Built Using: Flash CS4 + ActionScript 3
Deployed On: 4 Sony Vaio L-Series Touchscreen PCs
Browser Used: Firefox 3.6 with R-kiosk Plugin
Used During: E3 2010 at the SouthPeak Games Booth
The purpose of the interactive kiosk for the booth at E3 was to offer additional information on the games being demonstrated in the booth and to give information on titles that weren’t available to play in the booth. Information for each of the eight games on the kiosk included an overview, feature list, trailer, and screenshots. More detailed information on these aspects below.
The kiosk’s main menu has the eight titles contained within touch-clickable buttons that take you to the game’s overview page. The main menu items alternate between a short, stylized video clip and the game’s logo. The kiosk returns to the main menu after three minutes of no user interaction.
Once a game is selected from the main menu, you are taken to each game’s overview page. The overview page is a textual overview of the game and also contains three additional options on the right side of the kiosk as well as a back button which returns you to the main menu. The featured page, which isn’t demonstrated here, is textual information laid out similarly to the game overview page.
The screenshots page follows the overall format of the overview page, but the focus of this page is media. A large central window displays the current screenshot. Controls on the left allow you to select a screenshot to enlarge and scroll up or down to view additional screenshots. Again we have the three information options on the right side as well as the back button which takes you back to the main menu.
The game trailer page shifts focus to the game’s official trailer. Game trailer’s begin playback automatically and can be muted, paused, or scrubbed through using the semi-transparent controls at the bottom of the video. During video playback the timeout function which resets the kiosk is disabled and is re-enabled when the video is paused, stopped, or completed.
Kiosk Installations at E3 2010
Kiosk preparation during E3 setup:
Kiosks installed and in place:
Watching a trailer on the kiosk:
Kiosk active during the show: