Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Woomi Wins

Woomi was brought to yarn life in 2008 as my alter-ego, but he grew his own feisty personality over the years.

Today, Woomi is brought to interactive life in Woomi Wins, a new app that's available in the App Store and Google Play.

Here's the official description of the app, also found at WoomiWins.com:

Play the role of a yarn-made boy who creates 
cloning machines to launch a world invasion from space!

Woomi was made from yarn, but wants to build new friends from yarn and steel. Armed with clone-making machines and a UFO, join Woomi as he slam-dunks Earth in this comic, cosmic adventure! Presenting hand-drawn graphics and an interactive story that encourages discovery, Woomi Wins will delight crafty mischief-makers of all ages!

  • 14 ACTION-PACKED SCENES of button-pushing, switch-flipping, yarnball-tossing, paint-scratching, planet-twirling, star-drawing fun!
  • a FUNNY, ALL-AGES STORY that inspires a build-it-yourself spirit and an appreciation for inventiveness and friendship.
  • HAND-DRAWN illustrations and charming animation!
  • PHYSICS-BASED ENVIRONMENTS where wacky objects can be thrown, dragged, stacked and bounced.
  • a PHOTO GALLERY of 3D YARN CREATIONS (aka "amigurumi") from WooWork.com, the crochet blog that tells whimsical stories with yarncraft.
  • OPTIMIZED beautifully for phones and tablets.
* Like Woomi Wins on Facebook at facebook.com/WooWork
* Follow Woomi on Twitter at twitter.com/WooWork
* Catch up with Woomi's blog at WooWork.com
* Get Woomi merchandise at WooWork.spreadshirt.com
* Get the Woomi Wins soundtrack at WooWork.bandcamp.com
◦ Full list of soundFX credits here
◦ Contact via email at woowork@gmail.com
◦ Share the official Woomi Wins page: WoomiWins.com

Both Woomi and Woomi Wins were handcrafted with love. To make Woomi, I learned to crochet. To make Woomi Wins, I learned to code; a process I'll detail in a future blog post. Until then, I hope you pick up the app and enjoy interacting with Woomi's action-packed plot to win the world!

1.5 years later, Woomi approves.

Woomi at the controls.

Me and Woomi with the "Woomi Wins" app.


  1. Congrats Howie - you are super talented and this must be very exciting for you. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us :D

    1. Thank you, Louise :) It's a strange new app world, so it's reassuring to see familiar crochet friends in that space too! Woomi says he will dedicate a space colony for you too :D


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