London group Foresight New Media, designer of websites for Trainspotting and Paul Smith, has a major hit on its hands with its site promoting the video release of Starship Troopers. Taking the form of an online strategy game comprising four missions, the site has proved so popular that registration was closed last week, but was due to re-open on 11 December. Players are e-mailed weekly intelligence and performance reports and are given tips on team members. Try to get in at www.starshiptroopers.co.uk. Meanwhile, former staff members Glen Collins (ex-online marketing director) and Maurice Wheeler (account manager) have left to set up online marketing agency Digital Outlook Communications.
The studio’s work for the Australian brand includes a recyclable packaging solution, with “a little bit of theatre built in”.
The Design Council will work with the Mayor’s office to seek out and develop “innovation teams” to help the city bounce back from Covid.
Special Projects has designed the Moving Buttons concept, which could allow 50 people to use a screen every hour without touching the same spot.
Shift Agency will allow past and present students of the Shift education programme to work on client briefs and add to their portfolio.