So Much Drama Studios today is proud to announce that its hit game Fireflies! has gone free-to-play! Version 1.2 of this award-winning game hit the App Store on June 6 and features updates that include an upgraded game engine and full iPhone 5 support.
Fireflies! lit up the app world last year with its soothing, family-friendly gameplay, winning Kotaku's Gaming App of the Day and featured as part of Video Game Writers' "Essential Mobile Gaming." The game was also featured in Forbes, where game designer Jeff Meador spoke about one-touch gaming and maintaining simplicity of design in the mobile market.
Fireflies! lets users catch fireflies with bursts of light at the tap of a finger. Once a firefly enters a burst of light, it illuminates its own light causing a chain reaction of fireflies lighting up the sky. The hand-drawn forest sceneries and relaxing music put players in a beautiful, one of a kind fantasy world. 'There's an addictive nature to the game when the visual and audio come together so smoothly' says Jeff Meador, founder of So Much Drama Studios. The game is unique in its ability to entertain young toddlers, older children, teenagers and adults alike, bridging the age gap most games can't.
The idea derived from Meador's childhood, catching fireflies at his grandparents' house. 'I wanted to create a game that moved away from a lot of the frantic action that is common out there.' notes Meador. 'For me, playing a game on my phone is a bit of a break and I wanted something that had a more calming tone to it.'
So Much Drama Studios teamed up with visual designer Lee Cosgrove for the remarkable backdrop designs as well as Bay Area Sound for original ambient music and interactive sound. The game offers three playing modes, Story Mode, Arcade and Zen with six different kinds of fireflies. Story Mode offers 60 levels to complete, Arcade Mode for a more challenging session with limited number of bursts to use and Zen Mode, with no score or boundaries, just easy going firefly catching.
Along with Fireflies!, So Much Drama Studios has recently released RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis, the official app of the hit TV show, featuring appearances by drag superstars RuPaul, Pandora Boxx, Manila Luzon, and Yara Sofia.
Fireflies! 1.2 is currently Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.