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Old 09-20-2012, 12:52 PM
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Default Acting Out! - Charades meets Draw Something

Hi all, just wanted to give a heads up that we'll be releasing a word/puzzle game for the iPhone in a little over a month.

I got the inspiration back in April when I was playing Draw Something, and I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if, instead of drawing the words, you had to physically act them out?" We have the technology now with the cameras on our phones to record and act out words, and then send them back and forth to other friends, so I decided to give it a go.

Here's the trailer for the app, which we'll be calling 'Acting Out!':

And some screen shots of the game:

Here's what the app logo will look like:

You've got 60 seconds to act out the word, and if the person you're playing guesses it correctly, you'll both get coins (it's cooperative). The coins can be used toward buying sticks of dynamite to a) blow up words you don't like or b) get hints and clear out unused letters when you're guessing the word, and c) it can also be used to create your own custom word, so the number of words is pretty limitless.

There's IAPs if you want to buy more coins, and there will be over 30 achievements you can get.

There will be a free version and a paid version. The paid version will start you off with 250 extra coins, hundreds more words (for a total of over 2,000 words), better resolution videos to record with, and my eternal gratitude for supporting an indie developer.


We're starting with a soft launch by releasing it only for the iPhone 5, but will have a new version in January that will support earlier devices. It's also going to be WiFi only for now to let users have the full experience of 60 second videos while also helping users avoid those awful data overage charges that come from sending and receiving videos. We'll have an untethered version following that will meet Apple's data limits (5MB per 5 minutes of use), but to meet that hurdle we're expecting to have only 30 seconds of low resolution or 10 seconds of medium resolution videos available.

Thanks for having a look! Comments and suggestions would be very welcome.


Last edited by Rainier; 12-06-2012 at 01:02 PM.. Reason: Updated video for HD / Added version notes and planned updates
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