DATE: 7 th June 2012
London, UK – Big Ideas Digital are proud to announce the new “Fantasy Movies” DLC for their successful iOS app “Say What You See: The Collection”. Painted by ex-Rare concept artist Ryan Firchau, players will be relived to discover that they won’t have to travel to Mordor and lob their phones into Mount Doom to play the new content – they can just download it from within the app.
Since it’s release in November 2010, Say What You See: The Collection ™, has been downloaded over 1 million times from the app store on iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. The free-to-download app asks users to unravel the movie titles and pop star names that are hidden as rebus puzzles in a series of beautifully hand-painted scenes (called iCanvases).
Firchau’s Fantasy art is both striking and playful, and his OAP Barbarians and campervan-driving demons feels like Frank Frazetta having a crack at drawing a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. Before creating the “Fantasy Movies” iCanvas for Say What You See: The Collection ™, Ryan worked at Rare, the software house behind such hits as Goldeneye, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and the Banjo Kazooie series.
“I really enjoyed working on this piece for Say What You See: The Collection™” Says Firchau. “It’s darkly humorous, and they gave me a lot of freedom. I’ve very much brought a bit of the quirky Rare house-style to this work, although this is perhaps darker than anything they would do. I also hear that
Harry Potter’s Tom Felton (who tweeted that he was “… very much addicted to Say What You See”) is a fan, so it’ll be interesting to see what he makes of the Harry Potter related puzzles I’ve drawn…”
The ‘Fantasy Movies’ canvas is out 7 th June, priced 99¢/69p, available as an in-app-purchase from the FREE Say What You See: The Collection™ app.
Say What You See: The Collection™ is available FREE in the App Store now: here:
Say What You See: The Collection™ comes with a free iCanvas featuring 50 puzzles. Additional iCanvases cost 99¢/69p.
Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly at www.swysapp.com
For further information, please contact:
Jon Hamblin (Big Ideas Corp)
+44 (0) 7812587898
About Big Ideas Digital
Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders like BP, Warner Bros. and British Military Fitness to help bring their products and identities into the smartphone app arena. Its apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received worldwide media coverage and have been highly rated by many users. Big Ideas aims to create fun, accessible apps that anyone can enjoy.
About Say What You See™
The first Say What You See™ title, Say What You See: Music Fest™ was the #1 puzzle app and #3 paid app in the UK iTunes App Store after just two weeks on sale. The Follow up, Say What You See: The Collection™, has had over 1,00,000 downloads and reached #1 in the overall UK app charts. The extremely active Say What You See Facebook fan page has over 18,000 members, and the Twitter page has over 2,000 followers.
Praise for Say What You See™ titles:
"I'm very much addicted to Say What You See on iPhone, great free app!" – Harry Potter actor Tom Felton
"...one of the best visual puzzle games available for iOS devices right now" – MSN
“Do check out@SWYSApp say what you see on iPhone. Great game.” Iain Lee, Presenter
“?????” - AppSafari
"9/10" - AppTilt
“For a developer to get it so right on their first try is very impressive indeed.” – Pocket Gamer
“It’s become something of a regular request in our house and looks set to replace bedtime stories for some time.” - Wired.co.uk
“A curiously addictive time-sink.” - Eurogamer
"Make a dive for the Nyquil, ‘cause this app is going viral." - iPhone Appidemic
"I enjoyed the heck out of See What You Say, and I give it my personal recommendation." - Apple Gazette
“Danger! Red alert! Danger! This is one of those games that gets into my brain and won’t let go.” – Invert Y
“A cracking little time waster…” - Mortis, forum