Hi, How Are You (game)

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Hi, How Are You
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Developer(s) Dr Fun Fun, LLC
Smashing Studios, LLC
Platform(s) iPhone, iPod Touch
Release date(s)
  • NA September 24, 2009
Genre(s) Third-Person Platform Game
Mode(s) Single-player

Hi, How Are You is a third-person platform game that is based on the art and music of Daniel Johnston. It was developed by Peter Franco and Stephen Broumley of Dr Fun Fun and Smashing Studios for the iPhone and iPod Touch. You play as Jerimiah the frog navigating platform mazes in order to win back your true love from Satan.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The Gameplay involves the player in third person view navigating through mazes of gameplay blocks. The player must touch all the Green blocks and proceed to the exit to complete a level and earn a bronze trophy. In order to earn a silver trophy, the player must touch all the green blocks and red blocks OR all the green blocks and beat the clock. In order to earn a gold trophy, the player must touch all green blocks, all red blocks and beat the clock. There are numerous obstacles and enemies that challenge the player in each level. The game also makes use of the device's accelerometer to control the characters.[2]

Characters[edit]

The game's main character is Jerimiah the Innocent, a character made famous by Daniel Johnston's mural on the University of Texas campus in Austin, TX.[3][4] The character starts as a human but is changed into a frog by Satan, and later in the game, is changed into a frog-cube, a frog-ball, and eventually back into his human form.

Music[edit]

The game features several songs from Rejected Unknown as sung by Daniel Johnston,[5] including "True Love Will Find You in the End", "Favorite Darling Girl", "Funeral Girl", "Thrill", "Love Forever" and "Some Time Spent in Heaven".

Critical reception[edit]

Hi, How Are You was featured in The New York Times in September 28, 2009 [6] and was described as "a psycho-religious version of Frogger". Pocket Gamer UK stated that "Hi, How Are You sets a new iPhone benchmark aesthetically" [7] and gave the game a 7/10 [8] and The Gamers' Temple gave it 96/100.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gamespot - GameFaq Page", 9/24/2009, "[1]"
  2. ^ Eli Hodapp, "Touch Arcade", 10/6/2009, "[2]"
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Magazine, 01/8/2004, "[3]"
  4. ^ Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 10/6/2009,"Austin 360", "[4]"
  5. ^ Andrew Groen,"Touch Arcade", 10/6/2009, "[5]"
  6. ^ Randy Kennedy, The New York Times, 9/28/2009 "[6]"
  7. ^ Keith Andrew, Pocket Gamer UK, 10/7/2009 " [7]"
  8. ^ "IGN",9/24/2009," [8]"
  9. ^ Jason Nimer, "The Gamers' Temple" 10/25/2009"[9]"

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