PRESS CHECK is the third installment of the FORMation Games for Creatives series. Just submitted to Apple for approval, should be available in the AppStore within a week. is now available!
PRESS CHECK is a designer ode to the old-school art of print plate alignment re-imagined as a challenge of speed and accuracy on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Show off your non-digital skills with levels ranging from the beginner 2-color set-ups to the expert 5-color jobs. Compete against other players worldwide with the international leaderboards for which to aim and judge your scores against. Also included isÂ social sharing with Facebook & Twitter.
“..long for the sweet smell of ink and the hum of the press as you test your eye for perfect registration”
We askedÂ Jason FranzenÂ where does all this inspiration come from for the Creatives Series:
Having never design a game before, my initial instinct was to not stray too far away from the things I know well. Â From this approach, three ideas were born that eventually became the Games for Creatives series. Â Each of these was literally made for self enjoyment, where I considered myself as the client with little regard for what others might think. Â I guess that’s not entirely true, as I hoped there might be others out there that might see the pleasure in taking aspects of a design work/lifestyle and turning them into something you can score! Â I guess they are my way of connecting the world of Creatives through an elaborate inside joke where the punchline seems to be “It can’t be work if you can get a high score!” Â With these experiments completed, I’m excited to move onto some games and Apps for broader audiences where I can still implore my own style and maybe reach a larger audience while maintaining a high level of design integrity.
You can read more aboutÂ PRESS CHECK onÂ FORMation’s website.
FORMation continue to create some really great andÂ trulyÂ unique apps, pure gems in the AppStore. We are looking forward to the release.