Not just Actionscript noodlings

02 Sep

Chop or Not

The was my last project for KentLyons -  a microsite/game for Channel 4 called Chop or Not.

With the British general elections looming and the budget being a main focus for the media and voters, Channel 4 wanted to make a semi-serious game that let you make decisions on public spending.

The main game engine was built in Flash – Actionscript 3, using AMFPHP which connects the Flash via Php to a SQL database.

The game is has been used in collaboration with Channel 4′s Dispatches programme, for a live broadcast in the run up to the budget.

09 Jul

New Freestyle Magazine site launched

My role in the Freestyle family is ‘Webmaster’ – a strange title, but basically it means I’m in charge of everything digital. I run the blog, help the team out with server issues and also to build the main site -  well today I have finally put the second version live.

Designed by Ollie and Massi (Senior Designer and Art Director, respectively) based in Milan, with direction from the team in Berlin and built by myself in London and now Sydney, you can definitely call this an international project.

It is built in Flash – Actionscript 3, using a variable of the MVC design pattern, with several different XML files allowing for dynamic updates of content. The site is built so that when a new issue is released the site can be updates just via the XML files, therefore abstracting the content from the display functionality, allowing for an AIR based CMS (coming soon) to update the content.

Take a look