Legacy Interactive Projects
Global Mechanic has been working in the digital interactive space for over ten years. We'll always be animators, but we're also gamers. It just made sense as a trajectory from our more traditional animation roots. In 2010 Sir Bit was born, an 8 bit retro dungeon-crawler multi-level quest game. That was fun, we thought, but what about story and design? Our answer: Sweet Story, an interactive e-book with stunning visuals and fun animated bits.
Sweet Story is written by Jono Howard and illustrated by François-Marc Baillet. It's a simple story of a childhood obsession with dessert, told in beautiful painted scenes. Animation is all sprite-based, brought to life with unexpected interaction patterns and crazy animation. Released as a native iOS app.
Sir Bit, an 8-bit Dungeon Crawler, was conceived, designed, and coded as a native iOS app in house by Cliff Saito, who directed five seasons of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman at Global Mechanic. Bruce Alcock made all the music - 8-bit blues in ascending tempos to add tension - in Garage Band.