April 8, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Washington, DC - The fun and challenge of the classic Etch-A-Sketch game comes to the iPhone with sketchr 1.0, a new app by LizzardWerks. To draw, users tilt their iPhone or iPod touch, and the familiar gray line of the Etch-A-Sketch responds as if rolling down the slope. sketchr stays true to the simplicity and purity of the original. Unlike other drawing apps, sketchr doesn't throw a bunch of different brushes, shapes, colors, and other complex options at the user. Just that simple gray line, and the challenge of steering it to create an interesting drawing.
The iPhone's accelerometer allows delicate control over which way the line goes. And if the user wants to start over, they can erase their drawing just by shaking the phone - just like how you erased drawings on the Etch-A-Sketch. It's intuitive enough for a child to pick it up and quickly start playing with it. But it can also challenge the dexterity and concentration of the most artistic of adults.
When the user creates a drawing they want to share, sketchr can save it to the iPhone's Photos app. From there, they can email the drawing to friends, and it will sync to iPhoto (on the Mac, Photoshop Elements or other apps on Windows) next time they connect their iPhone or iPod touch to their computer.
Pricing and Availability:
sketchr 1.0 for iPhone is only $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store. Members of the media can request a free review copy by emailing the developer.
LizzardWerks is an independent iPhone developer based in San Francisco, Calif. Copyright 2009 LizzardWerks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.