Old Jack’s Boat

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Released23rd January 2013

Code - Richard Davey

Graphics - Tom Waterhouse

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About

Based on the CBeebies TV show Old Jack’s Boat, staring Bernard Cribbins, Helen Lederer and Freema Agyeman our game allows little adventurers to peer into the depths of the sea and uncover the colourful characters living down below.

The TV Show

“Old Jack’s Boat is a brand new show on CBeebies and features Children’s TV legend Bernard Cribbins as ‘Old Jack’,  a retired fisherman who lives in a little village on the North Yorkshire Coast.  Helped along by a cast of colourful characters, ‘Old Jack’ tells tall stories from inside his old fishing boat. The series is a mix of live action and animation which allows Old Jack to wander along the seabed, visit tropical islands and fly high in the air on balloons always accompanied by his faithful dog, Salty.”

Designing for Children

As with all CBeebies projects we have to take a very different approach to the design and implementation due to the age ranges involved. For example buttons use iconography, not text, and the game needs to cater for ‘inaccurate’ touch events and other random elements that 3 year old’s can inflict upon your mobile device.

Point your mobile browser at Cbeebies to find the fish.

 

How to play our HTML5 games

While all of our games work in both mobile and desktop browsers a lot of the sites they are embedded in are mobile only.

To get around this either make sure you play our game using a mobile web browser or install a User Agent spoofing extension. We recommend the User-Agent Switcher for Chrome.

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  • September 4th 2013 at 4:13 am

    oops :( i’m asian, so i cant play the game that only be played in the UK :(

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