Describability – a new, fun and addictive social word game

[] Cambridge, United Kingdom – Obtuse Goose is proud to announce Describability 1.0.7 for iOS – 2013’s addictive new smartphone game.

With smartphone users spending more time playing games on their phones than they do making calls*, it’s no wonder gaming apps like Angry Birds, Draw Something and Words With Friends have entered the popular lexicon.

Well, get ready for a brand-new entry into the games dictionary: Describability, a two-player gaming app for Apple and Android that’s set to become the social networking buzzword of 2013.

Ideal for pop culture fiends or fans of board games like Taboo and Pictionary, players take it in turns to describe everything from 1980s song titles to fictional doctors (that’ll be David Tennant, Dick Van Dyke and Neighbours’ Karl Kennedy…), without – crucially! – using any of the words from what they’re describing.

Think of it as “smartphone charades”…

At $1.99, the paid version offers more than 5,000 words to describe – so there’s no chance of users getting bored with repeat gameplay (one of the biggest complaints about social gaming). And even the free version offers more than 1,000 words!

And in a fast-paced web world where users prize brevity and speed, answers are limited to fewer than 50 characters – making it a must-have game for Twitter addicts, and those who love to communicate via text, iMessage and WhatsApp.

Retro twist:
For vintage gaming appeal, users can compete as one of six unique characters – think choosing your board game piece or video game avatar. Hipsters will & it!

The social network:
Log in via Facebook to play against your friends; sign in via Twitter and search for users; or even let Describability find you a random opponent – and compete in multiple games at once.

Packed with features:
Describability ups the gaming ante with multiple difficulty levels and bonus features like secret “Easter egg” answers, plus points for special achievements like winning streaks, fast guesses, and brief descriptions.

Notes to editors:
* Compatibility: iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and Android (2.2 )
* Price: free (limited version) or $1.99 US / 1.49 UK (full version)
* Free version: 10 categories, over 1,000 words to play
* Full version: 60 categories, over 5,000 words to play
* Smartphone users spend an average of 15 minutes a day playing games (38% of total smartphone usage). Statistics courtesy of an O2 report published 29 June 2012Describability 1.0.7
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Located at Cambridge, United Kingdom, Obtuse Goose Ltd was founded by Stephen McIntosh, a web developer for the University of Cambridge, where he has worked for the past five years. With fourteen years experience as a professional programmer, Describability is his mobile game debut. Describability was developed single-handedly by Stephen in his spare time – since the initial concept, the game has taken eighteen months’ worth of lunch breaks, evenings and weekends to be release-ready. When he’s not programming at Oxbridge level, or inventing the next big internet thing over sandwiches on The Backs, Stephen can be found tweeting about politics, watching films, and, of course, playing Describability. Copyright (C) 2013 Obtuse Goose Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Stephen McIntosh
Managing Director
United Kingdom
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