Welcome to NY, Taylor
original illustration, design, and web development
appx. 30hrs, Dec. 2015
deceptively difficult and intuitive web game, called “awesome” by many of my unbiased Facebook friends
One day at the height of Taylor Swift’s 1989’s popularity, my friends and I (who aren’t necessarily huge fans, but have grown up with her) noticed how many of her song lyrics contain references to cars and driving.
Spoiler alert: it’s a lot
So I decided to turn it into a game.
TSwizzles, illustrated by me
Hello, Player! Meet Taylor.
Taylor Swift recently moved to New York. Now you can recreate her journey!
Drive Taylor 890 miles from Nashville, TN to Manhattan, NY by naming the song titles of her on-the-road lyrics. This is your chance to show off just how long you’ve loved her. Beware, expert album-hopping knowledge is required.
Bottom progress bar
Are we there yet? Just. how. close. is TSwizzles to New York? Important questions.
auto-selected Input field
No clicking around. Every second counts. This city doesn’t sleep.
Implemented with layered PNGs, jQuery animations, and some good ‘ol math functions.
100% authentically handcrafted, just like New York’s $10 lattes.
Countdown and input field are smack in the middle. No distractions. Tunnel vision is expected on your single-minded quest to the Big Apple.
CONFETTI AT THE END
Implemented with Canvas. Congrats, Tay, you made it. Have a cronut.