Wallace and Gromit, Shopper 13

Aardman, Science Museum

< back to work

 

overview

Custom arcade controllers and cabinet

Part of a global touring exhibition

platforms

Flash game for exhibition space

 
FLICKR

Working closely with the exhibitors, we created and installed a Wallace and Gromit game into the Great Inventions exhibition at the Science Museum.

Based on the Shopper 13 Aardman short film, players assume the role of Gromit, remotely controlling a mechanised shopping trolley from his home at 62 West Wallaby Street.

The installation had 3 game stations, complete with plasma screen and custom peripheral joystick controls. The player’s aim was to collect as many groceries as possible (including cheese, of course) within a time limit, and bring them home for Wallace’s tea. Cracking!

Graphics were created in 3D to reproduce the look and feel of the series as closely as possible. We also produced a looping FMV sequence of the game to attract players at each game station when vacant.

Highly successful, the game featured on BBC news and travelled the globe as part of the exhibit to promote British inventions.

FOLLOW