My Echo Lake Scrapbook
Mackerel Interactive Media was hired in 1994 to develop the design of a program which would eventually be known as Echo Lake.
Released in 1995, Echo Lake was marketed as a multimedia family album, a program where you could collect your family stories, along with audio and video, and create books you could share with your family. Critics loved it, charmed by the rustic log cabin setting and the way the program helped revisit happy memories.
It was a killer project.

Gallery of final artwork

Evolution: from demo to shipping

The story as I remember it

Some of this is © 2001 Kevin Steele.
I'm not even sure who controls Echo lake / Family Album Creator now...
Text version 12.01.01
3D Renderings by Jeramy Cooke