How did I use the internet in 1999? I remember when my family first got the internet at my house. Thrilled, I remember emailing friends from school, setting up my AIM screen name, and playing games online. At school, the game market was owned by Oregon Trail. My classmates and I would embark in our wagons and head to the West, only to lose members to disease, hunger, and snake bites along the way.
At home, however, I opted to play more “girly” games. As a young child, I dressed up my Barbie dolls in different outfits. With the birth of the internet, I was able to find games that allowed me to dress up a virtual Barbie with endless wardrobes. Perusing through the internet today, I see that this is still a popular game among children today. There is an entire site, dedicated to various games with the same premise of dressing up.
For my second Flash project, I am going to create a similar game. This idea emerged from a suggestion from my classmate, Alan. He said that I could make my Audrey character from my previous project and make dressing her up a game. I am going to create four new cartoons, and have them against background of the four seasons. To implement game techniques we’ve learned in class, I’m going to have a timer on each page and users have to dress each season’s cartoon based on the appropriate season. If the user dresses the cartoon in the appropriate clothes on time, they win!