Pulsating Pulsars! Little Space Heroes has been nominated in the 6th annual Pixel Awards. This global competition celebrates the best sites on the internet and it’s a great honour to have made their nomination shortlist.
We’ve been nominated in the category of Animation and we’d love for you to cast your vote for us here:
If you have already visited Little Space Heroes, you’ll have noticed that we use animation during our account creation process. It’s a very important part of our overall offering to players and fans. Because Little Space Heroes is all about fun, adventure and discovery, it was important to us to make sure that the process of creating an account was not boring or dry – it had to be fun in and of itself. Game makers in the console space pioneered this approach by making the process of creating and personalising the player’s character a fun experience.
In Little Space Heroes, we use a four-step animated account creation process that lets kids and parents have fun as they make and tailor their hero. They can choose from a boy hero, a girl hero or an alien hero and then personalise that character with different outfits, hairstyles and appearances. As kids and parents personalise their character they’ll enjoy fun effects as our two resident robo-stylists get to work – Barberbot is pretty nifty with the latest fashions and Stylebot loves to cut a cool haircut.
We also use sweeping and fading effects as well as very clearly written text in large size font to make it easy for kids but also providing parents with the key information they need to feel totally comfortable in creating a Little Space Heroes account for their children. We explain the safety features and key rules of play that make up our Conduct & Culture Charter and we give parents the choice as to whether they want their children to use safe chat or our moderated and filtered free chat.
Of course, this is just the beginning – once parents activate the account their child can log in and discover an amazing virtual universe full of fun and adventure.
If you have not yet created your own Space Hero why not give it a try at http://www.littlespaceheroes.com. Then all you need to do is strap on your jetpack, fire up your starjet and blast off for adventure. Have fun!
Please vote for Little Space Heroes here: http://www.pixelawards.com/nom_win_2011.php#Animation