my wefail brother Martin Hughes wrote the majority of Monster’s Socks, deftly tricking me into making a touchscreen children’s book app with him.
I am normally happy to split the critical divide. “oh some people just don’t get it!” I would say. but everyone loved Monster’s Socks.
narrated by Bob Schneider he also scored the entire world, composing nine songs with a wide gamut of emotion. Bob’s involvement with Monster’s Socks was invaluable.
I had to buy an iPad to develop Monster’s Socks from scratch. I didn’t even know what a touch event was. I still use the same iPad to catch up on the latest NBA news on /nba reddit.
there are traditional wefail bits hiding in plain sight. the “holey cow” seems to have the Kinks “supersonic rocketship” stuck in his head and the pink filoids live on the dark side of the moon (of course).
our first foray into the app store could have gone worse. Monster’s Socks stalled at #2 in the charts, Apple never did give it a feature, I guess the feelings go both ways.
Monster’s Socks has been enjoyed by over a hundred thousand children world wide.