Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category


Finger Tied Jr. Now Available

If you’ve been waiting for a version of Finger Tied that you can play on your iPhone or iPod touch, your wait is over. Finger Tied Jr. is now available on the App Store! You can go by it now for only $0.99:

Finger Tied Jr. on the App Store

Finger Tied Jr. has the same great gameplay you loved in Finger Tied for iPad, but it has been redesigned for the iPhone and iPod touch. It features over 85 new levels, designed to be fun to play on the iPhone’s smaller screen.

Finger Tied Jr. for iPhone and iPod touch

Finger Tied Jr. for iPhone and iPod touch

If you’re curious about what went into redesigning the game for the iPhone, I wrote an article for Gamezebo on the process:

Finger Tied Jr. – Redesigning Finger Tied for the iPhone (gamezebo.com)

I hope you enjoy the game!

Owen


Finger Tied Jr. is coming…

Even though I’ve been hard at work on a new game (Snow Siege - I should really post about that…), I’ve also been working on Finger Tied Jr. What’s that you ask? Finger Tied Jr. is Finger Tied for the iPhone and iPod touch. And it’s going to launch on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Finger Tied Jr.

Finger Tied Jr.

Finger Tied for iPad turned out to be quite popular, and was launched to much critical acclaim. Apple even picked it as one of their “Best of the App Store” for 2012 in the “New Ways to Play” category. Many people asked me if I’d consider doing a version for iPhone and iPod touch, because they didn’t have iPads. After Finger Tied launched, I started working on a version for iPhone, but I just couldn’t get something I was happy with. I didn’t want to just do a quick port that didn’t work, I wanted a game that was as good as the iPad version.

A bit discouraged, I put the project aside and moved on to other things. However, this spring I got the game out again and realized there definitely was potential in it. I started thinking about the game differently, and I redesigned the game for the iPhone. Finger Tied Jr. has all new levels that are designed to be fun on the smaller screen of the iPhone and iPod touch. I had to change the “rules” I had about what made puzzles in Finger Tied fun, because what was fun on a big screen wasn’t necessarily fun on a small screen.

In the end, I’m really happy with how Finger Tied Jr. turned out. It has the same feel as Finger Tied, but I think it really works on the smaller screen. So keep an eye out, and grab the game on launch day for only $0.99!

Owen


Best Infant App Ever

Thank you to everyone who voted for Baby’s Musical Hands in the 2011 Best App Ever Awards. Baby’s Musical Hands was voted as the winner for Best Infant App for iOS! Now I get to display this icon on my site (when I update it):

You can download Baby’s Musical Hands from the App Store.

Thanks again, everyone!

Owen


Best App Ever Voting is Open!

I want to thank everyone who nominated Baby’s Musical Hands for a Best App Ever Award. The app is a finalist in two categories, for both iOS and Android! If you wouldn’t mind casting your vote once again (this time to win the award), I’d really appreciate it. That is, if you think the app is deserving, of course. :) Just click the buttons below to vote:

iOS:

Vote for Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Infant App

Vote for Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Kid Distraction App

Android:

Vote for Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Infant App

Vote for Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Kid Distraction App

Thanks!
Owen


Best App Ever Nominations

As 2011 wraps up, many websites will be running their “best of 2011″ lists. One of my favourites every year is the Best App Ever Awards created by the fine folks at 148Apps. This year I released Baby’s Musical Hands, both on iOS and Android. If you think the app is great, please consider adding your nomination in one, or more, of the following categories (you can do so by clicking the buttons below):

iOS:
Nominate Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Infant App

Nominate Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Kid Distraction App

Android:
Nominate Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Infant App

Nominate Baby’s Musical Hands for Best Kid Distraction App

Thanks!

Owen