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The BeansBox Team
The founders of Playpen, being DJs themselves, went through much effort to secure music from some of the biggest dance labels in the world like Ministry of Sound, Ninja Tune, Stones Throw and more. Being huge dance music fans ourselves, we were super excited to get the chance to work on a project like this.
We first worked with Playpen on the Skillz identity and website back in 2007. Inspired by club culture, music graphics, and the fun, colorful characters in the game, we created a playful and futuristic identity. The website featured animated 3D characters from the game, DJing and dancing to some choice cuts of music used in the game.
We worked with Playpen again in 2010, designing the GUI for the game, giving their own company logo a facelift, and creating V2 of the Skillz website. This time, we decided to go with an all HTML approach, not only for iPhone/iPad compatability (Skillz is after all an iPad game) but to allow us ease of updates and integration of social media multimedia tools such as Soundcloud and Vimeo.
Examples of the GUI designs we did are forthcoming.