Turks develop game inspired by funny videos on YouTube
ESKİŞEHİR - Anatolia News Agency
'Headfirst'Ark Game Studio, located in the Eskişehir Technology Development Region established under the leadership of the Eskişehir Industrial Chamber (ESO), has developed a video game called “Headfirst,” inspired by funny videos its developers saw on the Internet.
Versions of “Headfirst” are available for the iPad and iPhone, and it will also be available for Android soon. “The game can be downloaded free from the Apple Store. In the game’s storyline the player helps a character named Butch Headfirst enter the Guinness Book of World Records by smashing fruit with his head. Fruit appears on the screen, and Butch tries to smash them. Sometimes there are also cakes and bricks, and if he hits a brick, you have to wait for some time,” Ark Game Studio’s visual director, Sinan Ayyorgun, explained.
Ayyorgun said that users could also develop their character by purchasing various personalized accessories.
“There are a total of 30 animations in the 3D game. The characters have been designed according to the needs of a mobile platform. We got the idea for this game idea by watching entertaining videos on YouTube, where we saw men trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking watermelons with their heads. That was our inspiration.”
Ark Game Studio General Director Selkan Kaya said that developing more Turkish games will help to decrease the outflow of money to foreign vendors.