You are a bird. Some pigs have stolen your eggs. This makes you angry. You are an Angry Bird. Thus goes the largely irrelevant back story to Angry Birds from Clickgamer and Rovio, an iPhone game I’ve been playing a lot lately. Like, really a lot.
Angry Birds has been a huge success, selling half a million copies in the first month alone. This, I think, is down to the design cleverness that lurks beneath the polish, cutesy graphics and simple mechanics. No matter what you think of the game itself, if you’re in the games business then you could learn a lot from it’s design.(more...)
After many years of working and hanging around with with graphic designers, geeks and other assorted fans of the Apple, working extensively with Apple’s WebObjects software stack myself and envying the touch screen futureness of the iPhone, I’ve finally taken the plunge, drunk the Kool-Aid, swallowed the Aqua coloured pill and bought myself a MacBook and iPhone.(more...)