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 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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