Patchmania KIDS Press Kit

Quick Facts

Key Features

  • 625 clever puzzles for kids
  • Simple & fun path drawing controls
  • Original animated story
  • Teaches problem-solving skills
  • No in-app purchases or ads
  • Play across devices w/ iCloud sync

Developer

Little Details LLC
Based in Montclair, NJ

Release Date

January 28, 2016

Platforms

iOS 7.0+ (Universal App)

Availability

iTunes App Store Worldwide

App Store Categories

Kids 6–8
Games – Puzzle
Games – Board

Regular Price

$3.99 USD

Rating

4+, suitable for all ages

Languages

English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Thai

What is Patchmania KIDS?

Patchmania® KIDS is a brand new edition of the popular puzzle game Patchmania® that launched in March 2015 (named “Best of March” and “Best New Game” by Apple). This pay-once-and-play KIDS edition features 625 original puzzles suitable for children, and animation so cute that kids won’t want to put it down!

Farmer Lester has destroyed your forest home… and now it’s time for bunny revenge! Lead a brave little bunny named Calvin, and his adorable furry friends, on a rampage through Pitchfork Farms. Devour Farmer Lester’s crops by simply drawing paths with your finger through his carefully planted vegetable patches. Keep the bunnies chomping away and eat all of Lester’s vegetables to get the highest score!

As players progress through Patchmania KIDS, they'll be challenged by hundreds of original puzzles that require out-of-the-box thinking to outwit Farmer Lester! Players gradually acquire new playable bunny characters, and encounter new food types and puzzle mechanics along the way. Before long players will discover mushroom levels that require cooperation between multiple bunnies, and rabbit tunnels that add a whole new dimension to the puzzles! Easy path drawing controls, and a gradual difficulty progression, make Patchmania KIDS fun for any child to pick up and play. Patchmania KIDS is fun for parents too, and young children will enjoy playing cooperatively with a parent.

Launch Trailer

Screenshots & Images Download .zip (18MB)

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Logo & App Icon Download .zip (18MB)

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Contact

Press Inquiries

Jon Grall
Founder, Little Details LLC
Montclair, NJ

Website

patchmaniakids.com

Facebook

Patchmania KIDS Fan Page

Twitter

@patchmaniagame

Press FAQ

What is special about Patchmania KIDS?

Patchmania KIDS features hundreds of clever puzzles, a distinctive art style, and an original animated story. The adorable characters and animations, simple & fun path drawing controls, and high level of polish help Patchmania KIDS stand out from the crowd.

Who is the target audience?

Patchmania KIDS was designed specifically for children aged 6–11. Patchmania KIDS is fun for parents too, and young children will enjoy playing cooperatively with a parent.

What do I need to play Patchmania KIDS?

Patchmania KIDS is a universal iOS app that will run on any Apple mobile device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) that is running iOS 7 or later.

Who is behind Patchmania KIDS?

Little Details LLC is a tiny app company made up of game industry and startup veterans. We're 100% indie and bootstrapped. Our geographically dispersed team is primarily based in New Jersey, but we also have team members in Ohio, Massachusetts, and the UK! See below for the full story behind our company. A full list of game credits is included in the game itself.

How does Patchmania KIDS make money?

Patchmania KIDS is a paid game available on the iTunes App Store. Unlike its free-to-play predecessor, Patchmania KIDS has no ads or in-app purchases.

Will Patchmania KIDS be available on Android?

At the moment Patchmania KIDS is exclusive to iOS. If there’s enough demand, we’ll of course consider other platforms.

What is the official name of the game?

Patchmania® KIDS

History

Little Details was founded by Jon Grall in 2012 almost by accident, after a string of startup failures. The company's first product, an iOS app called Just Landed®, was an unexpected success and became a #1 paid travel app on the iTunes App Store. After turning down acquisition offers from well-known travel companies, Jon decided to take the company in a new direction. It had been 5 years since he left a disappointing career at Electronic Arts, and Jon felt it was time to return to games – this time on his own terms, as an indie developer.

When work began on Patchmania, Jon had never built a game on iOS, and didn't have a team or even a real office – development began from a desk in his kitchen. Jon knew he wanted the company's first mobile game to feature the same level of care and attention to detail that he'd put into Just Landed, at the same time as offering something new and delightful. He began by building prototypes around a simple path drawing mechanic. This gradually evolved into an original puzzle where the player moved little animated bunnies around a grid collecting food. For months Jon play tested the game with members of the public at coffee shops and college campuses around San Francisco, and even at the California DMV! Many iterations helped to perfect the game’s controls, and refine the puzzle into something with broad appeal and enough depth to be challenging for even the best players.

In the summer of 2013, Jon reached out to Glenn Iba – a puzzle expert, author, and fellow MIT alum. After months of collaborating remotely on the puzzle design as an advisor, Glenn became the second member of the team, and led the development of hundreds of new puzzles. Once the game design had been finalized, Little Details hired Bonnie Lui, a talented artist who took a huge chance on the project after turning down great offers from well-known entertainment companies. As the Art Director, Bonnie created Patchmania's distinctive art style and cast of lovable characters, and transformed the project from an ugly prototype into a real game. The team grew organically from there as they figured out who else was needed, and Patchmania began to take shape.

Patchmania took 2 years to develop, and remains 100% indie and bootstrapped. Despite a tiny budget, and a geographically dispersed team, Little Details managed to attract an impressive group of game industry and startup veterans, who all took a chance on this unlikely project. The original version of Patchmania® launched for iOS on March 19, 2015, and was featured by Apple in “Best New Games” and “Best of March.” The game has been enjoyed by millions of players in over 190 countries.

After shipping a number of successful updates to Patchmania, which included adding several new languages and hundreds of additional levels, it became clear that there was demand for a pay-once-and-play edition of the game for children. So, we set about creating hundreds of new and easier puzzles suitable for children, and fleshed out additional story elements that we thought kids might enjoy. After months of work, we're very excited to announce that Patchmania KIDS will launch worldwide on the iTunes App Store for $3.99USD on January 28th 2016!