Steam Team Station
While working at Discovery Bay Games, my collegues and I were challenged to design an appcessory and app for the Thomas & Friends property that highlighted active play and brought a new flavor to typical train play. We designed the product and the individual games, and I created content, UI text, and scripts for the app. The suite of games were Thomas-themed twists on classic preschool dynamics, including hide and seek, relay races, and seek and find. All three were chock-full of the sights and sounds of Thomas & Friends with images, video, and songs. We loved watching preschoolers imagine their dining room as a series of snow-covered railroad tracks and stomp through the imaginary drifts to rescue a buried engine. One of the great aspects of the game was that it engaged all kids, not just Thomas fans, and inspired creativity and imaginative play.