Authors on Acid, AOA for short, is a game designed for friends, strangers and people who hate each other to collaborate and compete in writing in random, funny, ridiculously rude and often hilarious short stories. Players can pass or hand off the phone to each other, in pass and play mode, or play online games either privately among friends or publicly with all the bored chat roulette users.
Each player takes a turn adding a sentence but can see only the sentence written by the previous player and the title of the story, this leads to most stories making about as much sense as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political career.
Once the turns are complete the full story is revealed and players vote on their favorite sentence, but that’s not all...
Want funny things to edit when you can’t think of something?
Want to screw over your friends and delete their content?
Check that ish all the way to Chek Chekovs Czechoslovakian check checking center!
This game is Cards Against Humanity meets Madlibs meets Draw me something and we reckon you are going to love it!
Did we mention it’s free? Well it is, because were basically Mother Teresa over here, just with better dress sense. Download and play from June 27th and remember to share results for the world to see but perhaps not your mother…
DISCLAIMER: Chek Chekovs Czechoslovakian check checking center may not actually be a real place. Full terms and conditions can be found tattooed on to the back of a blind Sherpa in a cave in Kathmandu. This post may contain traces of nuts.’
Minor improvements to the functionality of the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Time better spent elsewhere
Cool idea but how long does it friggen take to get a game started?
FUN! Needs NON-Facebook Connect, though.
I just downloaded the game, and played a game with myself (nobody here with me at the moment). Certainly, it is the kind of game that you can play with pen and paper if you are all together anyway. On another hand, Not having to mess with pen and paper and not having to read people's handwriting, will certainly be advantages to some people, in this phone version :) .
I like the interface pretty well. (One problem is that the "characters remaining" count is displayed overlaying the sentence-in-progress as a player types it. This makes it very, very difficult to actually read the "characters remaining" count. So that display should be moved above or below the displayed sentence-in-progress so that both can be read.)
Alas, the game's one other clear advantage over pen & paper play in the same room is only available to Facebook users. It seems that the ONLY way to connect with others at present is through Facebook. ... Of course, being able to connect through Facebook is not a bad thing at all. It is just not nearly as good as if there were an independent way to connect with people without involving Facebook. To connect with people who do not use Facebook.
I would very much like to see the ability to connect with people via links sent by text or email or through the game itself if we could login in any way without using Facebook.
"Evil Apples" is one game app that implements this very well, independently of Game Center, Facebook, or any other 3rd-party service that the player needs to be aware of. It *allows* connecting with Facebook friends, but that's not the only way to involve others remotely.
I plan to write directly to the game developers to suggest it, see if they have any plans to come to amend it, or might even consider doing so :-) . (If so, then I would update this rating to four or maybe five. If you use Facebook, and only want to play with other people who use Facebook, then you may consider this review as having a four or five star rating for your purposes.)
In summary, a good app for folks who will enjoy this kind of game. It's a fun game I have played long before the advent of cell phones, and this app implements it well. Enjoy!
Great idea but poorly executed
It's really hard for me to review this app because I haven't been able to use it. I keep searching for a game but it never finds one. I chalk this up to lack of users which makes the app unusable.
It looks like it's trying to make games of 5 people when I feel like you could make a good story with only 3 people.
Also, if you want to play online, you have to connect it to your Facebook account. There is no "Create an AoA Account" option. I don't want anything linked to my FB account but I didn't have a choice
- MEDL Mobile, Inc.
- 206.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- © Authors On Acid Limited
- In-App Purchases
- 500 drops $0.99
- 20000 drops $5.99
- 3500 drops $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.