Boston, Massachusetts – Michael Denison, artist of the daily Bea Arthur art project, #BeaADay, has collaborated with developer Brian Kokernak of headRUSH to create the side scrolling mobile game, Busy Bea. Players tap the screen to maneuver the game’s character across a lanai and through a series of palm trees to collect slices of cheesecake, all the while competing for the top score. Busy Bea fuses the aesthetics of a popular late-1980s sitcom with side-scrolling simplicity.

“Last September I began a year long daily Bea Arthur art project called, #BeaADay,” stated Michael Denison. “I keep trying to find new mediums to work into the project and after I had drawn a retro style Nintendo Cartridge label for a fictitious Golden Girls video game, a friend introduced me to an app developer that he knew, Brian Kokernak of headRUSH, who suggested an idea for a game using my artwork and I loved it.”

Feature Highlights:
* Pick-up-and-play game for the retro arcade fan
* “Fake-Bit” hand-drawn graphics
* Simple one-touch control
* Challenging gameplay requires fast reflexes
* Game Center Leaderboard

“One of the reasons I wanted to make this game with Michael was it so perfectly played into #BeaADay’s main theme: inserting Bea into every pop culture reference imaginable,” stated Brian Kokernak. “A Flappy Bird style iPhone game was the next logical entry.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5c/5s, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 6.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Busy Bea 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A forthcoming update includes smoother gameplay experience, iPad compatibility, and the ability to share scores via Twitter.

Busy Bea 1.0
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Based in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright (C) 2014 Michael Denison and Brian Kokernak. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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