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Gallop! The Game

Design Challenge: For Rufus Butler Seder’s best-selling book Gallop!, we were challenged to design a gameplay experience that would integrate the enchanting scanimation feature in a meaningful and fun way that would delight toddlers and preschoolers.

Solution: After understanding the mechanics of the scanimation feature and working with the production requirements, we integrated a classic paper-cut, latch technique to turn a miniature scanimation book into a randomizer. Open the door, what do you see? A turtle? Move the turtle along the path.

Favorite Moments: Watching young toddlers and preschoolers pretend to be the winning animal at the end of the game.

Background: While working at and with Discovery Bay Games, Marisa led concepting and game design for the Gallop! license.