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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

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