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Henry’s Spooky Headlamp Version 2 is Now Available!

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp – Version Two is now available for download in the iTunes App Store and the NOOK Bookstore™ by Barnes & Noble!

This is the first Version Two of one of our apps we have done and it was much needed! As you may recall, Version One of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp was the first app that we released. It was released right before Halloween last year and was definitely due for an update.

Our original title screen for Henry’s Spooky Headlamp, v.1

The updated title screen for Henry’s Spooky Headlamp v.2

We made quite a few improvements to the already engaging game. Some of those include updated artwork, a better user interface and user experience, and a couple of new spooky surprises. The most notable improvement has been a brand new, fully interactive Prize Scene, much like the Prize Scene in Henry’s Summer Headlamp.

New and improved Prize Scene

The new Prize Scene consists of two screens. The first screen you see as soon as you finish the game and this is where you choose your prize for that round. (Note: You can only choose one prize piece at a time, the more you play, the more pieces you can earn toward your creation). The second screen is where you can manipulate your pieces to create an awesome jack-o-lantern art masterpiece! Once your creation is complete, you can save a photo of your masterpiece to your device. Once you have the image saved, you can share it with family and friends just like you would any other picture!

An example of a jack-o-lantern prize creation.

Other important updates include Retina artwork to optimize the game for all iOS devices and iPhone 5 compatibility.

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp v.2 is fully compatible with iPhone 5!

If you are looking for a fun way to get your child excited about Halloween, download the new version of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp for your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or NOOK Color™ or NOOK Tablet™ today! Looking for more information about the game? Visit our Henry’s Spooky Headlamp page, which has links to download from both the iTunes App Store and the NOOK Bookstore™ by Barnes & Noble.

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Happy Anniversary to US! – Part Two

*This is a continuation of our post Happy Anniversary to US! – Part One. You can read that post to find out what happened during our first six months. 

During the winter, Shawn and I moved into a new house and office, hired two part-time employees Courtney & Connor, Shawn started a new job outside of Campfire Apps, and we started planning projects for the new year. It was a slow few months compared to the previous three in terms of app development, but it was nice to take time to settle in to new routines and a new space.

In the Spring we started work on Caddy2Go, our mini golf scorekeeping app, which is very near and dear to us. We released our first “app” (not game) in May, just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the start of vacation season.

We wrapped up our cycle with our app club, and quickly realized that this was something that other schools were interested in. We had interest for our Patapsco APPlied Club trickling in from about February until the end of the school year. Shawn and I thought this might be a good time to pursue our passion for education and working with teens a little more seriously. So we started the APPlied Club brand / company! We didn’t have a great idea of where this would lead us, but we knew that word was spreading about the work we were doing and that it was probably in our best interest to keep up! Over the summer we taught 2 workshops to groups of teachers about how to run an APPlied Club at their own schools. We are happy to share that, right now, we have 8 other schools participating in APPlied Club this year! We started meeting with our group at Patapsco last week and we are really stoked about the possibilities we are opening ourselves to.

Knowing that we might have some other clubs under our wings this year, we spent most of the summer working on curriculum and content for APPlied Club. We also spent time working on Henry’s Summer Headlamp, the 4th game in the Henry Suite, for iOS and NOOK. We also worked on a version of Henry’s Smart Headlamp for NOOK.

That brings us close to today…whew! We have spent the last few weeks working on an update to our very first app, Henry’s Spooky Headlamp. We submitted for approval to Apple and NOOK last week and hope to share the updates with you very soon. It was nice to go back and work on that app again, it feels like we have come full circle. Man, have we had a busy year!

If you had told me a year ago that we would have released 5 games / apps under Campfire Apps, 2 more with APPlied Club, and be running two companies – I would have laughed at you! Our jobs are so enjoyable, we wear many different hats and play many different roles with each of our companies, but the rewards are so plentiful. There’s not a day that goes by that we aren’t thankful that we get to live this lifestyle and enjoy working for ourselves. Sure, we are crazy busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

It has been a wonderful year, thank you for joining us and supporting us in this adventure! To celebrate, we have a special announcement on Friday, stay tuned! In the coming weeks watch for a new version of Henry’s Spooky Headlamp (once again, just in time for the Halloween season) and our goals for this coming year.

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Our Summer Apps

Summer is almost over, but there are still a few weeks of vacation left! For anyone who still has trips planned, don’t forget to take along our summertime apps! This summer we released two apps that are just perfect for this warm and sunny season, and the vacations you have planned.

Caddy2Go is our miniature golf scoring app, perfect for keeping score during your family’s mini golf adventures and adding to the fun you are already having. Available for iPhone and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is our summer-themed hidden objects game for preschoolers and kindergartners. Take this app along to keep the young children in your family entertained during long car trips, flights, or while waiting for dinner to be served. Available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad in the iTunes App Store. Also available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble.

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Celebrate Summer Launch Party Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Celebrate Summer Launch Party over the weekend! It was a great success and helped us to spread the word about our brand new game: Henry’s Summer Headlamp!

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is now available for your Apple Devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, & iPad) through the iTunes App Store and for the NOOK family of devices from Barnes & Noble through their App Store.

Don’t hesitate to download Henry’s Summer Headlamp today and get started on this fun beach-themed adventure with your family!

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Henry’s SMART Headlamp on NOOK!

Lately it feels like a festival of Henry over here at the Campfire Apps Studio! While we have been focusing most of our time on our next game, Henry’s Summer Headlamp, we have also been spending some time working on Henry’s SMART Headlamp. We are happy to announce that Henry’s SMART Headlamp is now available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble!

Henry’s SMART Headlamp is designed to help your child get ahead in core pre-school and kindergarten fundamentals as they use Henry’s headlamp to search in the night for all of the hidden objects including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. While this app is targeted at younger children, it provides enjoyable game play for children of many ages and their families!

Download Henry’s Smart Headlamp on your Nook device today!

NOOK App : Henry's Smart Headlamp

You can learn more about Henry’s SMART Headlamp by visiting the Henry’s SMART Headlamp page.

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Get cozy with Henry’s Winter Headlamp!

Need a little fun to help fight that winter chill? Try our latest game for preschoolers and young children. Henry’s Winter Headlamp is available for download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Henry’s Winter Headlamp is the third app released in the Henry series. This new version is complete with a festive winter theme including snowmen, penguins, hats, gloves, scarves, and even an igloo. You can see the Winter Henry in action in this video:

Don’t have an Apple device? No problem! Henry’s Winter Headlamp is now available for Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook! The app is available for $0.99 on both devices. You can download the app for the Barnes & Noble Nook here. And you can download it for the Kindle Fire here. You can learn everything you need to know about Henry’s Winter Headlamp by visiting the Henry’s Winter Headlamp page on the Campfire Apps website.

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Our First Launch Party!

You may know by now that our third app is now available in the app store: you can download Henry’s Winter Headlamp right here!

This is the third app in our suite of Henry games and we are very excited to share it with you and your families during this holiday season. Henry’s Winter Headlamp is the perfect app to get for your kids during the holiday / winter season as it features all winter-themed artwork and prizes. Your children will definitely enjoy playing this game on the way to Grandma’s house or sharing it with their friends or cousins during all of those fabulous holiday events you will be attending. We think it is the perfect way to pass the time while waiting to open all of those presents!!

To celebrate the release of our third game and last app for the 2011 year, we are going to have our first ever Virtual Launch Party! The event will take place on our Facebook page this FRIDAY, December 16th. All you have to do to participate is become a fan of our Facebook page (just visit our page and click the LIKE button!) and then visit the page throughout the day on Friday for all of the fun! We will be sharing some very exciting news, lots of great artwork from the game, videos, contests, and giveaways. This is a CAN’T MISS event, especially if you and your family already own a Henry app or two and already know you enjoy them. (Don’t worry, if you are more of a Twitter person, we will also be sharing the fun on our Twitter. Again, if you are not already following us on Twitter, you might want to do that before Friday so you don’t miss a minute of the fun!)

We hope you will be able to join us!

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