PhoozL IQ: A Photo IQ Quiz is an App for the iPhone that makes learning photography fun. There is a free version that has 50 questions that are randomised into ten question quizzes and a Pro version with 100 questions and the ability to add more through in game purchase.
The game is really fun. You have a time element to deal with as well as solving the questions. It works with Game Center for sharing scores and has in game facilities to share your score on places like Facebook. It is also a good way to improve your knowledge of photography in a fun way. It links up with Game Center for a social networking aspect and, interestingly, no one has yet (at time of writing) achieved a perfect score. There’s a challenge for you!
The press release follows
Photography game site PhoozL.com unveils world’s first Photo IQ quiz App for iPhone* and iPod touch: “PhoozL IQ: A Photo IQ Quiz”
Charlottesville, Virginia, (November 3, 2011): Photo games site PhoozL.com announces the launch of “PhoozL IQ: A Photo IQ Quiz” as a mobile app available on the App Store. PhoozL IQ is a fun, quiz-type game that allows photo enthusiasts of all levels (amateur to pro) to test their photo knowledge while learning more about photography in the process. It is the world’s first photography IQ quiz created for the mobile app platform.
“We started PhoozL as a way to combine two wildly popular pastime activities—photography and gaming,” explains Harald Johnson, co-founder of PhoozL and the creator of the PhoozL IQ app. “PhoozL IQ is adapted from our most popular Flash game on the Phoozl.com website. Now, game-loving photographers and photography students can enjoy photography-related fun wherever they happen to be.”
“PhoozL IQ: A Photo IQ Quiz” is currently available for the iPhone* and iPod touch, in both FREE and PRO versions. The “Phoozl IQ PRO” version sells for $0.99. iPad versions are both expected to be available before the end of 2011.
Both versions of PhoozL IQ feature a collection of intuitive, easy-to-play quizzes, with 10 shuffled questions and entertaining graphics, sounds, and music. There are different question types for all skill levels, with questions covering photography-related topics such as: cameras, composition, lighting, image editing, printing, and photography history. Every question is a package comprising: the question, alternative answers (tap-choice, true-false, multiple-choice formats), a hint, and a “factoid” for additional learning. The questions were developed with input from some of the most accomplished professional photographers and imaging experts from around the world.
The FREE version of PhoozL IQ includes 50 challenging questions and a longer time period for answering the questions. The PRO version includes 100 more-difficult questions and a shorter time clock. An optional “Extended Play” mode in the PRO version enables players to answer all 100 questions in one, intense, non-stop game session. And players can easily upgrade from FREE to PRO within the FREE app.
To add to the fun, PhoozL IQ includes a countdown clock with dynamic scoring based on speed and accuracy. Hints are available, but players who use them pay the price in score deductions. High scores are tracked on the Apple Game Center, and players can post their “PIQ” scores via Facebook, Twitter, or Email.
“PhoozL IQ: A Photo IQ Quiz” is now available on the App Store. iTunes Preview links:
PhoozL.com (http://www.phoozl.com) provides a safe place to have “phun” while learning about photos, photography, and other visual arts. Games on Phoozl.com include puzzles, quizzes, “click mysteries,” “first-person shooter,” and “brain-training” educational games. PhoozL.com also offers Photo Tips from experts, creative challenges, missions, and contests, including the seasonally intermittent “Alphabetography Photo Challenge” on Facebook. PhoozL.com: Dedicated to “Puttin’ the Phun in Photography.”
About Harald Johnson
Harald Johnson has been immersed in the worlds of photography, art, publishing, and fine-art imaging and printing for more than 30 years. A former professional photographer, designer, and creative director, Harald is the author of the groundbreaking book series: “Mastering Digital Printing,” and he’s now a happy game and app creator.
* Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc. PhoozL is a registered trademark of Harald Johnson.