For the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear, the Japanese games publisher Konami has a special virtual interactive gift for fans of the game.
Users are given their own virtual drawing board after registering on artstudio.metalgearsolid.com via their own Facebook or Twitter account.
They can then draw and save for all time their favourite characters from Metal Gear with the aid of a unique set of creative tools. And, to ensure that users achieve the closest possible approximation to the inimitable style of the popular illustrator, the tool simulates the original utensils.
In this way, every creative talent, beginner and professional alike, can imitate the work of their idol and simultaneously enjoy the applause of the fan community as the creative act progresses, because all users have an opportunity to follow the creation of each masterpiece in real time and inspire the artist to new heights with live feed via a chat module.
This is an AIR application for Windows which has bundled within it both the Python script used to modify swf data as well as a standalone version of Python 2.7 to execute the script. This is all accomplished through a drag and drop mechanism – couldn’t be simpler. (via Joseph Labrecque)