A TEAM of Liverpool designers has brought some of the world’s most famous people back to life for a series of children’s games.
Splinter Design worked with BBC Schools to create dozens of games based around 21 historical figures.
The Famous People project tells the stories of historical figures from Henry VIII and William Shakespeare, to unsung heroes including nurse Mary Seacole and fossil hunter Mary Anning.
Other people featured include Dylan Thomas, Nelson Mandela, Christopher Columbus and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Splinter, based in Blundell Street, in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
The company has regularly worked with the BBC, and recently created a website for BBC North, as well as a suite of games for BBC Bitesize.
Jon Raffe, Splinter’s head of digital, said: “From start to finish, we worked on this project for about six months. There were 21 different games, each based around a different person in history. But each game for each character actually had three different mini-games, so there were actually 63 different mini-games to create. It was pretty intense.
“It was a big task, but we put a big team in place. We had four illustrators working on it full-time for pretty much six months.
“We also had a storyboard artist, and a former teacher writing scripts and testing the game in schools.
“There’s a really good buzz about the studio when there’s a busy team. It was a big commitment for us, but we’re catching our breath now.”