Simile Paint Like a Master

Used by Da Vinci, Escher & Van Gogh. Simile brings the grid method into the modern age. Now you can become a master.

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Simile featured in "Games for Nongamers" on the App Store

Simile was just featured on the App Store. It's in the "Let's Play: Games for Nongamers" column of the Today tab.

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Life’s about simple pleasures: painting pictures, shooting a few rounds of mini-golf, and smashing cities. Maybe that last one isn’t so simple—but these three games certainly are.

In Simile, imitation isn’t about flattery—it’s the key to peaceful, absorbing gameplay.

Finger painting
Simile lets anyone paint a masterpiece. Instead of looking at the bigger picture, the game zooms in on small portions of it, challenging you to replicate a reference image. Pick from a palette of colors, then paint with your fingers. Complete a square and you’ll move on to the next section, gradually connecting them into a larger gallery-worthy piece.
There’s no need to be a solo artist either. Friends can join your session and help out. Simile is extremely relaxing, but if you feel a competitive itch, load up the Arcade mode and paint under a timed challenge.

Simile featured in iOS Icon Gallery

Simile was featured in the iOS Icon Gallery. An independent website that showcases the best icons for iOS. Awesome!

Simile featured in "New Games We Love" on the App Store

Simile was just featured in the "New Games We Love" section of the US App Store*. I couldn't be more thrilled!

*It's featured in other countries as well e.g. Armenia, Botswana, & Canada. It doesn't seem to be featured in Europe. AFAICT.

Here's a shot from the U.S. App Store running on an iPad. I added the orange highlight rectangle.

Simile featured on Product Hunt

If you are like me, you've never heard of Product Hunt, but my good friend John @tinrocket say it's a great site to discover new stuff. Every day they showcase a few products and today they featured Simile. Sweet!

Simile 1.0 Released

After almost two full years of development (check out the backstory), I'm proud to announce "Simile - Paint Like a Master".

Simile is the painting game that brings the powerful "Grid Method" used by the ancient Egyptians and mastered by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and M.C. Escher into the modern age.

— Cortis Clark


Art made while playing Simile