There’s a new trend for app developers to create unique, Chromecast capable apps. Dehumanize Your Friends (free) is no different, and is actually designed by the same development team that created Qcast — so you know it’ll be fun.
What is the game all about?
MusicalBigfoot folks got a nice, fact C&D letter from the Cards creators, so the design changed:
The name changed, kind of a big deal.
There is no more black. Everything you’ve ever known to be black has never been black. It was purple the whole time.
Warning: DYF is a semi-raunchy game of “fill-in the phrase,” where you’re given a phrase, maybe with a blank, and you pick a match from a number of possible cards.
(Sorry about the television shot.)
“The King” chooses a winner who gets 1 point.
The game continues for an undetermined amount of time — I wish there was a play time limit or pause option.
Some small caveats
Even though 2 players can play DYF, more players is better. I can only imagine what responses 7 players could come up with.
Also, the game’s designed for smaller screens, thought you can use a tablet. I played with my Nexus 7 and my ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, so larger screens work.
However, I did find one small quirk for larger-screens: extra cards. Small screens, and even my Nexus 7, are limited to 10 cards, but when I used my Infinity, the game generated 14 cards to play. This glitch — the game’s still technically beta — occurred after the device posted 8 or 9 of the same card for one response. Having more cards doesn’t necessarily change your task, they merely give more options.
There’s a Google+ community you can join for more discussion and suggestions — such as revealing the winning card — for the future development of the game. I’d suggest joining since users are experiences a lot of the same small issues.
Dehumanize Your Friends is a great way to blow an evening giggling like a 12-year-old. Overall, I’m giving this game 4 of 5 stars. Oh, and if you’re interested in a video chat version, check out the Hangouts Against Humanity version of the game.