Acting Out! - Charades meets Draw Something

09-20-2012, 11:52 AM
#1
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.

EDIT:

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.

Rainier

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website

Last edited by Rainier; 12-06-2012 at 12:02 PM. Reason: Updated video for HD / Added version notes and planned updates
09-20-2012, 02:56 PM
#2
Awesome... Looks like fun!

09-20-2012, 03:10 PM
#3
I might just get it because of the trailer...that's was hilarious!


Playing: Happy Street & Pixel People

Beta tested: Pocket Minions, N.Y.Zombies 2 & ORC: Vengeance, Happy Street
09-21-2012, 10:18 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bankai44 View Post
I might just get it because of the trailer...that's was hilarious!

Thanks! The team over at Supercool Creative made that, and we got lucky to have stand-up comedian Dennis Hemphill Jr. and Julie Warnock to do some of the acting.

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website
09-24-2012, 04:14 PM
#5
Holy crap! Love the idea!
10-03-2012, 11:33 AM
#7
This looks super fun!

Ember Conflict name: Porthos
10-05-2012, 08:53 AM
#8
fictorial, Bankai44, Idiomatic, Butterbrains, and BravadoWaffle - thank you!

We're aiming for a November 4 release date. In addition to adding some more polish and ironing out some of the last remaining bugs, we've been making adjustments to accommodate the iPhone 5 screen size and the new iOS6.

In the meantime, we're trying to keep our fans entertained with some funny pictures and video clips on our FB, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.

Fingers crossed - one month to go!

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website

Last edited by Rainier; 11-13-2012 at 11:40 AM. Reason: I forgot to include names I wanted to thank.
11-12-2012, 02:09 PM
#9
Any word as to when this is coming out? Also, here's your trailer video in HD.


Ember Conflict name: Porthos
11-13-2012, 11:37 AM
#10
Hi BravadoWaffle, thanks for posting the video in HD

We're looking to submit the app sometime this week! Approval times are currently about 8 days, and once it gets approved there will be a brief embargo while we send out promo codes to review sites, so it's looking like a December 1-2 release to the public.

Fingers crossed.

And while you guys wait, you can have a sneak peek at a little promo video we put together:


Youtube link | Pop Up

Acting Out! Video Charades -- Reached the Top 3 in Trivia and Top 5 in Word games!
See the trailer! | TA Thread
Acting Out Website

Last edited by Rainier; 11-13-2012 at 03:22 PM. Reason: Video Link changed