My friend Scott and I used to frequently commiserate over our miserable work commutes. We drove in opposite directions, but both of us had become all too intimately familiar with missed dinners, tense daycare pickup routines, and every square inch of the freeways between Seattle and the Eastside.
Then at around the same time last year we both took the heart-seizing leap of moving on from our office jobs. I went into freelancing, and he started his own business.
Scott’s company recently launched their first iOS game, called Tiny Tiger. Tiny Tiger is a $2.99 kid’s app for iPhone and iPad, and it’s freaking adorable. I bought it a couple days ago and both boys absolutely went nuts for it—I had predicted that it would be more appealing to Dylan, but they were both shrieking with laughter to the point where I had to turn off the game for a while because they were spitting all over my goddamned phone.
Kids can dress up a character (Tiger, Hippo, or Monkey), take photos of their creation, play a surprisingly-appealing-to-this-37-year-old game called “Poke-a-Nose,” or play hide and seek. The graphics are super cute, the games are silly and fun, and the whole thing is just wonderfully designed and awesome.
Actually, here, Scott’s daughter Sofia does a much better job of explaining Tiny Tiger:
(Could you die. I love Sofia.)
I wanted to tell you about Tiny Tiger because I truly think your kid will like it. I’m also just so thrilled about Scott’s new endeavor, and I wish him all the success in the world. If you love it, please share the word about Tiny Tiger, or leave a review on iTunes. Word of mouth is everything for small developers, and I know this game will be a big hit if enough people see it.
Thank you, friends.