Racer : A genuine new thing

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Since working on Racer and launching it a few people have said, ‘oh it’s like such and such a game’ but I’m yet to find something that is truely as unique as this AND is in a browser. Racer is a multi-player, multi-device Chrome Experiment. A retro-style slot car game played across screens. On phones or tablets, Android or iOS. Anyone can join. No apps. No downloads. Just the mobile web. It’s now up for The FWA Cutting Edge Project of the Year. If you think it deserves it please cast a vote!

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And if you’re interested here’s the making of video which goes into detail on why it was so tricky to build.

Here’s Racer being demo’d at Google I/O 2013 – live demos are always nerve wracking, thankfully this one went smoothly.

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Also awesome and cutting edge is that there’s also an installation version that runs on the same code base as the mobile game. The table was at Google I/O 2013 and another Google event ‘Zeitgeist’. Here’s a couple of pics of the table:

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In addition to the table version, there are two flight case boxes containing a line up of mobile devices ready to play. This version also runs on the same code base. Here’s a pic of the cases and me demo’ing it at Cannes 2013 in the Google tent :

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One final plug to get your vote on if you like it thanks!


FOXTEL Electronic Programming Guide

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Since 2007 we’ve released two major rebuilds of the FOXTEL Electronic Programming Guide, a full Flash application that allows users to remote book to their set top boxes from computer or phone.

Check out the live EPG here.


Australian Federal & NSW Government Tendering

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This tidy fully compliant government site that could be used to provide a contract for anything from toothpicks to tanks took us a healthy 12 months to scope, design & build.

Australian Federal Government Tendering Site

Australian Federal Government Tendering Site

Both the NSW Department of Commerce (below) and the Australian Dept of Finance (above) go down in my books as some of the best clients. Great job with the Gruden guys.

NSW Government Tendering site

NSW Government Tendering site

Checkout the NSW eTendering site and the Australian Federal Government AusTender Site