Supermassive Games

Video games studio website.

Supermassive Games

  • Supermassive Games

    Supermassive Games are a BAFTA award winning video games studio based in Guildford UK. They're renowned for the smash hit Until Dawn and their regular innovative works with latest gaming technologies.

  • Until Dawn PS4 cover art


New website development

On a rapid success curve, Supermassive Games identified the opportunity to better reflect their core values and proposition with a new website. Impressed with our previous work for Lionhead Studios, and our ideas and approach, Supermassive Games chose Moov2 as their partner for delivering their new website.



Content first

We understand that even the best systems in the world are only as good as the content they facilitate. We, therefore, worked closely with the Senior Editorial Producer to define a content strategy as the first order of business.

After establishing content experts within Supermassive Games, we explored the possible content formats that would be necessary to display on the website. With a sample of real content, the user interface began to be devised to offer the best experience to the end users.


  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood screenshot
  • Tumble VR screenshot

Design

We created a beautiful website tailored to Supermassive Games own requirements with a custom designed theme and complimentary pattern library.

Supermassive Games website screenshots


Wireframing

Taking a mobile-first approached we developed a set of interactive wireframes to represent how content would be laid out and navigated to on the site, across different screen sizes.

Supermassive Games Mobile Wireframes

Mobile-first wireframes produced to ensure strong hierarchy of content and IA.



Visual designs

With content and structure decided on, the next step was to make the site look beautiful. Form should never interfere with function but they are not mutually exclusive tenets and a high calibre of both is what we strive to achieve. We supplied Supermassive Games with design options and worked with them to fine tune these into a visually stunning website.

Supermassive Games website mobile design screenshots



  • Pattern Library

    A pattern library provides a reusable set of visual components for use in web page layouts. Building up a pattern library offers numerous benefits for the design and development process whilst resulting in a fantastic suite of cut-and-paste design options for content managers. This enures a consistent experience for the user, a technically sound implementation that will deliver great performance and a responsive experience that will work across devices.

    Particularly for a CMS the addition of a pattern library is an incredibly valuable tool as it affords content managers lots of flexibilty without relying on heavy coding skills or breaking from design guidelines.

  • Supermassive Games pattern library screenshot


  • Azure website hosting

    Cloud hosting has fast become the norm for hosting websites. Scaleability allows businesses to save money during normal traffic periods by utilising fewer resources but with the option to scale up (more power) and out (more machines) should traffic get a boost. As a high profile games studio this is a useful tool to be able to leverage for Supermassive Games. Microsoft Azure was chosen as the platform on which to host the new website.



  • Content management

    A content management system allows a business to manage any new content and content changes to their site. This is an imperative function for any modern day company site and the platform chosen for Supermassive Games was OrchardCMS.



Training

Taking advantage of the OrchardCMS, Supermassive Games would be in charge of keeping the website content up to date. A training session was provided to get the Supermassive Games team up to speed with their new website, OrchardCMS and the pattern library.


  • Until Dawn screenshot
  • Little Big Planet 2 screenshot

  • From initial discussions to final rollout Moov2 were a pleasure to work with. All of us at Supermassive Games are delighted with the new site.
    • Avatar of Greg Howson
    • Greg Howson
      Director of Communications
      Supermassive Games