I’ve been playing around with this new app for the past week or so. It’s soothing and a lot of fun! Okay, it’s really an app for kids. ARTISTICO introduces works of art to both the young and old. The app is essential a game of matching up virtual pieces of puzzles to recreate famous paintings.
Created by PlayArt Labs the app allows players to solve the timed puzzles and work on conquering a new skill levels.
From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Raphael’s School of Athens, ARTISTICO takes players on a journey through the history of art in a fun way!
I love this app for it’s approachable and less intimidating way to learn more about the world’s art treasures. At the end of each completed puzzle, bits of information are offered to the player that takes the learning one step further.
“Gaming is first and foremost about enjoyment, but we believe mobile games can be so much more than a mindless way to kill time,” says Adir Wanono, CEO of PlayArt Labs. “There’s an opportunity for people of all ages to extract cultural value from gaming, and ARTISTICO is meant to entertain, but in the process, to remove the taboo of touching art and ignite a spark of inspiration for people to experience, learn about and fall in love with the world’s great art and artists.”
ARTISTICO recently launched worldwide and is available in the Apple App Store for iPad 2 (iOS 6 and above). The “Roots of Modern Art,” which includes eight paintings, is free. As an in-app purchase, ARTISTICO offers more ages in packages of two at .99 cents per package, or all current or future for $2.99. The first package includes the “Middle Ages” and “Salon.”
You can link to the app site here for downloading at iTunes.Apple.com
Here’s a quick video to explain how to play…