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2and2 wins at the IMAs, Brandon Hall Awards, and Mobies

It may have been quiet on our blog recently, but that’s because we’re been quite busy here in the 2and2 office! Our team has been hard at work on a range of awesome projects over this year, and the awards have started pouring in – literally. Our immersive online video experience for headspace, SAFEMinds Online, won two awards in the internationally recognised Interactive Media Awards. These awards r
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PowerPlay: communicating a message of energy efficiency

Since the kickoff of our PowerPlay project for Skillset, we’ve seen the game evolve from cardboard cutouts on an office table to a beautifully illustrated game-in-the-making. The interface is coming to life, the town is being designed, and the gameplay mechanics are being refined every week. However, at 2and2 it’s never just about the game. While we absolutely love creating beautiful, fun games (really, i
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Power Play Sprint Day Two: Refining The Game

Six people, two days, one game. We’re glad to say that we did it (but you never really doubted us, did you?) After day one of our PowerPlay sprint, the team had the workings of a game but were grappling with the issue of game difficulty – namely: how can we make the game challenging, yet not too challenging that its players lose motivation? Initially, the game started out like so: players begin at their &
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Skillset Power Play

Power Play Sprint Day One: The Birth of a Game

At the end of day one of the PowerPlay sprint, we have discovered a couple of things: 1. Almonds make for fantastic player tokens that you can eat afterwards 2. While technology is amazing, sometimes there’s nothing better or more productive than sitting down in a room with a team, a few pieces of card, and some black felt markers. James, Marcus, Marianne, Cam, Glen and Derek have been hard at work today coming
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Skillset Power Play sprint

PowerPlay: a two day sprint

Every once in a while, a few of our developers and designers huddle into a corner of the office and get ready to sprint. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean they go outside and do running drills for days at a time (although that would make for some very entertaining videos). A sprint gives developers and designers the chance to knuckle down on one project and create a prototype in a short period of time. We’ve done a fe
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