The central goal of this project was to raise awareness of the client’s Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution and capture the details of people that were interested in it. This was achieved through an on-line game with 3 levels based on an office scenario using the furniture as a maze. Players had to negotiate the maze, answer a number of multiple choice questions and avoid the Project Police who would reduce the budget if bumped into. The questions in the game were focused around IT, project management and other topics surrounding the PPM product.
The PPMhero site consisted of some pages and a flash game which interacted with the site by submitting scores to the leader board and loading up questions that users of the site can submit. A built-in question manager, which is a web-based interface for managing the questions in the game and co-worker incidents, made it quick and simple to manage the questions in the game. A management area of the site was also built in so the client can control all of the games functionality.
The design work was all created and supplied by Draftfcb, and the finished game was skinned by our front-end developers so that the original designs were strictly adhered to. Thanks to the skills and experience of our project management and software development teams, the production deadlines were all met, with plenty of time to spare and the client is so delighted with the results that they are considering publishing further versions of the game in different languages.