“Name That Font!” is a drag and drop font-matching game in the form of a banner ad which was used to advertise the eCommerce site: Student Trading Post (STP).
During gameplay, points are earned when a letter is dropped into the proper slot, in order to spell a given font’s name -- a visual representation of the font is left on screen during each level. Points only accumulate during each level, if the player correctly spells the font’s name, i.e., “helvetica” within the alotted amount of time. If the player fails in their endeavour, they can replay the level (though repeating a level will lessen their prize options at the end).
Once all levels are complete, the player is given rewards (in the form of discounts on purchases from STP, and free shipping), based the number of points they have received, as well as, how many times they had to restart a level.
If the player is able to successfully complete all levels, they are given a coupon code that they can use towards a free product of their choosing during checkout on the Student Trading Post website.
Entire project designed and created in Flash.
Interactivity Programmed in object-oriented ActionScript 3 -- translated from AS2, with enhanced functionality added.
Programming includes: an external script to control Drag and Drop objects; complex arrays, live scoring, working count-down timers, Script controlled animation and randomized object placement.
This Banner Ad⁄Game was originally part of an in-classs group project for the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, involving fellow classmates: Nate Trabanca, Miguel Torres, Andrew Boyce, Marta Staszek, and Andi Perruzzi.
Student Trading Post logo by: Boyce/Staszek.
Banner ad/game Layout and Concept: M. Tornil