August 29, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - Tricky Eyes steps into the app space with the release of Tricky Stories - Magic Castle, a story-based sticker book available for iOS for $1.99. Branching out from a company that published online role-playing games, Tricky Eyes is utilizing their experience to effectively combine game-play with thought provoking elements. Inspired by concepts displayed at the Digital Kid's Conference, the team of developers began to create an app that challenges children to think differently while encouraging them to use their imagination to play the game.
"We wanted to create a game that would help children develop their cognitive skills through storytelling, rather than focusing solely on an educational program. With the game's open-ended play, children's imagination will run free, and the paper look of the app will connect them more deeply to the app," explains Julia Nechaeva, Producer of Tricky Eyes.
Developed for children ages 3-6 years old, Magic Castle invites users to create their own story by placing themed stickers such as knights, princesses and horses into the scene while using imagination to make the story their own. Using 3D scene that looks like it's made from paper, players can scroll throughout the environment to discover interactive characters and animals or capture each story created with the camera and save to the sticker book album.
Features of Magic Castle Include:
* Magic Castle is filled with colorful and friendly fairy tale/forest animals' stickers
* Watch as characters come to life with fun noises and movements
* Capture your story with the camera and save to your sticker book album
* Choose from a variety of images from princesses, dragons, or even knights
* Add exciting characters to the magical castle background
* Magic Castle is filled with 3D scenes with parallax
Within the next year, Tricky Eyes plans to expand their portfolio to include additional interactive apps suitable for the whole family. Stay connected to see their next creation later this year.
* Phone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 168 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tricky Stories 1.0.3 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Tricky Eyes is a small studio located in Moscow. The company originated from a single project for a big company, in April 2013 after some fundraising the team was able to start working separately as an independent studio. When Tricky Eyes began the games were primarily created for kids, however overtime the company has developed apps that they themselves use. Tricky Eyes has their own working principle which is a combination of the modern practices of rapid software development with an experience of small design studios. The team tries to work iteratively and is eager to have core competences inside the company and to use external experience where ever needed. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Tricky Eyes. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.