Factsheet

Developer:
Delicious Toys
Based in Berlin, Germany

Founding date:
April 14, 2009

Website:
delicioustoys.de

Press / Business Contact:
ploink@delicioustoys.de

Social:
twitter.com/delicioustoys
facebook.com/delicioustoys

Releases:
Abductor Pro

Address:
Torstr 197
10115 Berlin
Germany

Phone:
+49 (0) 307 54 58 772

Description

Delicious Toys is a Berlin-based studio for digital designer toys.

History

Founding

Delicious Toys was founded in 2009 by designer Andrew 'Ploink' Sinn and software developer Dr. Mario Atance Plaza out of curiosity about the iPhone and the emerging app market. They reviewed new iPhone games and toys in a blog and made their first two apps to get started with the production process. 'Open Up' displays questions to spark conversations when shaken; 'Talk to Jesus' is the digital equivalent of religious 3D postcards, using a parallax effect attached to the iPhone's tilt sensor.

eBoy FixPix (2010)

They further developed the parallax effect into a puzzle game mechanic and won over famous pixel artists 'eBoy' as collaborators. Delicious Toys crafted eBoy's illustration into 175 layered puzzles while the artists designed the game's menus. The result was the tilt puzzle game 'eBoy FixPix' which was featured on numerous websites such as 'Engadget', 'Mashable', 'Touch Arcade' and 'Creative Applications Network' and peaked at #5 of the US paid apps charts. It was also featured by Apple in several countries and as their 'App of the week' in Japan.

PicTarot and beyond

Their next project was another collaboration, this time with character design experts 'Pictoplasma' with whom they shared a curiosity for the esoteric world of Tarot. The resulting app 'PicTarot' features artworks of 66 contemporary character designers from around the world and makes consulting the Tarot's wisdom easy and intuitive. Afterwards, Dr. Mario decided on a career as a fully-fledged iOS developer while Ploink started playing around with code, specifically the 2D gaming framework Cocos2D and Unity3D. In late 2011 he released 'Sonic Recall', a memory game with sounds instead of images.

Recently

Ploink got deeper into Unity3D and took another break from his webdesign / UX / advertising job to fully concentrate on his new game 'Abductor Pro'.

Projects

Videos

eBoy FixPix - Trailer 2010 YouTube

PicTarot - Teaser 2011 YouTube, Vimeo

Sonic Recall - Teaser 2011 YouTube

Abductor Pro - Gameplay Trailer 2013 YouTube

Images

Abductor_Pro.png
PicTarot_f01.png
app_of_the_week_japan.png
dr_mario_and_ploink.png
eBoy_FixPix.png
musikexpress_2-2011_fashion.png
sonic_recall.png
video_chat_with_eboy.png
web-designer_mag_176.png

There are far more images available for Delicious Toys, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

Selected Articles

  • "eBoy's FixPix iPhone game is basically the greatest thing ever made"
    - Joshua Topolsky, Engadget
  • "What makes FixPix such a charming addiction is the perfect marriage of concept and art. 8.5 out of 10"
    - Levi Buchanan, IGN
  • "FixPix Does Amazing Things with iPhone's Tilt Sensor"
    - Stan Schroeder, Mashable
  • "I, personally, love 8-bit art and am highly impressed by what's presented here."
    - Blake Patterson, Touch Arcade
  • "eBoy's FixPix iPhone Game Now Available and Outrageously Addictive"
    - Rosa Golijan, Gizmodo
  • "Gorgeous...Simple...Fast."
    - Luke Plunkett, Kotaku
  • "A terrific job in bringing eBoy not only to the fans but everyone else"
    - Filip Visnjic, creative applications network

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Andrew 'Ploink' Sinn
Artist, Freelancer

Dr Mario Atance Plaza
Physician, Software Developer

eBoy
Artists

Pictoplasma
Festival, Publishing 'with character'

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks