interactive quiz engines
concept development, character and background
design and animation
I worked for a wonderful company for a while that sold a
kids' (K-12) current events website to schools via subscription
(a business model that did not turn out as fruitful as hoped).
Each day we'd publish a new story based on real-world current
events, along with vocabulary lessons and lots of various
activities and games to reinforce reading comprehension.
One of those activities was an animated, interactive "quiz
engine" - a re-usable framework used for testing that we could
plug questions and answers into as needed based on the story
for that day. Stories generally fit within certain categories
(science, history, space, etc.), and so we built a different quiz
engine for each category.
As usual, the biggest challenge on these was in keeping the
file size down. Our goal was to keep them under 40k - which
didn't always happen, but we were usually very close. The
best part was getting to put in Easter eggs - the censors never
thought to check for them, but the kids found them every time.
(Go ahead - see what happens to the alien when you go into
warp drive while he's flying by).