Pass and Play is a ‘reskinnble’ game built for BBC CBeebies. The aim was to build a game that would be easy to customised for different TV Shows. The game itself is a game of consequences, the paper folding game where you draw a part of a body, fold it over and pass it on to the next player, when the body is complete, you get together to reveal what you have created.
Making the game reskinnable was pretty straightforward as I externalise most of my game data anyway, the only difference for this one was that everything was externalised, every number, the positions, the scales, the tweens, the timings, the number of items, etc. We also choose to load the image in individually to make it easied for other users to update rather than edit the texture atlas.
After building the first game for the Gigglebiz show, I got to test the system for the second show “Charlie and Lola” and just a planned it went without a hitch. I swapped out the images and changed a few numbers in the json config file and had a new game up and running within 30 minutes.
You can play this charlie and lola game here. You will need to be on a Mobile browser.