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  • New Avatar Walking Cycles

    Posted on June 19th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    The development team added the new walking cycles for each of the 5 Avatars for the Paws and Tales Games, and I have to say, they outdid themselves great work guys. It also didn’t hurt that we were working with original assets for each character.

    You can check them out by signing up for a free account at pawsandtalesgames.com and then selecting each character. If you were on the game prior to this addition you’d notice the difference as the older avatar didn’t walk as much as they shifted side to side while hovering accross the screen.

  • Paws and Tales Games Press Releases

    Posted on June 15th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    I’ve recently taken on the role of Product Manager for an online game, pawsandtalesgames.com. As a product manager, I’m responsible for the product design, development, quality and marketing. Since I submitted the Project Charter approximately a year ago, I’ve seen the product go from a few scribbles on a white board to a it’s current state online. As much fun as the development and testing stages were the current marketing stage of the project is the most challenging for me as my marketing experience in the trenches is shallow to say the least. However, since I believe that specialization is for insects, I believe that I’m up for the task at hand: to drive as much traffic to the site as possible in the next 6-12 months to increase the current user base of approximately 100 to approximately 100,000.

    My first step was to submit a press release to the various online news-wires to create some internet chatter. my first few online press releases are located here: Providential Pictures Announces New Paws and Tales Games MMOG Website, at providential-pictures-announces-new-paws-and-tales-games-mmog-website. Here’s a few more that will be posted by Wed. Jun. 17th at http://www.prleap.com/pr/137137/ and at www.onlinepressreleases.com.

    I’ve used the following sites and included a few stats just in case you’re ever in need of some quick and inexpensive PR.

    • free-press-release.com, basic package is $0, paid options range from $1-$30
    • PRWeb.com, basic package is $80, great customer service, two day submission delay with basic.
    • prleap.com, basic package is $49, 1 day submission delay with basic.
    • prlog.org, free and user friendly, you are fully responsible for your post
    • onlinepressreleases.com, basic package is $0 EURO’s, and user friendly

    Most of these site have tracking stats for your Press Releases, however it’s still early on so I’ll reserve comment on the stats trackers until a later date.

  • Paws and Tales Games New MMOG Website Launched

    Posted on June 4th, 2009 Nelson Bodnarchuk No comments

    I’ve been quite busy lately with my current project, developing the Paws and Tales Games MMOG Website. Based on Paws and Tales The Animated Series┬«, Paws and Tales Games aims to provide a fun, safe and educational place online for children and families.

    I’ve become more of a Product Manager at this stage in the game, no pun intended. With a new look and improved features such as; streaming video of the animated episodes, educational worksheets that parents and educators can go through with their kids, and easier access to some of the games within the MMOG. The team is also working to complete the new selection of in game avatars that users can choose from.

    With the new branding and a new marketing campaign in place I’m looking forward to spending more time focused on the product marketing side of the fence for a while.

    If you’re interested go check it out and let me know what you think of the site. I’m always interested in learning more about the overall user experience, game-play, and value that users would see in the site.

    The team that I worked with deserves credit for all of their hard work and help in the development of this product, which made my task managing the development of the product both easy and fun.

    Team Credits:

    NuLayer Inc., led by Mr. J. Brenner and Mr. P. Kieltyka, performed as the Back-End Team and did outstanding work in a short time frame.

    Cieo Creative Inc., led by Mr. J. Goodman and Ms. M. Plasterer, performed as the Flash Games Developer and played a key role in the Creative design of the over all game.

    IWD Canada Inc., led by Mr. K. White and Mr. B. Kumarasamy, provided the manpower for the new website design and blog for the site.

    “Paws and Tales Games” is currently online at: www.pawsandtalesgames.com

    “Paws and Tales The Animated Series┬«” is currently airing on:

    CTS TV
    (Ontario, Calgary, Edmonton) at 7:30 AM

    The Miracle Channel CJIL
    (Canada) at 10:00 AM

    UCB TV
    (United Kingdom)

    Please check your local listings for more information.