DATE: 3rd April 2012
London, UK – Big Ideas Digital are proud to announce that as of 2nd April 2012, their smash hit iOS app, 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). The Say What You See: The Collection ™ team are celebrating with an explosive new iCanvas, the hi-octane ‘Action Movies’ and Retina resolution support for the new iPad device.
Since the opening of Apple’s iOS App Store in 2008, over 700,000 apps have been uploaded. But only a small percentage have managed to break the magic 1m downloads milestone. Say What You See: The Collection™, which was first released on 18th November 2010, has now hit that milestone, and British indie developers Big Ideas Digital couldn’t be happier.
“We’re really happy that Say What You See: The Collection™ has touched such a nerve with puzzle fans around the world” Says David Stevens, Big Ideas Digital MD. “We’ve hit a lot of milestones in the last year - #1 App in the download charts, a top 30 position in the ‘Highest Grossing Games of 2011’ chart, and had some fantastic celebrity endorsements from the likes of Harry Potter’s Tom Felton (who tweeted that he was “… very much addicted to Say What You See”) and Claire Richards from Steps. It just shows that if you make a great game, the audience will follow.”
Asked about his proudest moment working on the app, David replied: “Definitely using the app to raise over $30,000 to help fund an operation to enable Grace Windram, a young girl with cerebral palsy, to walk for the first time. That’s really been the pinnacle so far.”
But the Say What You See: The Collection™ team aren’t resting on their laurels. To celebrate the success, Big Ideas Digital are launching a new iCanvas, ‘Action Movies’, (which asks players to spot the 50 Action Movie titles hidden in an explosive piece of artwork) and a new update to the app, which adds high quality Retina support for new iPad owners.
The ‘Action Movies’ canvas, painted by artist Martin Davey, is out 5th April, priced 99¢/69p, available as an in-app-purchase from the FREE Say What You See: The Collection™ app. The FREE 2.5 update will also be available on the 5th April.
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 750,000 downloads and reached #1 in the UK app charts. The extremely active Say What You See Facebook fan page has over 15,800 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