November 3, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - In 2006, Grace Windram, was born two months prematurely. Her illness affects the tone in her legs and arms and her core muscles, affecting her muscle control and balance, her muscles in her mouth and tongue. Today, in the UK, Grace can't walk. But she's been accepted for an operation in the USA at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The operation is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, and it would remove the tightness in her legs, meaning that with intensive physiotherapy, she will be able to learn to walk. Grace's parents, Gavin and Helen Windram, were initially aiming to raise 50,000 ($80,000) for the operation. Grace's Fund is being run by the Tree of Hope Children's Charity (reg. no. 1043092). All the proceeds of this fund will go towards the operation, and her subsequent physiotherapy, equipment and treatment.
Touched by Grace's story, app company Big Ideas Digital created a special Say What You See canvas just for Grace. 'Grace's Toons', launched on 1st September, saw players trying to spot and unravel 50 well-known cartoon names in a Road-runner-esque backdrop. Players of the game managed to raise 21,000 ($34,000) in less than eight weeks for Grace's Fund.
Helen Windram, Grace's mother said: "We will be eternally grateful for the generous support that Big Idea's has given Graces Fund. Thanks to Big Ideas Digital, Grace can begin her journey to a better life."
But this is not the end for Grace's Fund. Gavin and Helen will continue to raise funds, to help with the extensive amount of aftercare she'll need in the following weeks, months and years. "On our return from USA, we will continue to fundraise for the large on-going cost (this includes intensive private physiotherapy, equipment, return follow up visit to USA and any other treatment for Grace) to enable Grace to reach her full potential."
David Stevens, Managing Director of Big Ideas Digital was thrilled by the result: ""We were delighted that our game, Say What You See: The Collection could be used to help Grace, and we'd like to thank our amazing fans and other corporate sponsors who donated so generously."
Say What You See: The Collection, sees players working their way through a virtual canvas of Pictionary- style visual puzzles, based on a particular genre, with several incarnations including Horror Films, Classic Arcade Games and Super Heroes, and has been described as "...one of the best visual puzzle games available for iOS devices" by MSN. The latest canvas "Blockbusters" is released today (Nov. 3rd). 'Blockbusters' features 50 of the highest grossing movies of the last 50 years, transformed into devious rebus puzzles, that will tax you movie trivia knowledge and hurt your cranium! But don't worry if you get stuck - there's always the handy hints system! "Blockbusters", painted by artist Amie Bolissian, is the 14th iCanvas available for the app.
Say What You See: The Collection(TM) comes with 2 free iCanvases featuring 50 puzzles. Additional iCanvases like 'Blockbusters' cost 99/59p.
Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders to bring their products and identities into the smartphone app arena. Its apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received national 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.