London, United Kingdom – Big Ideas Digital are proud to announce today 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 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.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 8.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Say What You See: The Collection 2.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Since its inception in 2009, Big Ideas has been working with established brands and IP holders to bring their products and identities into the smartphone app arena. Its apps have been raved about by Wired and Mac User, received national media coverage and have been highly rated by many users. Big Ideas aims to create fun, accessible apps that anyone can enjoy. Copyright (C) 2011 Big Ideas Digital. 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.