Boule et Bill: Le tournoi de ping-pong

Logo Boule et Bill
The game’s logo on the main screen

Another game made for Digiworks and aimed at the French platform ludo.fr that contains games and videos of cartoons/programs aimed at young people.

In this ping-pong game, you are opposed to the characters from the 3D animated serie Boule et Bill (originally a comic that people my age were familiar with).

Play the game on ludo.fr

Game in French

First match
One of the first matches against “Caroline” the turtle

The gameplay is quite simple, one click/one touch allows you to serve. When the yellow bar following the ball gets in the blue area, click again to hit the ball.

Later on, a system of a Super comes in, allowing you to fill a bar and throwing a “super hit” to the opponent that generally closes the exchange.

Super bar in a match versus Boule
The super bar on the left is filled a bit each time you hit the ball.
Super
The “Super” animatic happens right before you hit the “Super hit”

Play the game on ludo.fr

Game in French

Birdy Nam Nam – Lazers from my heart – The Music Video Game

Again, working with Digiworks, I had the opportunity to work on a quite interesting project.

The French electro band Birdy Nam Nam (talented turntablists) wanted a video game as video clip for one of their song.
It is an original concept in which only the best players get to hear the whole song by playing the game in its length.

You get to enjoy nice non interactive transitions in between the gameplay parts (except on iPhone/iOS where playing video is very technically limited) and see the “story” that happens to the three members of the band as the song goes through.
The band members are the main character for the game(s), each having his own level and his own context.

A nice video in between the gameplay parts tells the story of the music videoA nice video in between the gameplay parts tells the story of the music video

The basic gameplay is of auto-runner kind, jumping over obstacles, bouncing from them to go even further reaching bonuses in the process when the timing used was right.

DJ Need is escaping a giant woman using his skate boardDJ Need is escaping a giant woman using his skate board
Crazy B is a crazy whale in the seaCrazy B is a crazy whale in the sea
 
Little Mike drives his Cadillac road 666 styleLittle Mike drives his Cadillac road 666 style

There are also mini-games in between those parts where the user is to tap frenetically in order to raise the level of a bar.
Fill a certain percentage by the given time and you have won points and go unharmed to the next phase.
Don’t fill the bar enough and you loose a beer bottle/life point in the process.

In a bar, take a selfie of you and a nice babe (to the left) and avoid the biker in the backgroundIn a bar, take a selfie of you and a nice babe (to the left) and avoid the biker in the background

 

The game stops when you have “consumed” your three lives.

You can then process to submit your email and score in order to participate to a contest where the price were VIP pass to see the band live.
The contest is now over, but you can still do the leaderboard race if you want to and just enjoy the game and music track.

A lot of people and companies were involved in the making of this game.

In the end though I’m the one who did the most of the construction work and putting together of all the elements that compose the game in order for it to work on desktop computers as well as mobiles.
It was an interesting experience and the end product has had good feedback as far as I could tell.

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