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Archive for August, 2010

Press Release – 18/08/2010

Say What You See: Music Fest is a chart sensation!

Debut iPhone game from Big Ideas is top 10 puzzle app after five days!

DATE: 18th August 2010

British developer Big Ideas Corp are proud to announce that their first iPhone game, Say What You See: Music Fest has become a top 10 puzzle app after just five days in the app store. At the time of writing, it’s currently sitting at #3 in the puzzle games chart in the UK Apple App Store, just ahead of Plants Vs. Zombies, and just behind Bejeweled and Tetris.
While it can take some apps months to climb into the upper echelons of the chart, Say What You See’s addictive rebus-puzzles have managed to work their way into people’s hearts in an extremely short period of time, since its launch on Wednesday 11th August. The 99¢ game, which involves spotting band names hidden in a beautifully hand-painted festival scene has so far only received 5 star ratings from app store users, while the Facebook forum has been over-run with more than 2,500 users trying to decipher its fiendish puzzles.

It’s clear that much of the game’s success is down to its ability to get under the player’s skin – Big Ideas Corp have already been sent e-mails from several users claiming that they’ve had puzzle solutions revealed to them in dreams. After being exposed to Say What You See by her boyfriend, one gamer even woke up at 3 in the morning to feverishly write down a long list of possible answers – despite not owning an iPhone herself!

Dubbed ‘iCanvases’, the hand-painted scenes have been produced by UK artist Amie Bolissian, whose work has been displayed internationally. Told of the app’s success in her studio this morning, she said: “I am truly chuffed that Say What You See is such an immediate success and especially that people are losing sleep… I certainly lost plenty coming up with the clues in the first place, so it’s only fair.”

Big Ideas Corp are planning to release a new iCanvas with a different theme each month. The next canvas, ‘80’s movies’ will be released in September, alongside an iPad optimised version of the app.

The app is available in the App Store for download now at www.swysapp.com/buy
Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly at www.swysapp.com

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:
Jon Hamblin (Big Ideas Corp)
press@bigideascorp.co.uk

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Notes to the editors

For more information on the Say What You apps, please visit www.facebook.com/swysapp orwww.SWYSapp.com ‘SWYS Music Fest’ is the first puzzle game in the SWYS series.

  • The canvases were exclusively painted by Amie Bolissan for ‘Say What You See’.
  • Bolissan gained a B.A. in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London (1995-1998) and an M.A. with Distinction European Literature & Philososophy – Queen Mary’s University of London (2005-2006)
  • For information on the artist, please visit http://www.bolissian.com/

 

About Big Ideas Corp

Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders to bring their products and identities into the smart phone app arena.

Their apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received national media coverage and been highly rated by many users.

Big Ideas aims to create fun, accessible apps that anyone can enjoy. Say What You See is their first game.

For further information and screenshots, please go to the Say What You See website: www.swysapp.com

Twitter: twitter.com/swysapp
Facebook: facebook.com/swysapp
YouTube: youtube.com/bigideascorporation

Press Release – 12/08/2010

Say What You See: Music Fest released for iPhone and iPod Touch – celebrities fail to comment.

DATE: 12th August 2010

After spending six months holding its breath, the world can breathe easy – Say What You See: Music Fest (www.swysapp.com), the brain-meltingly addictive rebus-based puzzle game for IPhone and iPod Touch has finally been released into the App Store.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Say What You See developers Big Ideas Corp somehow neglected to contact celebrities from the world of pop and rock for their reactions.

“I fookin’ love how this intensely addictive puzzle game combines the hide and seek mechanics of Where’s Waldo and the logical reasoning of Dingbats,” would Definitely, Maybe have been Ex-Oasis front man Noel Gallagher’s response if we had approached him for a comment.

“It’s like, a painted picture, right, but there’s band names hidden in it inside, like, clever puzzles and stuff,” is just one example of the sort of quote ‘Toxic’ singer Britney Spears may have given us if we had been allowed within 4 metres of her.

“It’s the Ace of Spades!” a Jack Daniels swigging Lemmy from Motörhead might have cried, had we tracked him down in a dingy LA bar.

“I know the iPhone game market is pretty crowded with other puzzle titles, but I can honestly say that this game doesn’t stand so close to them. Here’s my message in a bottle: It’s easily the greatest brain-teaser that’s ever been released on the format,” could have been the remarkable response from multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, if we’d interrupted his meditation for a statement.

Madonna, who we might have found strolling around in the English countryside, would have probably said something like: “While the Music Fest edition of Say What You See is focused on bands and pop artists, I’m looking forward to the other themed iCanvases that will be released in the coming months. Like the 80’s movies one – I’m sure Desperately Seeking Susan will be in there!” But she didn’t.

Sadly, Lady GaGa was unavailable for comment.

Yet despite celebrities having been strangely quiet on the subject of Say What You See: Music Fest, Big Ideas Corporation are sure that gaming fans of all ages will be a lot more vocal – particularly with its low starting price of $0.99/£0.59 for the premium version of the app, featuring 50 brain-teasing puzzles. The stripped down Lite version will be available shortly, at the even more affordable price of $0.00/£0.00.

For further information and screenshots, please go to the Say What You See website:
www.swysapp.com

Twitter: twitter.com/swysapp
Facebook: facebook.com/swysapp
YouTube: youtube.com/bigideascorporation

For press samples and interview requests, please contact:
Jon Hamblin
jon.hamblin@bigideascorp.co.uk

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About Big Ideas Corp

 

Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders to bring their products and identities into the smart phone app arena.

Their apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received national media coverage and been highly rated by many users.

Big Ideas aims to create fun, accessible apps that anyone can enjoy. Say What You See is their first game.

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