Facemaker Title screen
Title screen


Facemaker description

To educational a games approach with caution - many of them too little gameplay, it is very easy or primitive, and they offer training focused on very very young audience. That is, if we are going to talk about the games of the 1990s and under. But attempts to create a child-friendly things were made before, in the eighties, and they were savage and merciless. Released in 1982 Facemaker - a vivid example.

By and large the account before us is a program to compile an identikit. We choose one of the options of the different parts of the head and face in particular (mouth, nose, eyes, lips, ears, hair) and admire the result - a portrait in CGA palette. As additional entertainment you can get created a face to portray any emotion - for example, to smile or to cry. You'll find a game you want to play a sequence of facial exercises presented by the computer. That's all we can offer Facemaker.

As game project DesignWare and Spinnaker Software is a minimal interest, but how interesting artifact that demonstrates the process of creative search in the genre of entertainment for children at the dawn of the industry, it can attract someone's attention.

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Source: Archive.org, Mobygames.com


Tandy Corporation
Spinnaker Software Corporation