April 24, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands - NoMoreMouse today is pleased to announce BAM! Jr. 1.1.0 for iOS, a major update to their highly successful matching Game for 2 - 8 preschoolers, where the pace of gameplay gets faster and faster until all players but the winner are eliminated. At the start of the game, each player chooses one of eight different colored shapes. During gameplay, the eight shapes are displayed randomly, and each player in turn must quickly tap on the screen when their chosen shape appears, with the last remaining player the winner.
An ideal game for preschool children and their families, BAM! Jr. starts off as great fun and builds to wild hysteria. With a group of preschool kids seated on the floor in a circle, the iDevice is in the center. At the start of a game, each player in the circle chooses one of the eight different shapes. When everyone has chosen a shape, touching Go begins the game.
Eight Different Shapes:
* Blue duck on a yellow background
* Green car on a magenta background
* Cyan bird on a red background
* White robot on a gray background
* Yellow flower on a blue background
* Magenta frog on a green background
* Red fish on a cyan background
* Gray airplane on a white background
Initially, each shape is displayed for a few seconds, making identification easy. The sound of an alarm clock being wound up is heard throughout the game, and at the start, it is being wound slowly. As the game continues, the winding sound effect remains at the same pitch, but the winding becomes progressively faster. As the rounds go by, the shapes are displayed faster and faster. The combination of the sound effects and visual flashing induces convulsive laughter in young children as they try desperately to keep up.
* Fast-paced matching game for 2 - 8 players
* No ads, just a fun game for kids
* Tap the screen when your shape is displayed
* Shapes are displayed at an increasing rate of speed as gameplay continues
* Challenging matching game that improves coordination and recognition
By the time 50 shapes have been displayed, they appear at the rate of two or more per second, which poses quite a challenge to children and adults alike. With practice, however, players may reach 100 shapes or more by the time a winner is declared. Fortunately, there is no penalty for tapping the screen when a shape that no one has chosen is displayed. Players are eliminated when they fail to tap on the screen fast enough when their shape is displayed. Relying on color matching, easier and faster, is a risky strategy, because the color combinations are reversed between the first four shapes and backgrounds and the last four shapes and backgrounds.
"BAM! Jr. is the game that kids and families never get enough of," commented Gideon Rijnders of NoMoreMouse. "Don't blink, keep your eyes on the screen, wait for your shape, and then BAM!"
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 10.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
BAM! Jr. 1.1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, NoMoreMouse was founded by Gideon Rijnders in 2010 on the firm belief that playing games together is more fun than playing games alone. Dirk Bertels & Gideon Rijnders both work in advertising (Internet & film), both have kids, and started NoMoreMouse for fun. BAM! and BAM! Jr. are their first games. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 NoMoreMouse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.