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Windows Media Player Design Showcase

light years beyond the competition.

The Skins Factory was widely considered to be the world's best designer + developer of Windows Media Player Skins - in fact, Microsoft and their partners considered us the provider to go to. Our releases continuously broke download records while raising the bar and setting the stan­dards. Skins Factory designed Windows Media Player skins shipped on Windows OS, while media companies like Disney, Alienware, Warner Bros. Entertainment and others, harnessed our talent to digitally promote their most valuable assets. The tactile nature of the designs coupled with our boundless imagination, is still to this day, perfect for modern, in-game user interface design.

We have created over 120+ WMP skins. Here’s a look at a few…

 

Alienware Aurora Star Wars Edition  Client: Alienware Corporation    The Skins Factory was contracted by Alienware Corporation to create an entire Windows desktop theme, including this custom Windows Media Player skin based on the style of the Rebellion's ships. Available only when you purchased the Alienware Aurora Star Wars Edition computers. The suite Included a custom Windows Media Player skin, set of 35 Star Wars inspired icons, custom desktop and wallpapers designed around custom images created by Alienware's in-house design team.

Alienware Aurora Star Wars Edition
Client: Alienware Corporation

The Skins Factory was contracted by Alienware Corporation to create an entire Windows desktop theme, including this custom Windows Media Player skin based on the style of the Rebellion's ships. Available only when you purchased the Alienware Aurora Star Wars Edition computers. The suite Included a custom Windows Media Player skin, set of 35 Star Wars inspired icons, custom desktop and wallpapers designed around custom images created by Alienware's in-house design team.


 
Need for Speed: Underground  Client: Electronic Arts + Microsoft  The Official Need For Speed Underground skin sports 7 custom paint jobs, full sound events, open/close shutter, custom intro animation and many other features. Interested in reading about the game or seeing some screen shots? Engage the "iMode" by clicking the button marked with an "i". Presented by Windows XP, Electronic Arts and The Skins Factory. Part of the Windows XP Extras Program.

Need for Speed: Underground
Client: Electronic Arts + Microsoft

The Official Need For Speed Underground skin sports 7 custom paint jobs, full sound events, open/close shutter, custom intro animation and many other features. Interested in reading about the game or seeing some screen shots? Engage the "iMode" by clicking the button marked with an "i". Presented by Windows XP, Electronic Arts and The Skins Factory. Part of the Windows XP Extras Program.


 
RAVE MP  Client: Go Video  Like its real world counterpart the RAVE-MP Windows Media Player skin is long on ergonomic design and ripe with intuitive construction. With 4 distinct color schemes, RAVE-MP is the new name in cool when it comes to player skins. Sporting sleek tribal patterns and colors that could only have been plucked from the slickest paint palette, we guarantee to make even the most square user - hip.

RAVE MP
Client: Go Video

Like its real world counterpart the RAVE-MP Windows Media Player skin is long on ergonomic design and ripe with intuitive construction. With 4 distinct color schemes, RAVE-MP is the new name in cool when it comes to player skins. Sporting sleek tribal patterns and colors that could only have been plucked from the slickest paint palette, we guarantee to make even the most square user - hip.


 
Disney Pixar's EVE  Client: Under License from The Walt Disney Company  Designed and created for the Official Disney/Pixar EVE Windows XP desktop theme kit powered by The Skins Factory's Hyperdesk Windows theme application. Styled after EVE's high-gloss white body and blue LEDs. We also included a special Buy n Large variant edition of the skin. The Windows Media Player skin is no longer available. Images Copyright. Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Disney Pixar's EVE
Client: Under License from The Walt Disney Company

Designed and created for the Official Disney/Pixar EVE Windows XP desktop theme kit powered by The Skins Factory's Hyperdesk Windows theme application. Styled after EVE's high-gloss white body and blue LEDs. We also included a special Buy n Large variant edition of the skin. The Windows Media Player skin is no longer available. Images Copyright. Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


 
Lost Planet  Client: Capcom  Capcom and The Skins Factory delivered the sub-zero, hyper-cool Windows Media Player 10 skin for the hit video game, Lost Planet. This exciting Windows Media Player 10 skin includes features like dual shutters, a retractable button compartment, sound FX, animations, a searchable playlist and many exciting stills and information from the upcoming game release of -- Lost Planet.

Lost Planet
Client: Capcom

Capcom and The Skins Factory delivered the sub-zero, hyper-cool Windows Media Player 10 skin for the hit video game, Lost Planet. This exciting Windows Media Player 10 skin includes features like dual shutters, a retractable button compartment, sound FX, animations, a searchable playlist and many exciting stills and information from the upcoming game release of -- Lost Planet.


 
Alienware ALXMorph  Client: Alienware Corporation  The Skins Factory began skin construction with an unknown, interstellar alloy and deep onyx blacks. We then constructed an introduction animation that is not only rich in genre sound effects, but contains two bi-directional, gyroscopic ring rotations. The animation utilizes over 135 individual animation frames. Pushing the creative envelope that other studios can only hope to keep up with? You betcha. Part of a complete Windows desktop theme.

Alienware ALXMorph
Client: Alienware Corporation

The Skins Factory began skin construction with an unknown, interstellar alloy and deep onyx blacks. We then constructed an introduction animation that is not only rich in genre sound effects, but contains two bi-directional, gyroscopic ring rotations. The animation utilizes over 135 individual animation frames. Pushing the creative envelope that other studios can only hope to keep up with? You betcha. Part of a complete Windows desktop theme.


 
Alienware ALXMorph  Client: Alienware Corporation  The Skins Factory began skin construction with a palette of lab whites and deep onyx blacks. We then constructed an introduction animation that is not only rich in genre sound effects, but contains two bi-directional, gyroscopic ring rotations. The animation utilizes over 135 individual animation frames. Part of a complete Windows desktop theme.

Alienware ALXMorph
Client: Alienware Corporation

The Skins Factory began skin construction with a palette of lab whites and deep onyx blacks. We then constructed an introduction animation that is not only rich in genre sound effects, but contains two bi-directional, gyroscopic ring rotations. The animation utilizes over 135 individual animation frames. Part of a complete Windows desktop theme.


 
MechAssault  Client: XBOX  Transform your Windows Media Player into a 31st century Mech! Microsoft's XBOX division contracted The Skins Factory to bring the look and fury of the MechAssault universe to Windows Media Player. What resulted, was one of our most intriguing animated skins yet - fully animated with sonic boom speakers. If a 48-ton Mech carried an 800-pound boom box to a death match, it might very well look like this.

MechAssault
Client: XBOX

Transform your Windows Media Player into a 31st century Mech! Microsoft's XBOX division contracted The Skins Factory to bring the look and fury of the MechAssault universe to Windows Media Player. What resulted, was one of our most intriguing animated skins yet - fully animated with sonic boom speakers. If a 48-ton Mech carried an 800-pound boom box to a death match, it might very well look like this.


 
Alienware: Superman Special Edition  Client: Alienware Corporation  Alienware released limited-edition desktop & notebook systems inspired by DC Comics iconic Super Hero, Superman. Each system also includes a specially-designed Superman Windows desktop theme, custom icon set, wallpaper and an incredibly cool Windows Media Player skin. It is not available for download. SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s06)

Alienware: Superman Special Edition
Client: Alienware Corporation

Alienware released limited-edition desktop & notebook systems inspired by DC Comics iconic Super Hero, Superman. Each system also includes a specially-designed Superman Windows desktop theme, custom icon set, wallpaper and an incredibly cool Windows Media Player skin. It is not available for download. SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s06)


 
Half-Life 2  Client: Valve + Microsoft  Contracted by Microsoft and Valve, we set out to create a skin that lead character Gordon might use if he was walking around the Half-Life 2 universe listening/viewing his favorite media files. Complete with a double shutter that the end-user can open and close with a click of the mouse, ripe with introduction animation sound effects and more images than you could shake a crowbar at.

Half-Life 2
Client: Valve + Microsoft

Contracted by Microsoft and Valve, we set out to create a skin that lead character Gordon might use if he was walking around the Half-Life 2 universe listening/viewing his favorite media files. Complete with a double shutter that the end-user can open and close with a click of the mouse, ripe with introduction animation sound effects and more images than you could shake a crowbar at.


 
The Bionic Dot  Client: Microsoft Corporation  An outstanding example as to why The Skins Factory is considered the best in the business, this is a limited Edition version of one of the Windows Media Player 9 Series skins shipping with Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition. This skin comes in 4 distinct, high-glossy vibrant colors. The full version of The Bionic Dot (only found in Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition) contains many more colors and variants to choose from.

The Bionic Dot
Client: Microsoft Corporation

An outstanding example as to why The Skins Factory is considered the best in the business, this is a limited Edition version of one of the Windows Media Player 9 Series skins shipping with Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition. This skin comes in 4 distinct, high-glossy vibrant colors. The full version of The Bionic Dot (only found in Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition) contains many more colors and variants to choose from.


 
Age of Mythology  Client: Microsoft Game Studios  The Skins Factory was selected by Microsoft Game Studios to create a custom branded Windows Media Player skin to help digitally promote this highly anticipated sequel to the Age of Empires game series. This was part of an entire Age of Mythology themed Windows desktop theme. Special Thanks to the folks at Ensemble Studios and of course our friends at Microsoft Game Studios.

Age of Mythology
Client: Microsoft Game Studios

The Skins Factory was selected by Microsoft Game Studios to create a custom branded Windows Media Player skin to help digitally promote this highly anticipated sequel to the Age of Empires game series. This was part of an entire Age of Mythology themed Windows desktop theme. Special Thanks to the folks at Ensemble Studios and of course our friends at Microsoft Game Studios.


 
The Professional  Client: Microsoft Corporation  The Professional was first made available when you purchased Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition. Microsoft commissioned The Skins Factory to create a series of Windows Media Player 9 skins for the Media Edition pack. For The Professional, we opted for a clean and elegant look. The skin has two distinct textures available within the one skin - a highly-polished slate and a soft, blond wood.

The Professional
Client: Microsoft Corporation

The Professional was first made available when you purchased Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition. Microsoft commissioned The Skins Factory to create a series of Windows Media Player 9 skins for the Media Edition pack. For The Professional, we opted for a clean and elegant look. The skin has two distinct textures available within the one skin - a highly-polished slate and a soft, blond wood.