January 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
**To celebrate Joe and Jen’s new engagement, Foozle will be free for just a few days! Download Now**
One might think that there are no longer creative ways of proposing. After all, men have been proposing to women for centuries. Well, when I saw a guy named Joe post on one of my developer forums asking for help designing a proposal into an iPhone game, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. He loved the idea of incorporating his big question into my game, Foozle. Both Joe and his girlfriend Jen are avid gamers so Joe knew that this would be a unique, fun way of asking Jen to be his wife. I offered my services for free and simply asked Joe to try and record the proposal, which you can see below.
Will: Joe, how did you and Jen meet?
Joe: We actually work together. We didn’t
know each other too well even though we were working on the same team.
She was moving into a new condo and I helped her with some painting, etc
and the rest was history!
Will: What made you think to propose via iPhone game?
Joe: A few years ago I bought her an iPod and she became completely addicted to puzzle games.
So when I was thinking about how I wanted to propose, I wanted something
completely unique and something she wouldn’t have known was coming. Who
would ever think a proposal would be hidden in a game?? We have 5 cats
and a dog so it’s hard to get away so I wanted to do so something at
Will: When the time came for her to play the game, what was going through your
Joe: That she wouldn’t be able to get past level 7!!!
Will: Jen, did you suspect anything was up when Joe requested that you play the
Jen: It’s not unusual for Joe to get me to try different games. I had no clue
anything was up. At the time, I was reading an article that I wanted to
finish before I tried the game. So, poor Joe was sitting there waiting
so patiently until I was finished. I was intent on completing the
levels, so I was totally surprised when the screen came up, asking me
to marry him. It took a few seconds to comprehend what I was reading.
Will: You obviously said yes, so tell us a bit about your wedding plans, or
have you even thought that far ahead?
Jen: We haven’t made definite plans yet. We both agree we want a small,
non-traditional wedding- perhaps a destination wedding to Las Vegas or
the Caribbean. For now, Joe and I are still basking in the new
Congrats again Joe and Jen! It was an honor being a part of your special proposal.