Danish indie developer and one-man studio Javira has just launched its first self-funded title, Brain Builder Picture Wise, currently available for iPhones and iPads on the Apple App Store.
“I created Brain Builder as a brand for several quiz and puzzle games to come,” says Javira founder Tue Damkær Jensen. “Picture Wise is the first of these titles.”
In Brain Builder Picture Wise, the player uncovers hidden sketches while wasting as little pencil as possible. The player is given a score for each completed question according to how much pencil is left.
“I created the game because I was frustrated with similar titles,” continues Jensen. “Other games use real pictures and you don’t have to play for long before you guess the picture.”
“Brain Builder Picture Wise is different in the sense that all pictures are pencil sketches, not only do they serve a greater challenge but they also make you feel like a professional artist as you try to uncover them,” adds Jensen. “Furthermore, the game is multiple-choice; each question has six possible answers. There is no need to spell or type anything in this game, the focus is truly on the puzzling sketches, as it should be.”
“I (also) wanted players to slow down and unwind as they play this game,” notes Jensen. “So there is also no time limit.”
“It’s been fun to see young and old enjoy this game. It has been tested on people who have never player a game before and even kids as young as six years-old,” says Jensen. “They all enjoyed it and quickly turned it into a joint effort to guess the difficult sketches. Because the game is multiple-choice, non-native speakers and very young kids just learning English can join in on the fun.”
Check out the trailer:
Brain Builder Picture Wise can be purchased from the Apple App Store here.
Danish indie developer and one-man studio Javira run by industry veteran Tue Damkær Jensen. The studio has previously collaborated with other developers on titles that did well on the App Store, but Jensen’s goal has always been to develop and publish his own titles. Brain Builder Picture Wise is the first of many in-house games planned to hit the market soon.