I am an AR enthusiast and I’ve been testing AR apps and games for quite some time now. When I first tried out Flying Face, I was blown away how fun this game is and not just that, how amazing Instagram filters an be in general.
I fell in love with those mini-games, because usually I don’t have time to play games and when I do, I prefer ones with short gameplay sessions. This is where Instagram filters got into the picture.
There aren’t many Instagram games at the moment, those made using Spark AR. But during the time I’ve been using them, I saw more developers working on creating AR games with Spark AR Studio, alongside visual face filters, effects, and masks.
I see Flying Face as a phenomenon, and incredible game that shown me how incredible Instagram can be as a gaming platform.
I have so much to talk about, that I’ve decided to open up a fan blog. A place where I can share my own opinion, thoughts, ideas, news, all about this amazing game. I definitely see myself as one of the biggest fans of this game. To be honest, I don’t recall being a fan of many things in the past, let alone deciding to open a blog as a place to freely share my opinions, emotions, thoughts, and ideas related to this game.
It so inspired me and I want to dedicate some time of the day to share what I learned from playing it and why I enjoy it so much. Sometimes you don’t really know what game is going to take you by storm. I’ve been playing games for a long time, most of them on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch lately.
One of the things that excited me the most is online multiplayer gaming, and this is why I do hope that Instagram will bring online multiplayer support to its Spark AR platform so we can play online selfie games together. For me, graphics don’t play an important role. I never really disliked a game because it looks bad. I always give myself the opportunity to try a game, see if I like, regardless of the visuals.
Instagram games are simple but that’s what I love about them. I like launching Instagram, searching for new content and try out some new filters. When I first came across Instagram games I was thrilled by the idea. I like playing casual games and here, I didn’t need to download anything. I just follow the creators whom I love their content (filters) and their future filters are delivered straight to my filter drawer, simple as that.
This is great for both developers and users. Users need to follow the creators of the filter to get permanent access to the filter (instead of direct URL which gives temporary access). This shows the developer how many people want to use his or her filter and focus on the things that interest the community the most.
I didn’t hear about Dvoshansky before, in fact, I am a subscriber in a Spark AR community on Facebook. It’s there where I first saw the game, Dvoshansky shared it himself in the community page. When I saw it, I immediately follow him to get access to the game and oh boy things changed for me since then.
Flying Face isn’t something new, it resembles a game called Flappy Bird, which is where the developer goes his inspiration from. That being said, the developer recreated the game with new gameplay mechanics, new features and make it very easy for people to experience it as an Instagram filter
So what’s next. My goal is to share interesting insights, information, news and opinions about the game, what I like, what I didn’t like, what inspired me, and hopefully get in touch with the developer himself and get interesting insights about what’s coming up next. The blog is called flyingfacefilter.com, but it doesn’t mean that it will be solely about that filter. I will definitely write more about Dvoshansky’s future filters when those are released. As I said, I am a big fan and I am not easily becoming a fan of anything.
I am looking forward seeing what the developer will create next and until then, I want to share all I can about my experience with this game, so stay tuned and don’t forget to visit my fan blog on a daily basis. Thanks for reading.