As If Productions (AIP) is the web studio of Tod Foley, specializing in the development of custom online interactive systems.
Founded in 1991, AIP has produced immersive websites, virtual worlds, roleplaying games, CD-ROM games and live promotional events for clients including Comedy Central, 20th Century Fox Films, Sony/Epic Records, Times-Mirror Magazines, Walt Disney Records, Revelations Entertainment, Iron Crown Enterprises, The WELL and The Electronic Cafe International. No matter what type of interactive system you have in mind, we're here to bring it to life - from concept and development to webhosting and support.
AIP did a live database and platform migration for the popular site dlisted.com when blogger Michael K decided to move from WordPress to Drupal. The customized theme is based on "Amadou" by Jay Wolf, with art by Mark Robinson.
ThePalace was (and still is) an amazing piece of social software: a Palace site is a programmable, graphical chat room - complete with avatars, cartoon balloons, games and animations - which can be used to simlate entire virtual worlds. AIP began designing Palace sites way back in the beta days of 1996. Over the next several years we created various Palace-related gizmos & doodads, many of which eventually found their way to this page.
The URL Encoder creates an ASCII-only version of any text placed into it. Its primary use is to encode URL strings into a form that can be passed via Email or Scripted Web Links without altering the actual content in any way.
AxisCMS is a unique and customizable Content Management System for small businesses, allowing you to quickly and easily manage all articles, products, blog posts, link lists, image galleries, event calendars and other pages on your website. It's the dynamic online solution for your small business, giving you total control over your content - while separating you from all that hairy code. [Click Here for a Demo]
Tod Foley created the Game Mechanics, Puzzle Designs and Mechanical Scripting methodology for this young adults edutainment/adventure CD-ROM game developed by the Judson Rosebush Company, published by Times Mirror Magazines and included in the Smithsonian's "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Ocean Voyager won the Silver Medal at the 1995 Interactive Multimedia Competition.
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"Personality is a persona, a mask. The world is a stage, the self a theatrical creation... Personality is not innate, but acquired. Like a mask, it is a thing, a fetish, a fetishistic object or commodity."