Hot Dogs and Dynamite: The Secret to Success for Plates! - Published on 08/26/10


Big Mouse Media announced that after only two days in the iTunes Store, Plates!, their popular explosive food-tapping game for iPhone and iPod touch, was added to the 'Hot New Games' list by Apple. Plates! is a fast-paced game of kitchen mayhem in which plates of food zoom by on conveyor belts, while the player tries to quickly add the right sauce to each food. Big Mouse Media will release a major update to the title with new gameplay modes, achievements, sound and music options, and more.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Kyle Webster, founder of Big Mouse Media, had big plans for the company's new title, 'Plates!' but did not expect to find the game sitting on the homepage of the 'Games' section of the iTunes store after only two days of sales. As the game began to climb the charts and break into the top 200 overall Games list, followed by the top 50 Arcade list and the top 25 Family list, it was evident that a big push might help the game go even further. Kyle and his development partner, Denis Hennessy immediately set out to produce a major update to the original version of the game.

'Plates!' 1.2 will feature an entirely new and exciting gameplay mode, entitled 'Dynamite Dogs,' as well as new options for sound and music toggling, new OpenFeint functionality (new leaderboards and achievements), improved graphics, and improved scoring.

The team worked day and night at a frantic pace to ready the new version for release, knowing how crucial timing can be in the fickle and unpredictable world of App Store rankings. They are confident that the traction 'Plates!' has sustained throughout its first week of sales will be enough to place the game in prime position for another big leap when the update goes live September 9th.

'Plates!' was the TUAW App of the Day, a recipient of a four-star review from Macworld UK, and a perfect 5-star game on the AppConsumer website. Player reviews are averaging 4.5 stars, as well.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 12.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Plates! 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Big Mouse Media is a new gaming company owned by Kyle T. Webster, an illustrator and designer for The New Yorker, Time, The NY Times, and most other national publications. Big Mouse's first game, 'White Lines' was featured three times in the US Apple Store and made it into the top 20 Paid Games list in March, 2010. Copyright (C) 2010 Kyle T. Webster, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.