The pixel-built caricatures of the cast of the show – which featured in the show’s title sequence – appear in various game environments, depending on which part of the DVD menu the viewer is in. Project designer Sharon Lock researched a number of different games and – under heavy influence from the show’s director Graham Linehan – opted to include isometric, platform and wireframe graphic game styles, authentic to the 80s era, restyling the pixel-based versions of the show’s characters so that they looked right in each gaming environment. And, of course, each of the environments is based on an element of storyline from one of the episodes of the series. Not only does the interface brilliantly ape the chunky pixel graphics and each-screen-is-a-level type games of days gone by, but it is also accompanied by spot-on blippy gaming music.
“The audio was an important aspect of the authenticity and humour of the menus,” affirms producer Simon Whalley, “and this was provided by Matt Stronge from Jumbuck, who also worked on the original series.”
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