Last April was an exciting month as we launched our first Star Wars app entitled ‘Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace’. First in a series of Journeys apps, this interactive app includes innovative digital storytelling features (original art, infinite zoom scene transitions, a 180-degree parallax viewing experience) and is intertwined with a robust Podracing activity, a collectible profile feature and hidden content throughout.
In this immersive re-imagining of the film, you can discover new perspectives of the Star Wars scenes in a brand new way. Of all of the numerous hidden aspects, my favorite is the final profile. It’s not easy to unlock, but once you do, you’ll find that it shares a unique and exciting part of the Star Wars galaxy.
We were honored to be chosen as the Apple iTunes Editor’s Choice! There was also an incredible amount of buzz. Here are some of the links:
New York Times: Disney Keeps Focus on ‘Star Wars’ With a New Line of Apps
The Hollywood Reporter: Disney, Lucasfilm Launch ‘Star Wars Journeys’ App Series
Overall, it has been an incredible experience to work so closely and collaboratively with the Lucasfilm teams thus far. Look for more exciting announcements around our Star Wars experiences soon!
Since my last post we’ve also launched the Mickey Mouse Mash-Up and Monsters University apps. Each experience keeps getting better and better. I’m incredibly lucky to be working with such amazingly talented teams.
These projects have taken up most of my time, but I was able to work on these fun sketches. Hopefully I’ll get back into illustrating again soon.
Last but not least (and most importantly) I also recently married the lovely Janna. Our NY wedding couldn’t have been any better. We have the best family and friends.
Speaking of which, our friend Will Sliney generously illustrated this gift: