Category Archives: Work

Red or Black? Playalong

In 2011, I produced the playalong game for ITV’s Red or Black? For 7 nights Ant and Dec invited 1000 people to make one simple decision – Red or Black? Over the course of ten spectacular rounds these 1000 people would be whittled down to one, who would then get the chance to spin for £1m live on telly…

Accompanying the show was an interactive playalong game, (designed and built by  the chaps at Monterosa) that gave the audience at home the opportunity to make the same EXACT decisions as those in the show. Decisions such as picking Red or Black, blind picking a rubber duck or to even crack open a fortune cookie…

Unlike the players in the show the playalong players had lifelines, where they could flip their wrong answers and protect their winning streaks. They also couldn’t win £1million, they were just playing for honour and bragging rights amongst their social friends…

They earned these FLIPS by sharing their scores and inviting friends to playalong on Twitter and Facebook.

Direct to the presenters, and within seconds, simple stats were fed into the show. Real time info such as amount of players who predicted correctly, to the colour that the playalong audience in a contestants home town had chosen as they spanned for £1m…

Link: Red or Black? on ITV.com

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Corrie Arcade

Corrie Arcade was a game I produced for ITV.com it launched in October 2010. Basically condensing iconic scenes from 50 years of Coronation Street down into mini games that last no more than 10 seconds.

Here are some doodles that helped shaped the minigames in the game,  some made it in to the final version, others got tweaked, others didn’t make it at all…

Corrie Doodles...

Playerthree created the mini games, from shaving Kevin’s tache, stealing Derek’s gnomes, dodging trams, completing families, punching Mike Baldwin in The Rovers and many more…

Link: Corrie Arcade on ITV.com

Free Kick Frenzy…

To celebrate the World Cup and promote ITV Sport’s online and on-air coverage I produced this football game in June 2010…

Clive Tyldesley is your host as you try to master the dark art of taking a free kick and beat the World.

The aim was to make the web’s best free kick game, challenge players to ‘Bend It Better Than Beckham’ and then let them easily shout about scores across Facebook and Twitter. You can also challenge your pals to beat your score with Facebook Connect…

Game geniuses Playerthree played a blinder and built an awesome game that is pretty simple to play, kind of hard to master and has a bit of a cheeky underbelly. At the end of the day

Link: Free Kick Frenzy on ITV.com

Ant & Dec’s Push the Button online game

Here’s a game I produced for the launch of Ant & Dec’s Push The Button on ITV1 in February 2010.
The game was developed to tease what was coming up in the brand new show via a whole host of simple to play mini-games. The game was also designed to bring Ant & Dec closer to their audience, but using Facebook Connect in certain mini games. These mini games required you to spot your Facebook friends in a crowd and others asked you organise your friends by age/sex etc…

Working closely with the boys’ people and their production team, it was decided it would best to create animated versions of Ant & Dec that would host the game and encourage and entertain players of the game.

The game was also ITV.com’s first use of Facebook Connect on site…

The illustrations and animation of the boys was done by the brilliant Ben Mounsey, check out the rest of his work on www.greenglasses.co.uk.

Design and build of the game was done by Ralph

Also below follow the link to play the game, you can see how the game compared to my original sketches and the final designs…

Link: Ant & Dec’s Push the Button online game
Rough storyboard-ish...Ant & Dec's Push the Button

Wish you were her?


Facebook photo upload app made with Do Tank Studios to help promote series three of Benidorm on ITV1 in September 2009. Users can Madge-ify their favourite Facebook photos and give themselves (and their friends) a Madge-like orangey wrinkly tan. Not only can you pose with Madge, but also all your other favourite Benidorm characters. A big help in giving yourself a tan in these credit crunching non-holiday taking times… Also my first project for ITV.com

Link: Madge-ify Yourself

Nickelodeon Presents Ross Lee’s Ghoulies Microsite

Nickelodeon Presents Ross Lee’s Ghoulies was a Saturday morning show on Nick that ran for 12 weeks  in the Autumn 2008.

Users got to enter Filthy Manor and experience all of what the Ghouliverse and the many faces of Ross Lee had to offer.

The site was devised in a way to get kids interested in the show ahead of transmission, and maintain interest through it’s TX. Throughout the 12 week run more games and activities were unlocked, with more audience submissions and more videos direct from the show included. Content sent into the site, then featured in later shows…

All the video used on the site was shot hi-def on a green screen (a bit like Star Wars, but cheaper).  At the time of the shoot Filthy Manor didn’t physically exist, so that footage was dropped into flash along with renditions of the set from the show’s production company, Running Bare Pictures.

Below are some shots from the shoot, before my pals at Ralph did their flash magic…

Spying on a ghoulish green screen... Ghoulies green screen...

SpongeBob Krab-O-Matic 3000 Game

How many patties can you flip? SpongeBob has got some help in the Krusty Krab Kitchen, can you help him manage the orders AND keep Plankton’s mitts off the Krabby Patties? First flash game that I produced with Games and Web from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Appeared on Nick.co.uk in August 2007.

Link: SpongeBob SquarePants Krab-O-Matic 3000