• Cuttle Scuttle pixel art game prototype enjoys public play-testing


    Danimations has an exciting new project approaching public beta release. Cuttle Scuttle is our first dalliance in game design, and boy are we having fun with it! Inspired by our work on the documentary film Cuttlefish Country, the game brings the ecology of the temperate reefs off Point Lowly to life, and does it in 8-bit retro-gaming style! So far we’ve presented the prototype at different stages at three events: the launch of whale season at the SA Museum, the World Oceans Night celebration in Whyalla and more recently at AVcon, Adelaide’s anime and video gaming extravaganza.

    If you’re yet to get your mits round a controller and play out life as a female cuttlefish, there will be plenty more opportunities ahead. These include at the Science Alive! Expo during National Science Week and Simtect at the Adelaide Convention Centre. We’re also preparing the official beta release of the game to synchronize with our Simtect appearance.

    For more info, check out the Cuttle Scuttle page on our Cuttlefish Country website or follow our page on Facebook.


  • Dead Pixel Designs prove a popular purchase


    Danimations launched its first wave of pixel art merchandise internationally under the label of ‘Dead Pixel Designs’ late last year. Since then, our products have been creating a bit of a buzz in the zazzle.com marketplace and we delighted so see a growing list of happy customers. Our most popular design, a recipe binder sporting a collection of cute pixel art fruit and vegetables (inspired by the retro arcade game Bubble Bobble) has already sold to customers in five different states of the USA. Here’s what Lana from Washington had to say about our product:

    Absolutely beautiful… and perfect for the collection of recipes I’ve gathered from the web. I have literally HUNDREDS of printouts, all ready to be put into binders, but I wanted something eye-catching and “classy” looking. These are precisely what I had in mind. I just ordered 6 of them.

    Thanks for the glowing compliment, Lana- we’re thrilled to have been able to help you get your kitchen in order! If you’re curious about our line of ‘Dead Pixel Designs’, have a browse through the widget below. All products are available worldwide.