Browse, Buy, And Play Games With Over 400 Works Of Art. World’s First Interactive Art Gallery App Launches In iTunes.
Depending on how you look at it, dabball is an artfully addictive game that allows players to purchase featured art directly from their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Or, it’s the world's first digital art gallery that sells museum-quality artist prints by way of art-inspired dexterity games.
If you like to dabble in art, design, and mobile gaming, you’ll surely want to get your hands on dabball, the free app that is available in iTunes now.
At its heart, dabball is a mobile art gallery that showcases up-and-coming and world-renowned artists, including Portland’s Brooke Weeber, and former Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard, and invites you to browse the art digitally as well as purchase museum-quality artist prints for your wall, in one of three sizes, directly from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Unlike traditional art galleries with far less reach, dabball provides unprecedented exposure for artists to a massive art, design, and mobile game-loving audience, one that dabball’s creators feel have largely been untapped in the app market. Perhaps even more interesting than a mobile art gallery, however, is the fact that dabball provides an entirely new level of interaction with the art itself. You can actually play dexterity games with over 400 amazing pieces of art.
By using the accelerometer and tilting your iDevice, casual gamers can try to stick rolling steel balls into the corresponding holes on the game board art while overcoming hazards and racing against the clock.
Much like trading cards, you can choose from 52 individual artist and compilation game packs for in-app purchase. You collect your favorites for US$0.99 and US$2.99 each or simply purchase The Whole Enchilada all-inclusive add-on pack for only US$5.99 to unlock more than 400 games and downloadable wallpapers.
“Apps need better art. And artists need a better way to distribute their work,” explains Chad Rea, dabball’s co-creator. “Perhaps dabball will provide a new model for both industries, providing inspiration for the kinds of artful apps that consumers are sorely lacking.”
To help provide that daily dose of inspiration are dabball featured artists Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), David Yow (The Jesus Lizard), Alyson Fox, Andrew Neuhues, AustinVonNEW, Beautiful/Decay, bee things, Blake E. Marquis, Bomboland, Brainstorm, Brooke Weeber, Catherine Ryan, HUTCH, Christopher Bettig, Cole Gerst, add fuel to the fire, Eleanor, Erik Otto Studios, Esther Pearl Watson, GUYBURWELL, Hannah Stouffer, Jacob Escobedo, Jonathan Calugi, Kiino Villand, Linda Kim, Matt LaFleur, Michael C. Hsiung, Nate Duval, Patrick Haemmerlein, Paul D. Scott, R. Caldwell, R. LAND, Ryan Berkley, Ryan Riss, Sandra Dieckmann, Santiago Uceda, Sarajo Frieden, Steph Says Hello, Sven Palmowski, the Bungaloo,THOMAS RAIMONDI, Will Bryant, and Wilmer Murillo.
dabball is an ecopop initiative developed by EYEMAGINE and designed by Option-G.
Established in 2008, ecopop is a social innovations collaborative that happily lives at the intersection of ecology and pop culture. We create brands, art, and activism – or brand artivism, as we like to call it. ecopop ventures include everything from fashion brands and mobile apps to furniture products and social media experiments, as well as commissioned works from MTV Switch, Ethos Water, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Audubon Society, and more. http://www.ecopop.com
EYEMAGINE is an impactful interactive agency that brings e-commerce and technology solutions to life for the human audience. Our history is decorated by robust online applications, profitable ecommerce solutions, and effective online marketing efforts. http://www.eyemaginetech.com
Option-G is a multidisciplinary creative agency founded by artist and designer Cole Gerst. We specialize in illustration, graphic design, animation and original video content for multiplatform distribution. We are passionate about independent culture, the environment, technology and discovering new ways to connect and inspire audiences. http://www.option-g.com
1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. http://onepercentfortheplanet.org
Chad Rea, chief curator/catalyst ecopop, LLC. 1631 NE Broadway PMB 203 Portland, OR 97232-1425 P/F: 503 284 2605