Saturday, December 20, 2008

Idle Ballad: The Ballad of John Riccitiello

A while ago Idle Thumbs restarted as a (weekly) podcast. It's over an hour of mind blowing funny chatter about games.

Some podcasts also contain a funny song, which you can also download from the idle thumbs website.

One of the running gags on the forum is registering domain names related to the episodes, often with a funny splash page. For example:

Anyway, Episode 10 of the Idle Thumbs podcast contained an awesome song called "The Ballad of John Riccitiello". This song gave me the idea to create a nice animation along side of it. The animation is completely HTML, CSS and Javascript base. Flash is only used to play the MP3 file.

You can view this animation here: