Whale Trail is the first game by what became the ustwo games team but at the time was just a beautifully mixed up gang of misfits making it up as we went along.
I designed and directed a video of the song he wrote for the game and we all had great time making this daft video in a green screen studio in south London.
Immediately after releasing the game we were given a publishing deal by Penguin books to produce the story of Willow the Whale. The book came out on Apple’s woeful iBook format but I will document all this properly in another post along with the artwork.
We ended up working with a (I believe now defunct) production company called ‘Absolutely Cuckoo’ to produce this teaser animation in the hopes of getting Whale Trail made into a children’s television program.
While this video is wild and the show had great potential we ultimately didn’t nail the core of the show’s narrative and didn’t get it commissioned. I’ll discuss my abhorrence of the children’s TV commissioning process in another forum…
I did whoever have a fantastic time designing the puppets who were created by the very talented Stitches and Glue.