Switch Zoo Online

Switch Zoo Online

Switch Zoo Online is a photorealistic virtual zoo where visitors make their own new creatures by switching the heads, legs and tails of 81 different animals. The free game was first published in 2001 and, as of this writing, two million people visit Switch Zoo each year.

Zoo visitors can make their own animal, add a title and story, and print the final image or send their animal creation as a postcard. Or they can use the animal picture to make a custom t-shirt, puzzle or mug at the Zoo Gift Shop. Visit switchzoo.com to play Switch Zoo Online.

I worked with artist Penny Kurtz to create Switch Zoo. As Art Director, she created all of the graphics. I conceived and created all but a few of over 200 animated transformations. I also created all of the sounds and music, and authored the 2nd generation zoo application in Flash MX. (The game is now in its third technical generation).

 

Switch Zoo Deluxe

Switch Zoo Deluxe is a surrealistic virtual zoo where visitors make their own new creatures by switching the heads, legs and tails of 142 different animals. Parenting magazine named Switch Zoo Deluxe one of The Best Computer Games of 2005.

The game, published in December 2004, evolved from a small online version. Deluxe has bigger images and additional features including: diverse species, a Randomizer, the ability to save animals and stories, factual profiles of the animals, and enhanced printing. Visit switchzoo.com for more information or to download a one hour trial version of the game.

Co-authored with artist Penny Kurtz. As Art Director, she created all of the graphics. My role in the project: Created over 200 animated animal transformations; authored the first Deluxe version using Flash.