Oops!..I Got Married Again
Aw, Britney – ready for love again! And only two minutes to make it to the altar! But what is all this…baggage? Cheetos, ex boyfriends, and delicious snacks! Fortunately, there are a few powerups to make this wedding happen. All the cheezy puffs in the world can not stand in the way of love!
I finished up a contract viral news game for MTV’s Addicting Games portal this past week. The topic of the game was Britney Spears’ upcoming wedding tomorrow on Valentine’s Day at an undisclosed tropical destination.
I was responsible for creating all of the art, as well as any programming required for the game engine.
One of my favorite highlights was getting to create a power up where Britney gets to surf on the famous snake from the VMA music awards! There are three other silly power ups as well that were modeled from her various music videos and tours.
The fine folks over at Addicting Games provided some humorous voice acting for the various in-game characters too.
Give it a try over at Addicting Games and see if you can get Britney to the “altar” in time.
Angry birds? Try angry pigeon! You play a French pigeon that has had it with all the crowds and traffic generated by le Tour de France. You set out to disrupt the last two minutes of the bicycle race the only way you know how–by pooping all over the place! Cause massive pileups with the power of pigeon poop!
Play le Turd de France!
Here you have just acquired the Mega Poop powerup!
Unleashing the fury of the Mega Poop!
Scoring a sweet triple direct hit! Direct hits increase your multiplier and let you score big.
The race is wrapping up! I’m pretty sure you made your point with the bicyclists…
The race has finished! Here you can review all those critical race stats.
This game was a very silly collaboration I did together with fellow game designer Joshua A.C. Newman of the glyphpress. It was inspired by his friend Judith Shaw who got pooped on by a pigeon while riding her bicycle. Joshua is an avid bicyclist and he contacted me to see if I wanted to help bring that incident to life as a video game.
We thought basing it around le Tour de France would be a funny way to provide a setting with plenty of opportunity for humor.
Of technical interest would be the fact that the peloton of bicycle racers is controlled by a heavily customized version of Boid’s flocking algorithm. Each biker dodges the poop splats on the ground as well as the road edges and the other bikers–all the while trying to reach a target point toward the right of the screen. I also added a 5-state internal bicyclist model that controls their stamina and energy and allows them to try to reach the front of the peleton before tiring out and drifting to the back of the pack. It took a few days of heavy playtesting to tune the flock algorithm just right to make it fun but it is so great to watch that the intense effort was well worth it!
Give it a play over at AddictingGames!
Good Prince William is to wed the darling Kate this very day. But he is on the other side of town! This simply will not do. Run to meet your bride, ducking old girlfriends and paparazzi on the way. Be sure to grab your princely powerups. Release the Hounds!
Here William leaps over an ex-girlfriend. He’ll have to dodge that paparazzi too!
William has reached Kate with 22 seconds to spare. The crowds at Westminster Abbey go wild!
Royal Wedding Run is a viral news game I was contracted by MTV to make for their AddictingGames arcade portal. The news event was the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011. The game is extremely silly and had a lot of humorous voice acting performed by various folks at MTV. I was responsible for the programming of the game and the artist was the talented Eric Falk.