Totmob Releases Tunes4Fun – Elves, an Innovative Electronic “Simon Says” Game

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (August 20, 2012) - Totmob, a division of Kinetics, has announced the release of its Tunes4Fun - Elves mobile game for iOS and Android.  The game, which is available for iOS and Android tablet devices and smart phones with larger screens, was launched on iTunes and Google Play earlier today.

Tunes4Fun is a lighthearted version of the classic Simon Says Game, where the player's memory will be tested. Instead of a round game device with four colored buttons, the game space is a snowy scene with Santa and three cheeky elves. The user can choose from 3 different sound types and the game goes on until the user presses the wrong button.  To see a quick video of the game, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SorP8wNFIac.

“Our team is excited to have produced a fresh and lighthearted take on one of the favorite games of all times,” said Orlando Shorter, Founder of Kinetics and Totmob.  “We hope our electronic version of the classic “Simon Says” game will challenge and delight casual game players around the world.”

Visual treatment:

The game has very attractive yet simple graphics. There is a snow/winter theme that is carried throughout the game, with little details like random generated snowdrops, and a snow scene with Santa and three Elves. The characters are humorous in design, and rendered in a paper cutout style, with a faint texture and shading, and appropriate animation. The menus are very clean and pleasant to operate. The game play is enhanced with little visual cues that complement the sounds.

Sound effects:

The sound effects in this game have been carefully crafted to be fun and a bit cheeky. There are three sound options to choose from for the gameplay:

1/Greetings - Each characters uses a greeting in a different language Hi (English), Nihao (Chinese), Hola (Spanish) and Ciao (Italian).

2/Notes - Each character says "La" in a different note;

3/Exclamation - Each character lets out a different exclamation, such as "Haha!", "Hoho!", "Heehee!"...

When the player makes a mistake, the character he's clicked by mistake lets out a loud burp.

Gameplay:

The gameplay is very simple and follows the Simon Says mechanics: the game builds a sound sequence note by note / turn by turn, which the player has to match. A note forgotten or out of place ends the round. Also you have a maximum amount of time to recall each note. There's a ranking feature where your top scores get recorded.

Feature Highlights:

  • Casual game
  • Simple Gameplay
  • Three different sound sets
  • amusing sounds
  • Tidy visuals
  • Ages 5 and upwards
  • For large screens such as Tablets and the Galaxy S and iPhone

Device Requirements:

iOS:

  • iPad
  • Requires iOS 5.0 or later
  • Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
  • 6.9 MB (HD)

Android:

  • Tablets or Smartphones w/ a 800x400 pixel display or
  • Requires Android 2.1 or greater
  • 6.9 MB (HD)

Pricing and Availability:

Tunes4Fun has free and paid (ad free) versions both in HD resolution, available worldwide exclusively through the App Store and Google Play.

Links:

Totmob:

http://www.totmob.com/

Kinetics:

http://www.kinetics.com.br/

Tune4Fun resources (logos, screencaps, icons,...):

http://www.kinetics.com.br/tune4fun/tune4fun_imgs.zip

About Totmob:

Located in Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil, Kinetics was founded in 1994. Totmob ® is the Mobile game and app brand for Kinetics ® . Kinetics is a company founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1994 with its current activities focused on web and mobile technologies, including mobile apps and mobile games development. The Company worked on web systems for the last 5 years, developing cutting-edge projects for various US Start-ups. Kinetics/Totmob is present in the Mobile and Tablet (iOS e Android) market since 2009. Kinetics/Totmob keeps up with the latest game trends and innovations. With almost 20 years experience in the production of games, with various success stories and several prizes, all the work from the concept to deployment is done in-house. They've worked in the past with various major game labels, such as Infogrames (now Atari), and have several major online games in Brazil, such as Kinuca. Copyright © 2012 Kinetics. 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. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

 


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