The As If Collective is a network of roleplayers, gamers, GMs, game designers, artists and neophiles interested in exploring and contributing to experimental applications of narrative engineering.
Every month I do 2-4 Releases: each is a minigame, a subsystem, an adventure, a table/chart, a form/sheet, or a web-based tool which will be of interest to Roleplayers, Storygamers and Interactive Fictioneers. As a member of the Collective, you get early access to all of these works in both draft and final form, with the added knowledge that you helped make them happen.
The one-page presence site of W2W recording artists BelleVoxx provided audiences with a first glimpse (and it seems, the last one) of this charismatic trio of female vocalists. The Drupal-based site included embedded videos, a forum, and a full compliment of themed Drupal 6 core features. Design by Paul Chamberlain of Cerebral Itch.
W2W Records is the new record label headed by Frank Thomas - yes, that Frank Thomas - and their debut presence page on the web is a simple but effective sampling of the musical offerings they already have in the works. With the handy jCarousel jQuery plugin by Jan Sorgalla, a fresh design by the ever-resourceful folks at Cerebral Itch and a handful of social media tools, we launched this website in record time.
When the owners of DrinkTown wanted to expand their services to include automated promotion of bar specials in the Chicago area, they contacted AIP. We created a custom Drupal Module for them called "Tweet Cron", which uses input from bar owners and customers to keep Chicago bar patrons informed of daily specials via automated Twitter messages, or "tweets".
The official website of the Las Vegas-based television program of the same name, the HomeOwner Talk website is a customized installation of AXIS CMS. Outfitted with the ever-flexible Shadowbox media player, here friends of the program can watch archived episodes and submit their own homeowner questions for consideration in future episodes. Design by Casey Wiesel of Kaleidos Creative.
CerebralItch eCards are coming to the iPhone! This promotional site - the latest addition to the CerebralItch Network - was launched in April 2009 to pre-announce the upcoming (June 2009) release of their hilarious iPhone App. With art by by Paul Chamberlain, the site features a browsable gallery of cards and invitations, using the popular Shadowbox system to display them in slideshow format.
Faced with a 24-hour deadline, the Apparel News team wished to dynamically override the contents of the Flash movie on their home page. AIP added a custom control panel to the administrative area of the website allowing them to swap out graphics on the fly, creating any promotional links they need, whenever they need them.
By special arrangement with Jon Davis, we brought back some exclusive video footage from KoRn's ass-kicking live performance in Anaheim California, March 1st, 2000. If you missed the Sick 'n Twisted Tour - or even if you didn't - you won't see shots closer than this anywhere. This video footage was a special gift from Jon to KoRn's online audience, brought to you by As If Productions and available only here.
"Under Suspicion" is a modernized remake of the French cult classic "Garde a Vue", a story full of dark secrets and psychological twists. The site was part of the marketing campaign for the motion picture of the same title, starring Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman, produced by Revelations Entertainment and TF1 International.
In March 2000, Comedy Central expanded the World of South Park site to include additional programs. The site was redesigned to accomodate the browser-based "Viewer" version of the Palace software, and over the next 9 months more than a dozen rooms were added to the site. The new rooms represented two new series airing on Comedy Central (now cancelled): The Upright Citizens Brigade and Strip Mall starring Julie Brown.
"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation… The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images."