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Big Potato launches Umm: The Word Game app

Published on: 21st December 2015

The company behind Bucket of Doom, Obama Llama, Mr Lister and Qwordie is launching its new Umm: The Word Game app.

Umm-App-480The app is now available in free and paid-for versions, and supports any iOS devices running 6.0 or later, and any Android devices running 2.3.3 or later.

The app is a simple riddle game with doodles. Players must stare at four badly drawn doodles to try to figure out who the famous fictional character is.

The game has six categories: celebrities, fictional characters, movies, bands, books and food. There are 40 different levels in the free version and over 250 extra levels in the paid version. The supporting website http://theummapp.com/ features further information, a promo video and the Umm-maker, where players can create and submit their own drawn riddles to test their friends.

Big Potato’s Dean Tempest commented: “A few months ago, we sat our designer down in a café across the road with the aim to create a word game using only hand drawn puzzles. The only problem was that the puzzles became too easy — our artist was just too good at doodling. About to scrap the idea, we had a sudden change of plan. We revisited the café, this time with a stopwatch. We shouted out random groups of objects, which our designer had to draw in 30 seconds. The result: lots of scrap paper, lots of swearing and some very interesting doodles.”

 

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