The Wick Editor is wrapping up our Mozilla Open Source Support Award! Our community is growing, users are finding new and exciting ways to create projects, and we’ve just released our newest versions on desktop, mobile and tablet to compliment our web editor!

Two Flashies Lounging in the sun by Alyssa Lee

What is the Wick Editor?

The Wick Editor is a free and open source tool for creating animations, games and everything in-between. It lives entirely in the browser at www.wickeditor.com, making it available on any computer with an internet connection. …


Welcome to the Youth Zone! MozFest, Mozilla’s yearly festival blending art, technology, makers, and society, has opened our call for proposals! This year the festival is all online, and the Youth Zone is looking for young people (and those young at heart) to submit session ideas.

A young boy in the Youth Zone creates an interactive coding project while two educators look over their shoulder.

What is the Youth Zone?

The Youth Zone is a fun, creative, crafty adventure. It’s a Space where young people, students, educators, and creators collaborate to design and share original art, music, games, and stories. Participants can join us to hear from young creators using technology to change the world around them. …


We’re happy to announce that the Wick Editor has received a Mozilla Open Source Support Award for 2020! This grant will focus on improving access to the Wick Editor, and the tool’s overall accessibility.

What is the Wick Editor?

The Wick Editor is a free and open source tool for creating animations, games and everything in-between. It lives entirely in the browser at www.wickeditor.com, making it available on any computer with an internet connection. We have aimed to make the tool a user-friendly experience for beginners and intermediate creators everywhere who might not otherwise have access to another multimedia tool!

We’ve been developing Wick Editor…


This year has been incredible for the Wick Editor. With our Mozilla Open Source Support grant, we’ve been able to tackle so many problems facing our tool and community, while creating a better experience for beginners looking to create their first animations, games and interactive projects! Here’s what we were able to do.

The new Wick Editor Logo! (Made in Wick Editor!)

What have we made?

The new Wick Editor 1.0

We’ve spent the last year working with hundreds of beginner animators, students, teachers, and curious creators to create the new Wick Editor 1.0 interface. With the help of our designer Anna Gusman, we were able to create the new editor.


Today, we’re excited to share some amazing news. The Wick Editor has received a Mozilla Open Source Support grant, which will allow us to focus on developing the Wick Editor full-time for the coming months.

The Wick Editor has received a grant from the Mozilla Open Source Support program

What is the Wick Editor?

The Wick Editor is a free and open source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It lives entirely in the browser at www.wickeditor.com, making it available on any computer with an internet connection. The tool is inspired heavily by software like Macromedia Flash and HyperCard, which brought about some of the greatest innovations in independent animation and game development.

We’ve been making the…


For the last few weeks, Team HealthTech has been putting the finishing touches on our interactive modules. From our characters, to our game play, to the animations that bring our scenes to life, we’ve been doing our best to ensure that the final deliverables we produce are of professional quality. Yet, throughout this process, much of the actual implementation of our games has happened in a personal bubble.

An in-progress snapshot of an interactive game.

Implementation, in this context, refers to the actual coding of our project, rather than the other aspects of the modules. Our visual design, basic interactions, and overall game feel has been designed…


Team HealthTech has developed initial prototypes and designs for our games. Now, it’s time to refine, and refresh our concepts, getting them ready for production.

Grounding our prototypes for production.

Our refined list of scenarios has gone from 65 ideas, to 20 sketches, down to 8 prototypes. Before realizing our prototypes in high-definition and creating playable demos, the team sat back down and once again refined our understanding of each interaction. Taking in our initial testing feedback, client discussions, and information from our internal play tests, the team made sure to clarify several key aspects of the interactions.

Time Bounds

We’ve been careful to prototype…


Commenting, replying and sharing posts on social media presents an opportunity that most can’t pass up. Interacting with posts can be incredibly enticing. Liking, retweeting and replying helps a user build their own presence, curate their own online persona, and show their appreciation for other people’s contents. Yet while users are building their profiles, with each share comes the potential to connect their account with topics and people they don’t want to be associated with. …


The characters of “Dumb Ways to Die” a campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne

Convincing someone to change a habit or try something new is fairly difficult. A person’s sense of individualism can make them resistant to suggestions, especially when they know that they are being persuaded. So how do you provide meaningful information that convinces someone to alter a behavior without directly convincing them of it? This week, we looked at a very successful example of this, “Dumb Ways to Die”.

“Dumb Ways to Die” was a campaign developed by Metro Trains in Melbourne Australia designed to promote safety around trains. Through it’s quirky cast of characters, interactive application, and subversive advertising style…


Connected Health, a Concierge Medicine Facility in Wexford, PA. source: www.bizjournals.com

Previously, on HealthTech 2018, we discussed our client kick-off meeting, defining the scope of our project, and starting our exploratory research.

This week we explored the exciting world of Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care, concepts our team had never seen first hand.

Concierge Medicine, also known as retainer-medicine and membership medicine, refers to when a primary care physician charges a membership fee in exchange for enhanced care. This can include decreased patient loads ensuring fast service and, in some cases, having a closer relationship with the physician themselves…

Luca Damasco

Luca Damasco likes making things that help people make things. He is the co-creator of www.WickEditor.com.

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