February 9, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Studio City, California - Squires Studios releases Fliparoni Lite, a free version of Fliparoni. Fliparoni is the first and only video puzzle game for the iPhone. Fliparoni Lite offers all the same challenge of assembling a moving video clip while flipping and rotating pieces. Fliparoni is a unique, challenging and addictive game for the whole family.
Fliparoni pieces are not only rearranged but can also be flipped sideways, vertically and rotated. This technically makes 16 different possible combinations for a piece even if it's in the correct position. Fliparoni is very much about visual acuity and recognizing a piece even if it's been flopped or rotated in a different location. The actual process of moving the pieces has been made as simple as possible and provides the user the option of moving any piece anywhere at anytime.
In addition to this complexity is the added dimension of moving video. Fliparoni is the only video puzzle game for the iPhone. Each image on a piece may be updating every frame so clues to the correct placement and orientation are constantly changing. Video clips may be from a simple static camera, a complex moving camera with a lot of action or may be very abstract moving images. These images determine the difficulty of the puzzle. All of this makes Fliparoni a unique game on not only the iPhone but on any platform.
The three videos and three stills included provide plenty of fun to get started. The full version of Fliparoni offers over 40 videos clips, 20 stills and any image from the users Photo Album. The clips are a mixture of action, nature, music videos, people and abstract. Newer videos are also available for download within the full version.
The App Store has featured Fliparoni.
iPhone Games Network - Editor's Choice review:
"Very rarely will I give a game a perfect score for game life, but Fliparoni does everything right."
The Free App Store Review - 5 Stars
Pricing and Availability:
Fliparoni Lite for the iPhone is free and available exclusively through Apple's App Store. The full version of Fliparoni is only $2.99 (USD).
Squires Studios is Scott Squires, Director and Visual Effects Supervisor. Besides working on visual effects for feature films Mr. Squires also develops advanced software tools. He developed Commotion, which was a successful visual effects software package now owned by Avid. He developed Squiggles, a paint and image manipulation tool, exclusive to the iPhone. (Available opening day on the App Store). Fliparoni is his second iPhone app and features moving real-time video in a puzzle. Copyright 2009 Squires Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.