2012 brought us The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – a new children’s picture book penned by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter (aka half of the boyband McFly). Random House enlisted us with the mission of building a game to accompany the sequel: The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet. Recognising that the books were not only popular with kids but with their parents too, the goal was to build a game that children and adults could enjoy together.
Dino Planet Poop is the name of the game. The player takes the dinosaur on a space adventure, enriched with imaginative visuals and amusing sound effects. We also designed and built a web page to host the game, along with activity sheets, a video trailer and information on both books. The game was specifically designed to work well on tablets and smart phones, making it easy to play on the go.
The overwhelming response to the game is that it’s addictive. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a party pooper.
Give it a go!