UI Design, Illustration, UX Design, Mobile App Development, Animation & Video
Extrafeet is the sister company to Skyward Interactive, specializing in game and app development.
Extrafeet wanted to build a free-to-play game that could be easily skinned with various themes so that one code base could potentially be used to create multiple games. They settled on a matching/memory game that would utilize in-app purchases of in-game currency and consumables for revenue generation. Skyward team members were pulled in to assist with the large amount of design and development work required for the first theme — a coffee house adventure.
The Extrafeet and Skyward teams worked together to solidify the game design and artistic style. Customers in a queue request an order that the player must create by matching the correct ingredients. We built a custom avatar generator that randomly creates customers and allows for their moods and expressions to change based on the service they're receiving. Orders become more complex and difficult to remember as the game progresses. The first proof of concept was an endless play version in which a single player continued to play until they ran out of time.
To keep players interested, several additional game modes, such as limited moves were added along with a beautifully animated level map for tracking progress. This allowed players to navigate through an illustrated world, compete with friends, and unlock a variety of rewards.
Barista Blitz has been featured within the App Store multiple times and has won several awards. It has been translated into Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portugese, Portuguese, Spanish from Latin America, Spanish from Spain, Russian, French, German, and Arabic and is still played around the world.