May 10, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Indie developers Big Ideas Digital are proud to announce that their second iPhone game, Say What You See: The Collection(TM) 2.0 has become the #1 free game on the UK Apple App Store after just seven days. At the time of writing, it's currently sitting at #1 in the free games chart in the UK Apple App Store, and is also the #2 free app (all categories).
While it can take some apps months to climb into the upper echelons of the chart, Say What You See's addictive rebus-puzzles have managed to work their way into people's hearts in just seven days.
The recently updated free-to-download game (which was recently described as "The most fun visual puzzle game in the App Store" by the Free App Hero app) involves spotting themed pop culture references in a beautifully hand-painted scenes (or iCanvases). Each scene is downloaded separately, so that players only have to acquire the iCanvases for subjects that spark their interest.
The 2.0 release last week also debuted a new artist for Say What You See(TM), Gary Lucken, better known to his fans as 'Army of Trolls'. Gary is famous for his unique pixel art style, which emulates the blocky look of old video games. Fittingly he contributed an iCanvas that asked players to spot old arcade game titles. Told of the app's success in his studio this morning, he said: "I'm really happy that Say What You See and my arcade canvas is doing so well - unfortunately my dog Pixel (who stars as one of the puzzles) has totally let the fame go to his head - where am I supposed to get gold bones from?"
Big Ideas Digital are planning to release new iCanvases regularly. The next canvas, '80's Pop' will be released in June.
Praise for our previous game, Say What You See: Music Fest
"*****" - AppSafari
"9/10" - AppTilt
"For a developer to get it so right on their first try is very impressive indeed." - Pocket Gamer
"It's become something of a regular request in our house and looks set to replace bedtime stories for some time." - Wired.co.uk
"A curiously addictive time-sink." - Eurogamer
"Make a dive for the Nyquil, 'cause this app is going viral." - iPhone Appidemic
"I enjoyed the heck out of See What You Say, and I give it my personal recommendation." - Apple Gazette
"Danger! Red alert! Danger! This is one of those games that gets into my brain and won't let go." - Invert Y
"A cracking little time waster..." - Mortis, forum
About Army of Trolls:
Army of Trolls is the portfolio of London born, video game obsessed artist Gary J Lucken. Working from his Computer in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, surrounded by Japanese toys and piles of old 2D video games Gary produces a unique brand of colorful artwork heavily influenced by the video games, toys and pop culture he loves so much.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 8.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Say What You See: The Collection 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders like BP, Warners and British Military Fitness to help bring their products and identities into the smartphone app arena. Its apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received worldwide media coverage and have been highly rated by many users. Big Ideas aims to create fun, accessible apps that anyone can enjoy. Copyright (C) 2011 Big Ideas Digital. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.