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Milky Tea & Mando develop new educational game Dwaine Dash

30/08/16

Last week at Gamescom we caught up with the guys at Milky Tea and they're very excited to bring their latest project to you. Here's what they told us.

Dwaine Dash – An educational mobile game made in collaboration with Liverpool-based digital agency Mando for Northumbrian Water Group is now live on the Apple Store & Google Play!

It's been an incredibly busy year here at Milky Tea with lots of interesting work coming into the studio and we are pleased to announce one of the exciting projects we have been working on over the recent months. 


What?

Dwaine Dash is a brand new game designed to educate people about what should – and shouldn’t – be flushed down the toilet. The game was designed to enable Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) to engage with children more easily and encourage them to start loving their drains.

The art style is bright, bold and colourful and the gameplay is fast-paced and competitive - an endless runner style game similar to “Minion Run” and “Subway Surfer”so kids will have fun playing it and catch on quickly. 

How?

The project involved us taking illustrations provided by NWG for their Love Your Drain campaign, and merging them into a fun and educational game app designed for children. We took the original 2D illustrations and then worked them up into 3D Models, which we rigged and textured. The 3D character was then animated and the team then brought all the assets together in Unity (a game engine middleware) to create the game and bring the Dwaine character to life. Using Unity allowed us to roll out on iOS and Android devices and we are already looking at other applications for the game including a VR version!

Why?

The client wanted to engage children more easily about what can be flushed down the toilet and educate people about a growing sewer problem. The game has already been very well received by NWG staff, children and consumers.
It was awesome to work alongside Mando, and to now see it live in the app store. Dwaine Dash has been released on iOS and Android and is available now to download for free - share it with your friends and little ones! 

Dwaine Dash on App Store
Dwaine Dash on Google Play

You can also find out more about this project and the process of our craft behind it on our Behance page below:

Dwaine Dash Behance Link

If you have a project coming up that you think could be enhanced by either a game, an illustration or animation, or if you'd like to know more about our past projects then please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Milky Tea team!

 
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