When people drive you nuts, sometimes you wish to lash out. Your patience wears thin and all you can do is dream up ways to make that certain someone pay for making you so angry and aggravated. With Pie Face by Michael Schwartz, users now have a non-violent, private way to indulge their inner devil by tossing pies, darts and cannonballs (amongst other things) at a photo of the culprit in question.
Pie Face begins by requiring users to press the Start Game button, making one believe that the application is truly a game. However, when you realize that your flinging fun never results in accumulated points, or a beautifully mangled photograph, you discover that this “game” simply consists of you tossing virtual items at a photograph of someone you just cannot stand.
Once you press start, you will see a sign and a cannon. The cannon will shoot any of the given weapons, which can be shot simply by tapping the first button in the line up. Next to that, users will find the button that allows them to choose their desired weapon. Choose from the traditional pie, or get a little more creative and feisty with a cannonball, fireball, paint or darts. Whichever item you choose will shoot from the cannon every time you tap the explosion button. The third button allows users to choose the photo they wish to destroy with their weapons. Use any photo you may have in your Photo Library. The Pause button at the end of the row simply allows you to halt your game if necessary.
Unfortunately, throwing things the calm, cool and collected way doesn’t quite seem to have the same effect as taking out your aggression in real life. Yes, it alleviates the potential mess and the violent ruckus that an actual fireball or cannonball may create, but when the damage caused automatically disappears after a few shots, one is left still feeling annoyed. Instead, if you truly have some aggression issues to deal with, perhaps a good game of paintball or darts would relieve your angst much more successfully. Shoot your paintball gun at someone wearing a photograph of the person in question, hang their face on a dartboard, or even tape their picture to a punching bag and give it a good whack. Getting out and exerting some energy will increase your endorphins and make you happy naturally!
Pie Face [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.