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Take me back to 1999…

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.

An example of an i-dressup.com game

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!


About lindseyhuston

I'm a strategic thinker with an eye for design. A recent graduate of Wofford College, my liberal arts background in Philosophy and English provided me with extensive writing and analytical skills. I’m adding to my skill set at Elon University learning as an MA in Interactive Media student. Teachable, driven, with an affinity towards networking, I hope to utilize my skills in a career in advertising and interactive design.


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