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ONLINE ADVERTISING ENTERTAINMENT

Most of these are interactive doo-dads that load in a pop-up window when a user clicks on a link or banner ad. Some of these were built both in a high-tech Shockwave version and a low-tech HTML version for users without Shockwave. In addition, many of these communicate usage statistics with a server-side component developed by RootLevel.

Note: At the time that most of these projects were developed, Macromedia Flash had not yet matured in its ability to handle the level of interactivity required by these projects. Today I generally develop projects like these using Flash instead of Shockwave, since it's available on a much greater portion of end-user's computers.


The Man Show "Defend Your Space"
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

Shockwave activity:
I programmed this "Space Invaders" style game in which you use your remote to defend your territory against the onslaught of women's belongings.

 

Saturn "Get-a-clue"
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

Shockwave game:
Answer trivia questions to learn exciting facts about Saturn's lineup of cars. I programmed this.

 

PT Cruiser "Blender"
Gyro Design Group

Shockwave activity:
Placing various combinations of objects into the blender results in the creation of a variety of types of vehicles. Ultimately, placing all of the objects in the blender produces the PT Cruiser. I programmed this.

 

Coleman "NightVision"
Gyro Design Group

Shockwave Activity:
Move the lantern around to find Coleman products in a nighttime scene. I programmed this.

 

Jeep "Point of View"
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

HTML-based activity:
Select various animals to see what a Jeep would look like from their point of view. I assisted with the HTML construction of this.

 

Chrysler Sebring "Collage"
Gyro Creative Group

Shockwave activity:
Slide collage piece to reveal features of the car. I programmed this.

 

Jeep "Constellations"
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

Shockwave activity:
Spin the compass control and explore the constellations in the night sky. I programmed this.

 

PT Cruiser "Object of Desire"
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

Shockwave activity:
Dragging objects to the blob will cause it to morph into a PT Cruiser. I programmed this.

 

Cats and Dogs
Gyro Creative Group / Point 2 Interactive

Shockwave activity:
In this game, you control a dog who must try to bite the roaming cats. If you're not careful, the cats may turn around and gang up on you. I programmed this.

 

Saturn 3-door coupe - "Load & Go" game
AKA Detroit Interactive Group

Shockwave activity:
The goal of this game is to toss all of the objects into the open doors of the Saturn 3-door coupe before time runs out. To complicate matters, the car is in motion and its doors open and close.

 

Any Given Sunday
Gyro Design Group

Shockwave Activity:
Aim your parabolic microphone around the stadium to hear what's going on in various locations. I programmed this.

 

WRIF JOB-HUB RESUME MAKER

The Project:
The Resume Maker was an online Shockwave-based application that allowed users to build their own resumes in two different styles. Resume data was saved on the user's computer for future editing. This program used a CGI back end to relay a generated resume back to the user's computer as an HTML document. This project was produced by Mars Advertising, and built by AKA Detroit Company.

My Role:
I built the Shockwave application entirely, and wrote the CGI program that it works with. I also did quite a bit of research into resume construction to make this.


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