The free Dumb Ways to Die iphone/ipad game was released a few weeks back. We designed and built it for Metro and their ad agency McCann. You control characters from the original animation in a bunch of frantic minigames, Warioware-style, and try not to die horribly.
Protect private parts, clean up puke, feed picky rattlesnakes, have patience at level crossings, collect characters for your train station, get silly level completion bonuses and take the Red Button safety pledge.
The game is short and sweet but hopefully a fun way to hang out with the original characters some more. (And hopefully still a good reminder to be careful around trains.)
I was glad we could finally give poor old hotdog guy a happy end:
Step 1: Think of a simple twist on Clint Eastwood’s name. For example “Clint Westward”.
Step 2: Make up a riddle that begins “What would Clint Eastwood be called if…” and ends with a cunning clue. E.g.
Q. What would Clint Eastwood be called if he was facing backwards?
Step 3: The other players try to guess your Clint. In this case the aforementioned Mr Westward.
Q. What would Clint Eastwood be called if he painted naked ladies in the Art Nouveau style?
A. Klimt Eastwood.
You get the idea.
The Magic Box, one of my favourite childhood toys, invented by Dad circa 1983. Lights, sounds, wires, knobs, it was the perfect control panel for any couch cushion spaceship, and guaranteed to impress even that kid down the road with all the Masters of the Universe toys.
Touch the end of the wire to one of the screw heads on the left. Each screw lights up a different coloured LED and the speaker on the right emits a different tone. Then twist the middle knob to change the sound from ooooooooo to eeeeeeeee as the needs of your space battle dictate. Jam the wire into the headphone jack in the front of the box to make crackly intercom noises.
I hope that Toybox has some of the warm worn-ness, handcrafted charm and ingenuity that I loved about the Magic Box. Thanks Dad :-)