Factsheet

Developer:
Game Oven
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands

Release date:
12 January, 2012

Platforms:
Fingle for iPad
Fingle Free for iPad

Website:
fingleforipad.com

Regular Price:

Freeto try
USD$1.99
EUR€1.59
GBP£1.29

Description

Fingle is a cooperative two-player iPad® game about the thrills of touching each other on a multi-touch device. Two players drag up to five buttons of one color onto their matching targets; their movement makes it impossible to avoid contact, creating intimate moments with intertwined hands.

History

Fingle's inspiration

Fingle started as a graduation project and was inspired by a previous game of Game Oven's developers, a game which was played on a large multi-touch surface and invited two or more people to play simultaneously. People would incidentally touch each other causing awkward moments (ta-da!). An idea for the trailer of the game, shortly after Fingle's first prototype, pinned down its visual and auditive feel and everything that Fingle currently is: dirty, sweaty and intimate.

Release

Shortly after Fingle's release on January 12th, 2012, the game was picked up by Apple and featured on the App Store globally. It reached the top 10 in more than 20 countries, including the US, China, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands. Fingle was also widely covered by websites such as Kotaku, Joystiq and TouchArcade.

Awards and (true) honors

Although Fingle was Nuovo nominee and received an honorable mention for Best Mobile Game in the IGF edition of 2012, its greatest achievement was recorded at the expo floor of GDC2012, where a couple confessed to have had sex after playing Fingle.

Fingle's inspiration

Fingle started as a graduation project and was inspired by a previous game of Game Oven's developers, a game which was played on a large multi-touch surface and invited two or more people to play simultaneously. People would incidentally touch each other causing awkward moments (ta-da!). An idea for the trailer of the game, shortly after Fingle's first prototype, pinned down its visual and auditive feel and everything that Fingle currently is: dirty, sweaty and intimate.

Release

Shortly after Fingle's release on January 12th, 2012, the game was picked up by Apple and featured on the App Store globally. It reached the top 10 in more than 20 countries, including the US, China, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands. Fingle was also widely covered by websites such as Kotaku, Joystiq and TouchArcade.

Awards and (true) honors

Although Fingle was Nuovo nominee and received an honorable mention for Best Mobile Game in the IGF edition of 2012, its greatest achievement was recorded at the expo floor of GDC2012, where a couple confessed to have had sex after playing Fingle.

Features

  • Fingle has Retina graphics and now includes level packs 'Disco', 'Confusion' and 'Valentine'.
  • SWEAT IT - More than 90+ levels in total, designed to bend both your fingers and brain.
  • GROOVE IT - Music and visuals straight from the 70's to get you in the mood.
  • FEEL IT - The perfect game for breaking the ice, bringing friends closely together, having moments of roaring laughter or kick-starting a romantic evening.
  • USE IT - Use the full potential of the iPad and play with ten fingers!

Videos

Gameplay TrailerYouTube, Vimeo

Fingle: Breaking the IceYouTube, Vimeo

Fingle: Sensual EveningYouTube, Vimeo


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nuovo Award nominee for the IGF." San Francisco, 2012
  • "Honorable mention for Best Mobile Game for IGF 2012." San Francisco, 2012
  • "Dutch Game Awards for Best Mobile / Handheld Game." Amersfoort, 2012
  • "Dutch Game Awards for Best Casual Game." Amersfoort, 2012


Selected Articles

  • "Fingle, the iPad’s most intimate and awkward game."
    - Carter Dotson, 148apps.com
  • "[...] If you’re looking for a unique way to get to know someone, Fingle might be right up your alley."
    - Chris Kirby, 148apps.com
  • "It can be tense, unnerving, joyous, flirty, exciting, absorbing or infuriating, depending on who you play with and your relationship to them."
    - Tom, calmdowntom.com
  • "Fingle is the sort of game that could start out funny and end up sexy, or start out cold and end up with a slap to the face."
    - Nissa Campbell, toucharcade.com
  • "Big-budget console games like Fable III and Ico demonstrated that even on-screen hand-holding can be remarkably affecting. Ubisoft's hilariously dumb We Dare also tried to be a romantic ice-breaker, but it lacked Fingle's playful subtlety."
    - Kirk Hamilton, kotaku.com
  • "If Fingle also could dim the lights and pour two glasses of wine, it’d be the perfect way to seduce someone."
    - Martin Watts, bnbgaming.com
  • "Whole orgy of hands."
    - John Polson, diygamer.com

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About Game Oven

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Game Oven makes games that make you sweat, previously Fingle, Bam fu, Friendstrap. Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, they are four people from different disciplines that make games with new, weird and unique ways for people to interact with each other.

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Fingle Credits

Adriaan de Jongh
Game Designer, Game Oven

Bojan Endrovski
Game Developer, Game Oven

Tim Hengeveld
2D Artist and Illustrator, Freelancer

Frederik Jansen
Additional 2D Artist and Illustrator, Intern

Nikola Vaskov
Music Composer, Freelancer

Gilles van Leeuwen
Filmmaker, Freelancer


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