That’s So Random iOS Game Review

That's so Random screenshots
One of That’s So Random start up screens

Since I’ve started playing Words on Tour by Zynga on iOS, I haven’t explored any new games lately. Suddenly, my friend Vanessa introduced me to That’s So Random. The game was developed by UglyBread Games, an indie game development studio based in Toronto, Canada.

Based from the name of the game itself, you play various mini-games at random. These are the types of game that you would usually play when you want to kill time. Here are some of the mini-games I was able to play:

Math problem solving
Card matching
Colour equations
Sudoku
Pattern Matching
Colour Wheel
Shape Counting

Game Play

That's so Random screenshots
Card matching, screenshot from the details page of the app

As soon as I tapped on the icon. It shows a slideshow of different renditions of That’s So Random. I tapped on the start button to proceed with the game.

After pressing submit for each game, it shows a random slideshow of lomo pictures. If you weren’t able to solve any of the puzzles, you only have 3 chances to finish it. You may also opt to skip a mini-game if you want to.

Game Options
You can skip the game and turn off the music and sound effects.

Overall Experience

That's so Random screenshots
Actual Game Screenshot

My first comment is the screen size. I’m currently using an iPhone 6. Although I didn’t have any display bugs encountered during the game, I feel that the space on the screen wasn’t maximized. The Skip and the Options button could have appeared on the area that wasn’t used.

As for the music of the game, this is probably the only game in my phone that I would turn the music on. Music used in the game is by Modulo Geek. Modulo Geek has collaborated with various local artists such as Squid 9, Outerhope, and Itchyworms. Check out the music of Modulo Geek on my Soundcloud playlist.

The photos that were being shown in the game were shot by Louie Nucup.

Download That’s So Random for iOS on the App Store. For those who are using Android, you may download it on the Google Play Store as well.

Testing the Canon Powershot G15 in a concert

Ebe Dancel at RockEd Children's Rights Concert - 10
Ebe Dancel

While most of the people around me are using a dSLR, I opted to test the Canon Powershot G15 in a concert organized by RockEd Philippines last November. The Canon PowerShot G15 is way different from its predecessor. It’s widest end (focal length) is at f/1.8 while it’s farthest end is at f/2.8 which is pretty good for taking pictures in low-light.

Here are some of the photos that I took during the concert.

Gracenote at RockEd Children's Rights Concert -
Gracenote

The picture below shows how near I am to the stage. This camera is good if you’re really close to the stage. Otherwise, it’s better to have a camera with you that has a longer focal length.

Sandwich at RockEd Children's Rights Concert - 12
Sandwich

I’m pleased with the performance of this camera. For a big concert like this with a long line-up, the camera survived even if I recorded some videos with it too.

Kalayo at RockEd's Children Rights Concert 2012 - 2
Kalayo

Check out the full set here.

NuevoStage: Booking Service for Bands

NuevoStage screenshot

Mashable refers NuevoStage as a Groupon for Concerts. NuevoStage is for bands who would like to book for gigs. The band will have to rely on “buyer participation” to get a gig. For instance, if a band will get 50 ticket buyers, the show will go on and the fans’ credit cards will be charged respectively. However, if a band will get less than 50 ticket buyers, the show won’t push through and the fans’ credit cards won’t be charged. Continue reading “NuevoStage: Booking Service for Bands”

Urbandub to perform live using an iPod Touch

In my recent visit to Power Mac GB3, I found out that Urbandub will perform live in some stores of Apple resellers. It’s interesting to see how they will perform live using an iPod Touch because I’m used to seeing Lalay and John jumping on the stage with their respective bass guitar and electric guitar. Read more for the Urbandub’s schedule. Continue reading “Urbandub to perform live using an iPod Touch”

Free Mobile Internet Surfing this Friday Only from Smart!

TGI-free-day!

Yay! The secret has just been unveiled. Smart Communications will be offering free mobile internet surfing for one whole day this coming Friday (July 30, 2010). 😀 This is available to Smart prepaid and Smart postpaid subscribers. However, Smart BRO subscribers are not included in this one-day only promo. 😀 Continue reading “Free Mobile Internet Surfing this Friday Only from Smart!”

Something BIG and something FREE from Smart

Something Big and Free from Smart

Hmm, what will Smart Communications offer this July 30 that is something big and that is something free which will only be available for those who are 18 years old and above? Anyway, I find out about this in their Facebook page. Continue reading “Something BIG and something FREE from Smart”