London, United Kingdom – It’s Doctor Who’s 50th birthday, and UK-based app developers Big Ideas Digital are celebrating with the release of their premium Doctor Who: Say What You See app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire platform. Licensed by BBC Worldwide, this brain-melting puzzle game should delight Who fans around the world.
Released today, the app combines the brain-teasing game-play Say What You See, with the international popularity of Doctor Who.
The premium app contains over 150 rebus puzzles related to the show, hidden in three large paintings. Rebus puzzles (popularized by the TV show Catchphrase in the UK, and found under Lone Star beer bottle caps in the US) are cryptic picture puzzles which suggest words or phrases. So a Doctor Who monster like a Sea Devil might be represented by a letter ‘C’ wearing devilish horns.
Each puzzle refers to a companion, gadget, episode title or monster, and it’ll take a true Whovian to unravel all 150 of them. Solving a puzzle will reward the player with a trivia-filled fact-file, including exclusive never-before revealed secrets.
Painted by Ex-Rare concept artist Ryan Firchau, the artwork takes players on a journey through iconic Doctor Who locations – the home of the Time Lords, Gallifrey, Totter’s Lane (The first place the TARDIS materialised on Earth), and finally, the interior of the TARDIS itself.
The Big Ideas Digital team has worked in close collaboration with BBC Worldwide to ensure the authenticity of the game, and to make sure every rivet on the TARDIS is present and correct. Jon Hamblin, Director, Big Ideas Digital comments:
“There have been many Doctor Who games in the past, but this is the first that covers the entire span of the show’s history, referencing episodes, characters and monsters from every one of its 50 years. If this isn’t the first game to appeal to old-school, hardcore fans just as much as younger fans of modern Who, then I’ll eat my Tom Baker scarf!”
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 44.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Doctor Who: Say What You See 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) 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) 2013 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.