Beautiful Steampunk and Pirate Dolls

Annie Stegg is a very talented illustrator with a pair of lovely dolls on the games page of her site. Both dolls & drag and drop, and the graphics are of an amazing quality. The steampunk one also has some neat background animation. I recommend these dolls to anyone who loves pirates, steampunk fashion, or beautiful illustration.

Clockwork Couture

Clockwork Couture

Clockwork Couture (Steampunk):
http://www.anniestegg.com/clockworkcouture.php?PHPSESSID=279643a9ff67e598c50561e1e98dc75e

Polkadot Pirate

Polkadot Pirate

Polkadot Pirate:
http://www.anniestegg.com/polkadotpirate.php?PHPSESSID=279643a9ff67e598c50561e1e98dc75e

While you on her site, I also recommend glancing through her gallery. There is some really wonderful work in there 😉

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Published in: on September 13, 2009 at 1:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Doll Builders on Deviant – Part II

Here are a few more of my favorite doll makers on Deviant Art (they are appropriate for all ages):

Rock Chick Maker

Rock Chick Maker

The Rock Chick Maker Game: A click to mix and match style doll builder game, but it has and entertaining style and lots of pieces to choose from. The little round buttons on the bottom let you choose the catagory of piece you want. Click a piece on your doll to remove it. There are a few little accessories that you can drag and drop as you please, and you can mix and match some background elements to get a fun stage for your rocker. Once you are done, you can hide the other pieces (hit the “show” button) and even print your doll if you want 🙂 I really like this doll.

http://pixelledanddead.deviantart.com/art/The-Rock-Chick-Maker-Game-136032264 (Click the download icon on the left side to play, or use the second link.)
http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2009/248/7/f/The_Rock_Chick_Maker_Game_by_pixelledanddead.swf

 

Face Maker

Face Maker

Face Maker: This one is a little more confusing to use than some, but its kinda fun to play with anyway anyway. It was created to help the programmer build faces more easily for RPG games. (He is not the origonal artist for the pieces.) Click the rounded tab things down the right side to go through different features. Select options in the other list to change the colours of your pieces. The circle with arrows in it allows you to adjust the position of some features.

http://foxrichards.deviantart.com/art/FaceMaker-52755515

Wolf Maker

Wolf Maker

Wolf Maker: This one is just nicley drawn fairly realistic wolf colour changer. It lets you recolour almost every patch of fur (though only with realistic colours). There are a few little drag and drop scars you can add under “Misc”. Make sure that you colour this wolf in order, so start with the “Base”, then the “Unders”, then the “legs”, etc…. When you choose a tab you have already used, it erases your other work!

http://kaylink.deviantart.com/art/Kaylink-s-Wolf-Maker-122966749

Stay tuned for the next post of Doll Builders on Deviant 🙂

Published in: on September 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Beautiful Dress Up Games on HulaBunny.com

HulaBunny.com is a fun little site by a very talented artist. The content is family friendly and very cute. Hula Bunny has artwork, cartoons, and of course dress up games. There are quite a few dress up games on her site, but I have picked my favorites for this little list. They are all “click to mix and match” style dress up games (not drag and drop) so they are probably best for younger users. My four year old does well with them, but I think they would be fine for most 4-10 year olds.

A Bunny Genie :)

A Bunny Genie 🙂

Genie Princesshttp://www.hulabunny.com/genie_bunny.htm is a genie bunny with a simple floating animation really adds to her charm. You can change her clothing, jewelry, slippers, and lamp. Several of the clothing items have sparkly sequins which my daughter enjoyed 😉

The Magic Featherhttp://www.hulabunny.com/babybirds.htm is just a simple little baby bird that you can colour and decorate. Bright colours, big blinking eyes and lovely swirly feathers. Defiantly a good choice for younger children.

Magic Marehttp://www.hulabunny.com/magicmare.htm is a fairly limited maker as far as piece selection goes. But the main and tail are animated, the horn sparkles, and the graphics are (of course, lol) super lovely.

Princess Abellahttp://www.hulabunny.com/abella.htm has wonderful period graphics organized by year. Again, there are not a ton of choices, but its fun to see what century the clothing is from, and the settling animation when you choose a dress if very nice.

Create your goddesshttp://minigamelink.n169.com/flashfile/200610/goddess_game%5B1%5D.swf (this is a random link to the goddess maker that I found in a search engine, the one on the Hula Bunny site was broken when I wrote this). Build your goddess from a selection of pieces inspired by goddesses from around the world. When you make a piece choice, it tells you facts about the goddess the piece was inspired by. Really wonderful artwork and interesting little bits of trivia. The doll is nude though (no body detail, it looks like a barbie), so if you feel that that is inappropriate you might want to pass on this one.

I am really a fan of both this artist and her site, its well worth visiting.

Published in: on August 16, 2009 at 12:00 am  Comments (1)  

Scottoons – Monsters and Robots Oh My!

I have played with many drag and drop games over the past few years. Almost always I am disappointed by the fact I can’t rotate, control piece colour, or something similar. Very rarely do I find one that really allows for creativity. Scottoons makes my favorites among those rare makers with lots of options and piece control. Both of these makers are just little stand alone drag and drop games, and the content is fine for all ages (though the level of control makes it a better choice for the 10 and up crowd).

Scottoons Chicken Monster

Scottoons Chicken Monster

Monster Maker Monster Lab –  http://www.scottoons.com/interactive/monster-maker/use drawers full of strange pieces, and a jar of eyeballs to build your creation. The little box down in the bottom right lets you change layering, stretch and squash pieces, flip, rotate, remove outlines, and delete pieces. (There are a lot of buttons so its seems a bit confusing, but playing with it for a few minutes is enough to figure it all out.) Click on the knobs down the right to open the doors full of pieces. Clicking the tank thing with the gauge on it brings down a blank screen you can build on. The drawer in the bottom left has the colour palette. Click on a colour to change the colour of the last piece you had selected. When you are finished you can submit it to the gallery of images they have on flickr 🙂

Robot Factory Creation

Robot Factory Creation

Scottoons robot Factoryhttp://www.scottoons.com/interactive/robotfactory/works a little bit differently. Clicking a piece from the collection on the right, causes the piece to appear in the little manufacturing window on the left. You can drag the piece to the build area from that window. There are few buttons in this maker, but you can still mirror, scale, flip, layer, rotate, and duplicate you pieces. There is also a colour palette for the back drop, though not for the pieces. In the arms section is one super neat piece that I love, it looks like a stack of circles. Drag one out into the build area, then pull on one of the middle circles. It will cause the whole the to bend like a hose. Super fun idea.There is an e-mail that you can send your finished robot to if you would like to show it off 😉

The intereactive area of the Scottoon site (http://www.scottoons.com/interactive/) lists both of these games as well as several other little time wasters that you might enjoy 🙂

Published in: on August 13, 2009 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment