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In 2003, the animation company Funny Garbage partnered with Nickelodeon to create a series of games called ''Scribblevision''. They were advertised as "virtual coloring books" that allowed young players to color pictures and see their artwork become animated. These games remained on the Nick Jr. and Noggin websites until November 2009, when they were merged together and most older games were removed.
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In 2003, a company called Funny Garbage partnered with Noggin to create a game called '''''Scribblevision'''''. It was advertised as a "virtual coloring book" that allowed young players to color pictures and see their artwork become animated. The game remained on the Noggin and Nick Jr. websites until November 2009, when they were merged together and old webgames were removed.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
They were designed and developed by Funny Garbage.<ref>[http://staging.funnygarbage.com/case-study/noggin-scribblevision-app Funny Garbage's webpage detailing its work on the Scribblevision games.] Retrieved 12 Oct '19</ref> Seven different games were released in the series: a ''Moose and Zee'' game, an ''Oobi'' game, a ''Franklin'' game, and generic Scribblevision coloring books for each of the four seasons.
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The game was designed and developed by Funny Garbage.<ref>[http://staging.funnygarbage.com/case-study/noggin-scribblevision-app Funny Garbage's webpage detailing its work on the ''Scribblevision'' games.] Retrieved 12 Oct '19</ref> Thirteen different artboards were released in the series, including a ''Moose and Zee'' artboard, an ''Oobi'' artboard, a ''Franklin'' artboard, and generic Scribblevision coloring books for each of the four seasons.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20030919183121/http://www.noggin.com/games/scribblevision/index.php The link to the inaccessible homepage for ''Scribblevision''.] Retrieved 12 Oct '19</ref>
  
All of the Scribblevision games' filenames are "colormate.dcr," indicating that the working title for the series may have been ''Colormate''.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20030919183121/http://www.noggin.com/games/scribblevision/index.php The link to the inaccessible homepage for Scribblevision.] Retrieved 12 Oct '19</ref>
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According to Colin Holgate, a Funny Garbage ex-employee, the internal name for the game was ''Colormate'' because it was a trend around this time period to add "mate" as a suffix to the names of software utilities. The game won first place in the "Brand Image and Positioning" category at the 21st Annual Mark Awards.<ref>[https://www.multichannel.com/news/21st-annual-mark-awards-networks-and-content-providers-152586 List of 21st Annual Mark Awards winners.] Retrieved 18 Oct '19</ref>
 
 
The games won first place in the "Brand Image and Positioning" category at the 21st Annual Mark Awards.<ref>[https://www.multichannel.com/news/21st-annual-mark-awards-networks-and-content-providers-152586 List of 21st Annual Mark Awards winners.] Retrieved 18 Oct '19</ref>
 
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Although the Scribblevision pages had been archived several times on Archive.org, the Scribblevision games are all completely unplayable, due to the fact that they were Shockwave DCR files.
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Each artboard requires its own anim.dcr, splash.jpg and start.jpg files. None of these were saved by Wayback until 2011, by which point Noggin redirected to Nick Jr. The ''Scribblevision'' game resurfaced when it was included in [http://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint BlueMaxima's Flashpoint] starting with version 9.0. Although some files are missing, the game is partially playable.<ref>[https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/datahub/Game_Master_List BlueMaxima's Flashpoint's Game Master List.] Retrieved 30 Apr '21</ref>
  
 
==Photo Gallery==
 
==Photo Gallery==
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
Scribblevision-plants.jpg|A screenshot of the springtime game.
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Scribblevision-plants.jpg|A screenshot of the springtime artboard.
OobiandGrampu1.png|Homepage for the ''Oobi'' game.
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OobiandGrampu1.png|Homepage for the ''Oobi'' artboard.
 
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==External Links==
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==External Link==
*[https://oobi.fandom.com/wiki/Oobi%27s_Day_with_Grampu Article on the Oobi Wiki for Scribblevision.]
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*[https://oobi.fandom.com/wiki/Oobi%27s_Day_with_Grampu Article on the Oobi Wiki for ''Scribblevision''.] Retrieved 18 Oct '19
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 09:24, 1 May 2021

Scribblevision.jpg

A screenshot of one of the games.

Status: Partially Lost

In 2003, a company called Funny Garbage partnered with Noggin to create a game called Scribblevision. It was advertised as a "virtual coloring book" that allowed young players to color pictures and see their artwork become animated. The game remained on the Noggin and Nick Jr. websites until November 2009, when they were merged together and old webgames were removed.

Description

The game was designed and developed by Funny Garbage.[1] Thirteen different artboards were released in the series, including a Moose and Zee artboard, an Oobi artboard, a Franklin artboard, and generic Scribblevision coloring books for each of the four seasons.[2]

According to Colin Holgate, a Funny Garbage ex-employee, the internal name for the game was Colormate because it was a trend around this time period to add "mate" as a suffix to the names of software utilities. The game won first place in the "Brand Image and Positioning" category at the 21st Annual Mark Awards.[3]

Availability

Each artboard requires its own anim.dcr, splash.jpg and start.jpg files. None of these were saved by Wayback until 2011, by which point Noggin redirected to Nick Jr. The Scribblevision game resurfaced when it was included in BlueMaxima's Flashpoint starting with version 9.0. Although some files are missing, the game is partially playable.[4]

Photo Gallery

External Link

References