NEWSFLASH!! OUR LICHTENSTEIN INSPIRED GAME IS NOW LIVE. PLAY DOT SHOP
GUEST BLOG ALERT! This is from our friend Emilia over at Kanoti. Enjoy – any questions, ask them in the comments, and we’ll get back you ASAP! SJ
We are super excited to tell you about a new app we’re working on, due to arrive in Games very soon.
In the app,’Dot Shop’ you can create your very own comic panel in the style of a “Pop Art” artist like Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein is most famous for his big, action-packed paintings inspired by American comic books, but he did have other subjects too:
To use ‘Dot Shop’, first you upload a photo of your own face (or your Dad’s, or your sister’s, or anybody you like!). If you haven’t got a photo, you can choose a portrait from the Tate Collection instead. ‘Dot Shop’ will work its magic on your image so it looks like it’s made up of lots and lots of dots, just like a Pop Art painting. You can play with some of the settings (like the size of the dots and the brightness of the picture) to get it to look just how you want it!
Once you’re happy with your Pop Art-y picture, you can personalise it with all kinds of extras like tears, explosions, speech bubbles and more.
This app is extra-special because you can play it on your computer and on an iPad. You might have noticed that this isn’t normally possible. So we’re using a special technology called HTML5. People have been using HTML to build normal websites for years, and HTML5 is just the latest version, which lets you build loads of other cool stuff like games.
Keep an eye out for “Dot Shop” which will be online next month. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!