If you’re anything like us, then you haven’t seen Parry Gripp’s insanely catchy “Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig)” YouTube video just once. You’ve seen it 10, 15, oh, maybe even 20+ times (we really don’t want to admit how many times we’ve seen it). The video is adorable but what makes it stick in your craw is Gripp’s hilarious song. The talented Gripp is hardly some one-hit-YouTube-wonder. The lead singer of Nerf Herder (calling all “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fans!), Gripp is a multi-talented musician. And a guy who is incapable of writing a non-catchy song.
Kihon Games‘ Creative Director, Dan Kopycienski’s daughters were just like us. They couldn’t stop watching Gripp’s video. And when Kopycienski caught wind, the game guru in him immediately thought “why isn’t this a game?” As the creator of PoxNora (from Octopi; later acquired by Sony Online Entertainment), Kopycienski knows a thing or two about creating infectious, addicting, viral games. And so, an iPhone game was born.
The “Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig)” game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available at the iTunes store for a mere $0.99. It promises to be as addicting to your thumbs as the song is to your ear.
Purchase the “Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig)” game here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baby-monkey-going-backwards/id447960108
And for more cuteness, watch Parry’s trailer for the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PDwhaWHyDHk