Custom Games
For marketing & education

Games can do more than entertain: they can teach, persuade, and sell. I can work with you to build anything from a traffic-boosting web game to a 3D game controller, maze puzzle and ball 3D trade show experience.

The Game Is the Message

A well-designed educational or marketing game isn’t just a fun activity with a message tacked on. The game is the message: information that will be remembered because it has been experienced. This game for GE Lighting drives home the cost of unreliable lighting:

Programmed and illustrated for FridgeArt, who supplied characters for the final version.

Interactive 3D, VR and AR

Engaging, realistic 3D experiences can now be developed rapidly at low cost, using the Unity engine and WebGL. Deploy 3D on the web, or use virtual reality to place your users inside an immersive world. VR ranges from low-cost, smartphone-based solutions like Google’s Project Cardboard to higher-end solutions like Oculus and HTC Vive.

The Bean Machine (Galton portrait) The Mathematics of Chance

Invented by Sir Fran­cis Gal­ton in the 19th century, the “bean machine” demonstrates a mathematical function known as the normal distribution or “bell curve,” which can describe the outcome of random pro­cess­es.

3D content like this can also be deployed as a mobile app for iPad, iPhone, iPad, and Android. See my educational math game Trip’s Treasures.

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Gulf Coast Exploreum
9 screens of museum games

  • Game-based educational exhibits on nutrition
  • 3D driving game with custom control wheel
  • Quiz show wall and touchscreen recipe tables

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Interactive museum exhibits: Gulf Coast Exploreum Fuel Up! game
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Mind Magnets
Mobile info organizer app

  • Grid-based visual checklist for iPhone and iPad
  • Colorful game-like interaction
  • Organize bits of info visually instead of using lists

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Custom mobile game-like productivity app
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Kent State University
PREDICTION multiplayer game

  • Cooperative game for Communication students
  • Connects players over the Internet
  • From a board game by William Gorden & Richard Goodman

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Multi-player educational game: KSU Prediction by William Gorden
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R. Groves Group
Playable casino game

  • Fully playable simulation for marketing a slot machine product
  • “Cheat keys” to demonstrate different wins

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Product simulation: Pick Your Pleasure slot machine
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Clockwork 360
Mobile game title

  • Upcoming release for iPad and iPhone
  • Also playable on Windows, Mac and as a browser game
  • Action game with realistic 3D physics and lighting

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iPhone/iPad/iOS App Store game: Clockwork
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ArcAngel
Product simulation web game

  • Basketball training aid demonstrated in game form
  • Intentionally easy, reinforcing the message that ArcAngel makes shooting simple

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Product simulation web game: ArcAngel
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4D
Panoramic VR adventure engine

  • 3D-rendered 360° environments
  • Time travel with time-of-day effects
  • 3D inventory objects

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Panoramic game: 4D
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Trip’s Treasures
Educational math game

  • Teaches rapid counting
  • Fun progression of different treasures and patterns
  • For desktop and mobile platforms

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3D game for kids: undersea chests containing countable groups of jewels and coins
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GE Lighting
Promotional 3D web game

  • Humorous demo of good vs. poor lighting
  • 3D web game programmed in Unity for FridgeArt
  • Custom modeling plus FridgeArt-supplied characters/voices

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Unity web game: GE LED Swap
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MSM International
Educational strategy game

  • Paper game re-designed with interactivity and animation
  • Teaches car maintenance to new drivers
  • Smart A.I. opponents

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Interactive learning media: educational game