Although social media and gaming have been merged before, rarely have the two been so intrinsically linked than in the new social quiz game FaceUp from Ubisoft.
It looks to giveselfies a whole new meaning by integrating them into a game - with players doing battle with other selfie users in a picture battle that focuses on charades-based gameplay.
It also allows players to fuse their experience with social media, offering cooperative ways to tackle selfie guess work together.
The game tasks you with using a variety expressions and imitations in hopes, working with your friends to reach your highest possible score. If you’re the one guessing the expression your friend is using then you best get your thinking cap on.
Rewards come in the form of unique stickers and extra modes, offering ample incentive for continued play. You’ll be comparing unlocked items with your friends, showing off your impressive records and attempting to fool people with crazy expressions.
It’s an intriguing premise to merge social media with gaming as much as FaceUp does - but it’s also one that gives both as much credence to each aspect.
An example is the fact you can unlock game altering options like the combo mode - which sees players combine expressions and moods to really mix things up (literally).
Thanks to a robust number of choices this means FaceUp doesn’t become stale - and the fact you can imitate a variety of animals, moods, expressions, feelings, and jobs ensures you’re never stuck for choice when it comes for something new to imitate.
Combine this with numerous emojis and stamps to customise your selfies and you have an app that is both instantly accessible and deceptively deep.
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