Master Control Room Newsround Game

Client BBC

We were asked to…

Create two Flash games for the CBBC website to support the iconic Newsround series and encourage children to engage with live news in a fun and interesting way.

So we made…

Two engaging, playable games to spark interest in the Newsround brand and highlight the goings-on in front of and behind the camera during news production. Both games cross-promoted each other and by utilising dynamic news feeds promoted traffic to current news stories hosted on the Newsround website.

In this game, Master Control Room lets players take on the role of Newsround editor to build daily news bulletins; by using lightning-quick reactions players control video feeds and VTs based on the producer’s instructions. Players must keep time, pressing the correct keys at the correct time to get the best score. The complexity and speed of these requests increases over time, forcing players to make quicker more challenging combinations.

As a result…

Master Control Room went into the top 10 CBBC games chart – quite an achievement for a game based around factual content.

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