Mi completes The Joke Machine game for CBBC
Built on HTML5, it has been designed for use on touchscreen devices as well as the traditional keyboard/mouse combination.
The Salford-based company told Prolific North that they were approached by the BBC after they’d seen its The Impossible Line game.
“The brief was to create a collection of quick-fire (3-4" in duration) mini-games to unlock jokes,” explained Mi’s Anthony Hartley-Denton.
“Players are rewarded for completing the mini-challenges with punchlines.”
Mi produced everything for the game, including its design, graphics and all the back-end code to integrate it into the BBC site.
Hartley-Denton said that simplicity was key:
“We built in a very simple system so the BBC can refresh the joke packs frequently, so the jokes never really get that old. Even though some of them are pretty old jokes….”