Sheffield-based digital agency Team Cooper has developed their first game for the BBC, creating an online accompaniment to Dick and Dom’s Hoopla for the CBBC website. Hoopla is the latest series from CBBC’s legendary duo Dick and Dom, featuring a raucous circus of games, rides and special guests.
Team Cooper’s game features a colourful array of stalls, each with their own zany take on classic fairground attractions: Dunk Dick and Dom with sticky stuff in Snot Shot. Navigate your claw through the traps to grab the right prizes in Grabby Grab. Try and make the characters riding wobbly crockery throw up in Plate Sick Spin. And knock the pesky Clown Kids down a duck or two in our Duck Down shooting gallery!
Each game features a shared keyboard option so audiences can play with (or against) their friends then save their scores using their CBBC ID. Audiences earn tokens as they play the game which can then be spent on daft prizes at the Hoopla prize stall. Amazing feats of gameplay also unlock special achievements which get recorded in players’ own personal hall of fame! The games also feature animated versions of Dick and Dom; voiced by the duo themselves.
Emma Cooper, digital production director at Team Cooper, said: “I’m so proud of what the team has produced I think the games are loads of fun. This is our first big commission from the BBC and we’ve really relished the challenge of finding ways to torment Dick and Dom. Dick and Dom and the Hoopla team have a point of view and approach that is very similar to our own and working with the CBBC team has been great fun.”
The CBBC’s Digital Production Team on this project are Mark Owen, Aidan Castelli, Sophie Bradshaw, Claire Miller and Will Storer.
Dick and Dom’s Hoopla was filmed at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Devon – a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that houses the National Fairground Collection filled with vintage fairground exhibits, rides and displays.