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Beard of Bees! - Fast, frantic and Free!

09-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Beard of Bees! - Fast, frantic and Free!

Hi all,

A little while ago we developed a free game > The Grunts: Beard of Bees and I just wanted to share the game with you.

It's a race paced swipe-a-thon to build the biggest beard of bees you can against the clock. Catch enough of the little stripy guys to unlock extra time whilst keeping other critters away. It's fast and frantic and you're bound to end up screaming when your time runs out!

Beard of Bees is a universal app and you can grab it now over here ...

There's a short gameplay trailer over here ...

Let's see if someone can break the 7000 points barrier!

09-25-2012, 08:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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This is a promo for a book, correct? I have to say I love the illustrations and voice over work. The gameplay might not be...well, the deepest, but damn if it isn't adorablely silly!
09-26-2012, 04:42 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Thanks! You're right, we built the game to be a freebie that would compliment the book, but we also wanted to end up with a fun little app that could stand up on it's own, and even though it's small, we hope the app is perfectly formed.

The illustrations are by Axel Scheffler who is best known for illustrating The Gruffalo. We've done a couple of other apps with his artwork too, one of which we're busy debugging now, with a plan to submit to Apple this friday.
09-26-2012, 05:56 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
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Just played a couple of rounds and I have to say that I'm sure this will be brilliant for children as the voice over and animation/illustrations are all top notch.
High score is only 1710 so far tho
09-26-2012, 09:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Hi oooooomonkey! 1710 is a perfectly respectable score! The best here is around the 6100 mark, but it gets very tricky to get the time bonuses and one slip up and it's all over..

I'm glad you think kids will enjoy it. We had great fun making it - it was quite a short dev time compared to other apps we've made.