Flick Solitaire – solitaire, re-imagined – is a card game on mobile created by London-based game developers Ian Masters and Alan Thomson, that’s built a growing following by putting the work of artists from across the globe at the heart of its appeal.
The team’s aim is to build the ultimate card game platform, with a thriving creator economy – all around art and artists.
More than a mobile game, Flick Solitaire’s team decided to make art and artists from around the globe its focus. The game offers a number of unique decks, available through in-app purchase or subscription, that add richness to Flick that both players and artists love.
The diverse independent artists commissioned to create beautiful cards include Mexican artist Jaime Ugarte, Belgium illustrator Camille Carpentier, Danii Pollehn, commissioned to create a deck in celebration of International Women’s Day, folklore inspired Worcester based artist Liam Lefr, Kentucky’s Andrew Heath, French artist Elora Pautrat, and many, many more.
“We love using Flick Solitaire as a platform to commission, feature and promote diverse artists from all around the world – and we think we’re off to a solid start!
“We’re always on the look out for passionate untapped talent so if you have a killer idea for a deck then we’d love to hear from you.”
(Do bear in mind the Flick design team is small, and get a lot of approaches from a huge range of talent, so be patient waiting for a response)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.