The 2014 Artgig Holiday Card

Mon, Dec. 15 2014

Each year we try to do something nice for our friends and clients in the form of a custom Artgig holiday card. Like most holiday endeavors, this exercise is often completed under an intense deadline with an extra helping of stress as we attempt to create something worthy of sharing, while keeping to other work obligations. The holiday card “project” becomes that old friend, who you really want to see, but who shows up at the most inopportune moment. This is partly why we celebrated our Christmas party in July this year.

I think we set the bar pretty high with last year’s Holiday Card Generator, which assembles random holiday greetings from a bank of sentence parts and images, so the pressure was on this year. Fortunately, we caught a bit of a break in November and seized the opportunity to re-engineer and re-gift a card from holidays past. If you recognize this year’s Holiday “Catch” game, then you must have known us way back in 2008 when we first made it in Flash. Ahh, 2008 - Flash was still bossing all things web interactive and flaunting its ubiquitous-ness and the iPhone was still just a baby. Needless to say, it’s unlikely we’ll make any more games in Flash, so we made this game again in HTML5, because it’s worth sharing with our ever growing family of friends and supporters, most of whom did not know us 6 years ago.

So, without further delay…

Enjoy the wonder of technology and the magic of the season.

Catch the presents - not the bombs!

Happy Holidays.