Brian R. Smith

Writing stories about færies and demons 

Brian R. Smith

Mastery Journal


Full Sail University mobile gaming master's

World War I Flying Circus (WWIFC) New User Interface (UI).



I recorded this video to get your opinion on two major changes to WWIFC's UI. Let me know what you like, do not like, or if you have suggestions or changes for something even better.


First, I changed from text based buttons to icons. Tell me if this still make sense for you to find your way around the game.


Second, in order to get the 27 different biplane maneuvers on a small hand-held device screen I had to create a two-thumb driven design. Here, your left thumb selects whether you will be going left, straight, or right. And, your right-thumb can select your speed of slow, cruising, or fast.