Ponies & Light

The Pirate Cannon

The Pirate Cannon

Shooting at animated pirates with a life-sized cannon, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Part of the permanent collection in the new Children's Gallery.

National Maritime Museum: Cannon Interactive

Tim was approached to create custom software for a new game installation for the refurbished Children’s Gallery at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

The game is played on multiple screens, with the cannon used to aim and shoot at animated pirates. When the last pirate ship is sunk, the Pirate Captain apologises for being bad and is sent to jail.

Collaborating with the museum’s interaction design group and Soho-based design studio Factory, Ponies & Light delivered technical direction, gameplay design, code & consulting, generative animations and some additional graphics on top of an optimised linux setup.

See also: Case Study: NMM Cannon Interactive


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