You may have noticed a lack of updates over the last few weeks. Thats what hard work does to you!
We had a trip, and a few meetings and we were given a fantastic oppurtunity to prove ourselves. Have fun. Yep you heard it.
So we had fun pushed that direction into our book and the reward came. WE HAVE A PLACEMENT! Its not for a little while but thats ok, its letting us relax a bit more in the safe knowledge that we are going somewhere.
For the first time in our work, our strategies were apparently stronger than our executions. It used to be the other way round! Great!
It was quite a strange day. 1st meeting: very good and positive feedback but they are doing some changes in the next few months and we might be involved. 2nd Meeting: OK more advice but next time we go we'll see the CD 3rd Meeting: Started quite strange, they said we had the basics but needed to inject some fun into our work. But told if we make changes we'll get a placement. We did (It was a bloody fun weekend)
So we'll keep you informed. Another trip next week. Fun Fun Fun!
I recieved a pair of trainers today and theyre a few years old but thankfully are only going to be worn by me in their lifetime! The reason I'm putting them on here is because they've been designed by Peter Saville.
He recieved the brief and of course, thinking differently and thinking simply, Peter Saville went back to basics and got rid of all the adidas branding and added some quirky, intriguing comments on the laces. With the trainers they gave you 5 different pairs of laces and the brief that Saville had to work from.
Here he is talking about them. (He mentions his friend Malcolm Garett in the video, he was our external examiner on our degree!)
Ok, In trying to be environmentally friendly British Gas thought they would send out four free lightbulbs to all their customers (yay free stuff!) We wont mention their catastophic prices though...
Anyway... the other day we got one of those post office 'come and get your parcel' notes. I hadn't ordered anything and my mum couldn't think of anything they ordered so we were rather curious. Then the post person turned up again on the off chance that we had come back. We had.
And it was the lightbulbs. So the 'energy saving' lightbulbs that we were given for free were too big to fit through the letter box and would have required us to drive down to the post office collection center wasting petrol and emitting CO2 into the atmosphere....
p.s haven't a clue who the people are in the picture...it was the only picture available!
I was cleaning out some things in the loft last night and found the Old Amiga still up there. Generations of computers have gone by since then, all the way back in 1990.
After the recent release of the ipint from BMB for the iphone/itouch I was quite amused that advertising had sneaked in there. Then when I came across the Amiga last night I suddenly remebered that advertising as a main part of a game had been going on since the Amiga!
Pushover: A small ant arranging coloured tiles in order for them to fall smoothly for him to pass onto the next level. I have no idea what this had to do with crisps but Curly (the big dog character) featured in the opening sequence and as I vaguely remember you picked up packets of Quavers along the way!
Cool Spot: Now I remember this mostly for Virgin advertising but it was actually promoting 7up. The little red spot running all over levels picking up more spots!
What made me think however, is that advertising doesn't happen like this in more modern games!
22, Insomniac and self confessed chocoholic. Watches way too much tv and thats probably why shes doing what she does... Gets what she wants most of the time and isnt afraid to fight for it. She thinks about things too much and verbalises most of it (unfortunately...)
22, but doesn't know what she is...she's still trying to figure it out herself and when she does she will get back to you...
"They've got the whole Layout pad, marker pen and mac thing goin on..." Rachel, London Tuesday 11th March (stalking BMB creatives)