After working on webby award winner, Miza.com with our good friends at ESI Design and Turtle Pond Publications last year, it was only natural that we dive in again when Turtle Pond laid out their plans for the companion website to the children’s book, “Winter’s Tail.”
“Winter’s Tail” is the true story of a baby dolphin who, after being seriously injured in a crab trap, learned to swim again with the help of some dedicated folks at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and a custom-made prosthetic tail. That’s right – Winter is practically a bionic dolphin.
The book and website are designed to educate and inspire adults and children alike, especially children who are amputees themselves. Interestingly, the same technology used in Winter’s Tail is also being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans.
The interactive Flash website features activities and games that include:
- Interactive video maker that lets kids make audio/video mash-ups of their favorite dolphin clips
- Fish pattern matching game
- Ocean Jammer activity where kids combine music and elements to create underwater scenes
- A live Winter webcam, videos, resources, sing-along activities and much, much more...
The Winter’s Tail game is a multi-level horizontal-scrolling game where users compete for high scores by helping Winter to navigate an ocean maze, avoiding obstacles and racing the clock to get to the whirlpool finish line.
The website is live but we’ll be updating and adding features as we go.
Check out Winter’s website here:
Tune in for a live Winter Webcast on October 7th at 1PM EST with partner, Scholastic: