Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday's App Today [Faerie Planet]

I have been working for the company th1ng for just over 4 months now. The whole time I have bee working for them, they have been producing an iPhone app, Faerie Planet. Only a few weeks ago the app got its official release through the new mobile devision company, th3ng.

I, of course, was excited to see this app get released, as I have been working close to this app, being able to see glimpses of the app in development now and again over the few months. Having an interested in the app industry (a reason for these blog posts) increased my excitement for the release of Faerie Planet.

Every child wishes they could find fairies at the bottom of their garden, and Faerie Planet is the ultimate app to achieve this. The aim of the game is to use the built in fairy catch and hunt around greenery until a fairy pops up onto the screen and you frantically tap the screen to capture the fairy.

The game is a lot of the fun, and when the fairys pop out of the greenery and fly towards the screen, and they can sometimes appear as a shock (well it did for me). It can come across quite realistic, and the aim to frantically tap the screen to catch them can become quite a challenge. You quite literally have to spin around the spot up and down side to side to try and catch the little fairy. Once you catch the fairy you have the opportunity to keep them or give them back to where you found them.

The whole game is a lot of fun, when you picture yourself running around trying to catch a fairy into your phone, you can find yourself getting caught up in the games action. Due to the simplicity of the game, my interest would probably decrease rather swiftly. However, this game is clearly aimed for the child audience therefore I can see them spending hours trying to catch these many fairies.

MH x

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