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Sticks and Stones - now available on iTunes

Featuring art by illustrator Leigh Pearce and game design by Simon Parkin and Darren Garrett, Sticks and Stones is available now in the app store for iPad and iPhone. Through a combination of narrative and play, the game explores the very latest thinking about bullying and the way that hierarchical social systems lead to young people assuming both 'bully' and 'victim' roles during the average school day.

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The Thrill Electric, an original online comic brought to you by Channel 4

Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, produced by Hat Trick, illustrated by Emma Vieceli/Windflower Studios and animated by LittleLoud Studios, The Thrill Electric explores how the telegraph changed Victorian society every bit as much as the modern day internet. The comic launched in Autumn 2011 and is free worldwide. See more coverage on the Moore/Reppion blog here:

http://www.moorereppion.com/tag/the-thrill-electric/

Follow the story here:

http://www.thethrillelectric.com/

Alongside a brilliant selection of songs by artists such as Crystal Fighters, and New Young Pony Club, I contributed music and sound design. The story revolves around telegraphy; I built a morse code generator/translator in the music software application Ableton and used this to create the morse tapping you hear on the soundtrack.

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Sweatshop

Brought to you by Littleloud and Channel 4, Sweatshop is a thought-provoking free-to-play strategy game set in an offshore factory manufacturing clothes for Western high street retailers. Manage workers, upgrade your premises and meet the demands of your clients while deciding whether to be a generous or ruthless manager.

The soundtrack I have provided to this extremely addictive game is made up of short and catchy Chiptune melodies, inspired by the 8-bit console and handheld games I loved so dearly in my youth. Play the game here:

www.playsweatshop.com

The soundtrack is also available for download on iTunes.

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The Curfew Scoops Two Awards at 2011 British Interactive Media Awards

Submitted 20th January 2010

Facing off stiff competition Littleloud's interactive browser game The Curfew received the 'Best Education and Outreach' and 'Best Motion Graphics' BIMA awards. The game was further nominated in the 'Best Sound', 'Best Game' and 'Most Original' categories. The awards ceremony took place in Charing Cross, London UK.

Read more at: http://www.bimaawards.com/2010-finalists.php

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The Curfew

Submitted 15th September 2010

The Curfew, an online role-player produced for Channel 4, has been receiving positive reviews from the press. Check out the trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XucralJh6ZY

Some reviews:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/aug/08/the-curfew-channel-4-game-review

http://blogs.dailyrecord.co.uk/gaming/2010/07/the-curfew---a-channel-4-political-thriller-webgame.html

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Work Begins on The Curfew

Submitted 10th February 2010

Littleloud, a company specialising in Flash-based animation and gaming, has a new and entirely original interactive drama underway entitled The Curfew. Set in a not-too-distant future, economic and security pressures force a night-time curfew on young people. Touching upon themes of privacy, identity, politics, liberty and citizenship, The Curfew builds upon the real, active curfews existing today in over a thousand towns and cities in Britain, where a person under the age of 16 out after 9pm can be sent home by police.

The game has been commissioned by Channel 4, following their announcement of a £4.5m fund to new online content, half of which is finding its way to UK independent digital entertainment companies such as Littleloud, Tuna Technologies, Beatnik Games, Zombie Cow Studios, Six to Start, Preloaded, and to fund projects up to £800,000 in size.

To read more about Channel 4's funding initiative, read here:

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Visit www.playsweatshop.com and www.thethrillelectric.com

biography

Mike Reaney

music credits

  • Sticks and Stones (2012)

    Featuring art by illustrator Leigh Pearce and game design by Simon Parkin and Darren Garrett, Sticks and Stones explores the very latest thinking about bullying and the way that hierarchical social systems lead to young people assuming both 'bully' and 'victim' roles during the average school day.

 

  • The Thrill Electric (2011)

    Online comic series produced by Hat Trick Productions, Channel 4 and animated by Littleloud. The Thrill Electric explores how the telegraph changed Victorian society every bit as much as the modern day internet. The comic launched in Autumn 2011 and is free worldwide

    http://www.thethrillelectric.com

     

  • Sweatshop (2011)

    Free-to-play webgame produced by Littleloud. Original IP strategy game commissioned by Channel 4, to educate on issues regarding exploitation of labour force in developing countries

    http://www.playsweatshop.com

  • The Curfew (2010)

    Free-to-play webgame produced by Littleloud. Dystopian drama game set in 2029 Britain. Funded by Channel 4 and exploring themes of civil liberty

    Awards: Nominated for Best Sound, BIMAs 2010

    The Curfew Trailer

  • Bow Street Runner (2008)

    Free-to-play webgame produced by Littleloud. Interactive roleplay game on Channel 4 website based on TV series City of Vice

    Awards: Best Interactive, Children's BAFTA 2008

    http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/C/city-of-vice/game/bow-street-runner/game.html

  • FutureFor (2006)

    E-business media company creating customised web sites with presentational video content. I provided audio branding and corporate music.

  • Seven Noble Kinsmen (2005)

    Free-to-play webgame produced by Littleloud. Interactive roleplay game on BBC website featured as part of the 'Shakespeare ReTold' season

    http://littleloud.com/work/7nk/

  • Animated Tales (2004)

    Short educational flash animations based on classic stories (Jabberwocky, The Iliad) produced by Littleloud for Gridclub's Animated Tales

    Awards: Nominated for Best Cartoon, San Francisco New Media Awards 2005

    http://littleloud.com/work/classics/

  • Goodnight (2003, short film 16mm)

    Directed by Sun-Yung Chen and produced by Yoav Factor. Goodnight tells the story of a Korean student living in the UK. It follows her difficult relationship with the elderly residents in the nursing home in which she must work to pay for her education.

    Awards: Nominated for Best Short Film , BAFTAs 2003