Beatbox Maker

Pitch: a toy mobile/tablet app rich with video tutorials and a music composer designed for players to enjoy and master the fine art of beatboxing.
Client: Temps Noir.
Broadcaster: France Ô (France Télévisions).
Date: 2016

Platform: mobile/tablet (iOS/Android).
Total production budget: ~ €80k.
The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: Experience design, game design, writing, creative direction.

Project links:
https://apple.co/2I181i5
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.francetv.apps.nve.beatboxmaker

Key facts: >150k combined downloads.

 

Planète Corps (Planet Body)

Pitch: A fake travel agency website that allows players to experience a safari inside their own body and discover their inner fauna (mites, bacteria, viruses…) Client: Kids Up Hill.
Date: 2015

Broadcaster: Arte France.
Platform: web.
Total production budget: undisclosed.

The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: game design, writing.
Project link: http://planetecorps.arte.tv (French, German)

Sauvons le Louvre ! (Let’s save the Louvre!)

Pitch: An adventure/strategy game to explain how Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre’s head curator during WW2, protected its collection and saved it from destruction and looting.

Date: 2014
Client: Ladybird Films.
Broadcaster: FranceTV Éducation.

Platform: web.
Total production budget: around €50k.
The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: Game design, art, coding, writing, project
management, creative direction.
Project link: http://sauvons-le-louvre.francetveducation.fr (French only)
Key facts: regularly used in classrooms by French teachers up until today.

Jeu d’influences (Game of Influences)

Pitch: An interactive documentary fiction about spin doctoring and crisis communication.
Client: Premières Lignes Productions.
Broadcaster: France Télévisions Nouvelles Écritures.

Platform: web.
Total production budget: around €100k.
The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: game design, level design, scoring.


Project link: http://www.jeudinfluences.fr (French only)
Key facts: won several awards, over 150k games played, average playtime over 25 minutes.

Are Vah

Pitch: An interactive documentary about a planned Indian nuclear power plant that is being built by French megacorp Areva, and the questions and issues this project raises.

Client: Fat Cat Films.
Broadcaster: RFI.
Platform: web.
Total production budget: around €60k.
The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: game design, level design, scoring.

Link: http://www.michapatault.com/are- vah-documentaire (French only – project now offline)

ReBuilding Haiti

Pitch: An interactive news report on Haiti’s rebuilding process after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
Client: self-produced.
Platform: web.

Total production budget: around €26k. The Pixel Hunt’s tasks: game design, level design, scoring, project direction, project management.

Link: http://apps.rue89.com/haiti/en (French, English)
Key facts: won an Online Jounalism Award for excellence in Explanatory Reporting, in the Small Newsroom category.