Tiny Things

Swipe Together ➡️

It's like Tinder but for... well anything. What to eat for dinner? What to do this weekend?

Make a list of your choices and send links to everyone who needs to decide. Once everyone swipes you'll know what you agree on.

Swipe now (for a 2 or more people with phones)

Who wins? 😅

Vote which of you would win funny match ups in this social game. Get your friends, family or colleagues to join a room together, using their phone or browser to play.

The game is very simple but works well, and has gone through several revisions to find the right tone and social dynamics.

Play now (for a few people with phones)

DP Hack 🔢

I've done a lot of professional work in learning games, play-based and game-based learning, and wanted to prototype a learning game on a different maths topic. I chose decimal places, as learning the names of different decimal place columns feels a bit trite and hard to put into practice, so I wanted to make a game where you can "play" with the decimal place.

Swipe left and right to move numbers into different decimal place columns, then check to see if you've broken the code. There are four challenge levels to try.

Play now (swipe-y for mobile web)

Raid Three 🧙🏻‍♂️

I'm very interested in casual MMO concepts, and these are some prototypes using swiping/tile matching mechanic as the input surface of the game.

Prototype 1

Create a character or two, try out the input mechanic, swiping a path along 3 or more of the same tile to run and enter a mine. It's been online enabled from day one, so try jumping in from multiple devices or with a friend.

Play now (swipe-y for mobile web and multiple players)

Prototype 2

With this updated input mechanism you can swipe to swap tiles, as in a normal match 3, but there is no automatic matching, instead you swipe long chains of the same tile to consolidate them into a single square. Once enough power is consolidated in a tile you can tap it to activate a move, or keep adding more power to activate a "special move version".

While the gameplay you interact with using this mechanic, is just hinted at for now, I was focused on creating easily approachable ways to get involved in an online game, balancing your sense of involvement and contribution, with the legibility of seeing other player's moves and working together.

Play now (swipe-y for mobile web, kind of fun even as it is)

Drop Mine ⛏

A nice little 2D mining game for touch or keyboard, in the style of a Minecraft "prison" minigame, built under the direction of my son 🙂. I'd like to add multiplayer spaces to this, but its playable singleplayer version in the meantime.

Play now (touch or keyboard)