Complimenting Disney Junior’s new summer television promotion “Soaring Over Summer,” Workinman Interactive was tasked with creating a fun set of mini-games featuring popular Disney Junior characters. Running along-side the summer-long promotion, enough gameplay and unlockables were needed to keep bringing players coming back day after day.
The chosen theme for the suite was retro-arcade, but with a modern 3D twist. Over 30 Disney Junior Characters were painstakingly modeled with Voxels, giving each one that classic pixel-art look, but with versatile geometry for a range of animations and expressions.
Inspiration for each minigame was drawn from arcade classics, such as Mario Bros.™, Dig Dug™, Pac Man™, Arkanoid™ and more. Considering these titles were popular over 30 years ago, before most Disney Junior viewers were born, Workinman game designers retooled and modernized the gameplay to allow even the youngest fans to play.
Launching with five mini-games for the summer of 2015, Soaring Over Summer was a huge hit. Three more mini-games were added in 2016, and two more in 2017. As of this writing, it has exceeded 20 million plays!