A free update to Paint it Back is available right now that adds the room “The Archives” and a new achievement “Basement Dweller.” There’s 12 new paintings, including: “Satan Explaining to Bigfoot Why He Should’ve Gotten Baptized” “Why is this Man Slowly and Loudly Counting?” “You’d Better Smile for the Smile Patrol”
The subject line says it all. Except for one detail – the Android conversion was done by Apportable, the same crew that handled the conversions of hot properties like “Ridiculous Fishing” and “Superbrothers Sword & Sorcery.”
The kind folks over at Pocket Tactics awarded Paint it Back with a 2013 Best Word/Puzzle Game of the Year award! If yer not reading Pocket Tactics on a daily basis, you gotta fix that. Pertinent game news delivered with humor and insight. Good forums, too.
Paint it Back is coming for Mac! Download it from the Mac App Store on January 23. An Android version is in the works! No release date yet for that one, though.
(We’ve got some great reviews for you tonight! On with the show!)
I keep changing my mind about how to monetize Paint it Back. At first I just assumed one could simply charge a single price and that was that, but that was a few years ago, before the rise in popularity of free-to-play, where you download the game for free and pay for features from within the app. Nowadays it seems …
Stephen Lavelle has made a nifty little tool called PuzzleScript. With it you can make quickly make simple puzzle games that play right in your browser, so I cobbled together The Trouble with Toasters. Set your expectation level to Atari 2600 era graphics and gameplay designed in a few hours. Click here to play it. I believe the only way …
Owen Faraday over at Pocket Tactics talks to me about working at Popcap and says things like “Paint it Back is my favourite puzzle game of the year so far.” Here’s that link post-haste! A veteran dev brings us Paint it Back — and an inside view of pre-EA Popcap
Behold that thought – Paint it Back is finally going to be released on October 17. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help save these endangered paintings.