A couple of months ago I released CubesOut, a Flash 3D Physics game.
This is the first time I had to change the theme of a game in order to make it fit into the look & feel of a website – and we are talking about the Mass Effect 3 website! – so I did my best to turn a kids game into a sort of military training. You also have to know that on ME3 site they refer to games as Cognitive Interactive Applications, so I also needed to change the menu, removing those “Play” and “How to play” button you won’t expect to find on an Cognitive Interactive Application.
Following ME3 guys feedback, I changed a bit the gameplay and created a set of textures based on some graphic assets they gave me, modified with Genetica.
It was really an honor to have this opportunity, and while I am working on an original game for the ME3 site, I want to share with you this new (at least for me) opportunity to monetize a Flash game: skin the game and change the theme to make it fit into some specific websites.
I think my next game will have some kind of “Halloween Edition”, “Christmas Edition”, and so on, to be sold to theme-based arcade portals, or to follow some gaming trends, such as turning every game into a zombie game.
According to IGN, Mass Effect 3 will be released on March 6, 2012… meanwhile you can interact with the Cognitive Interactive Applications during next months.