Denver PrideFest

Here we have an event-driven iPhone app for the 2012 Denver PrideFest, brought to us by the same agency behind the Long Island GLBT center app I made in 2010.

This one features an interactive map of the festival site along with searchable,filterable information on what's happening and where. It even allows users to vote on their favorite parade float or music act.

The app contains several tabs dedicated to the Denver Center's work, and after the festival is all done, the app transforms into something more oriented to the Center itself.

Client: Denver PrideFest
Collaborators: Sue Hoffman (indigo501) Layout & Design
Timeframe: June 2012
Keywords: community

Cash Hoppers

Cash Hoppers is a scavenger hunt app for iPhone with a twist, and as the name implies, that twist is cash. Players rack up points by searching their local communities for the designated items and uploading the photos.

Client: Big Loretta
Collaborators: Tony Fannin (BeBranded) layout & Design, Justin Bolles (ConnectThink) app coding
Timeframe: April 2012
Keywords: entertainment

My Dad Drives a Roller Coaster Car (iPad)

As the title implies, Hank's dad drives a roller coaster car. In fact, all of his relatives drive amazingly fun fairground attractions (everything from log flumes & teacups to rocket ships).

We have lots of animation in this one to have fun with the way the vehicles move.

The educational emphasis here is on onomatopoeia based on the silly sounds the different cars make. Kids can interact with the sound words themselves to trigger fun stuff.

Client: Carb Hill Press
Collaborators: Bill Doyle: Author, David Guidera: Illustrator, Rachel Ericson: Producer
Timeframe: January 2011
Keywords: book

Long Island GLBT

This is a community organizing app (iPhone & iPad) for a GLBT group in Long Island, New York.

The app features a mixed local & national news feed, an events calendar drawing from several different sources, a Twitter feed, and a business directory with interactive map.

Client: Indigo Design
Collaborators: Sue Hoffman: Design
Timeframe: December 2010
Keywords: community /marketing

Nash Smasher (iPad & iPhone)

Nash Smasher is a kids' pop-up book for the iPhone & iPad. Well, technically it's not possible for items to actually pop out of the device itself, but we were able to utilize many of the tried and true elements of the format to create something that felt both new and nostalgic at the same time - tabs, wheels, mix-and-match pictures, and rampant silliness.

It's a story of a young man who enjoys smashing things and the trouble this causes him at a friend's birthday party.

We also built Dutch & Chinese versions
for the iPhone to help capture sales in those markets.

Client: Crab Hill Press
Collaborators: Bill Doyle: Author, Troy Cummings: Illustrator, Rachel Ericson: Producer
Timeframe: August 2010
Keywords: book

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