OK Go Tells Us About Say The Same Thing, The iOS Game They Actually Made Real

Hugs all around, guys!

Hugs all around, guys!

The band, OK Go, known as much for its fabulously nerdy and complex videos as for its quirky and upbeat pop music, have made an app. Before you go, “meh,” and move on, thinking that this is another one of those record publishing tie-in apps that, really, no one loves but the publicist trying to push it, take a look at the video here.

Get it? These guys made the app. Ok, mostly guitarist Andy Ross, but the other guys certainly had a hand in the app. They definitely appear in the video above. Singer and bassist, Tim Nordwind, had this to say when we asked about the app.

Andy showed me this game about a year ago. And I showed it to five friends, who showed it to five more friends etc…Say The Same Thing connects people in a really fun and unique way that almost makes me feel like I am both psychic and having a super good time all at once.

You heard it here first, folks. Tim feels psychic and super good when he plays his good buddy Andy’s app. Right?

Andy also told us a bit about the app, too, saying,

We knew the game was really fun to play in person so I just decided to start working a simple, barebones app version in my spare time. I sent this to the band and our friends and we were playing it constantly… it was almost more exciting to play as app. So we just decided to make it a real thing and share it with everyone.

Yes, they made it a real thing. So exciting.

Can you picture it? The band, touring endlessly in buses, jets, and on trains. Waiting backstage and in hotel rooms. Just dying to pass the time. And, being the nerdy smart guys they are, they came up with a game they could play. Like an intelligent rock-scissors-paper where everyone wins! That’s Say the Same Thing in a nutshell, and you really should check out the app and support these successful rockstars in conquering yet another media format.

Say The Same Thing is available as a universal app in the iTunes App Store right now, for free. Ok? Go!

  • kevinshowe

    Great game, but the ads are unbearable. They pop up randomly when you’re in the middle of something, anything, and you end up tapping them accidentally and then having to switch back from your browser to the game. Very annoying and intrusive, and more than a little insulting.

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