ASL-News, iOS: Café International for iOS - the board game for the family - nominated for German Game Developer Award 2012

Application Systems is proud to announce that Café International has been nominated for German Game Developer Award 2012. Competing against over 120 entries Café International has been selected as one of only five finalists in the category "Family Games" and we are thrilled and can't wait to hear the results announced on the 12th of December.

Nominated is our current version (1.2) which is available in the iTunes App Store today <https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cafe-

international/id526073166?mt=8>. We are always improving the game based on customer feedback. Currently under development the latest version will include online  multiplayer support as well as enhanced graphics for iPhone 5, we hope to have it approved and live in the iTunes App Store by the 29th of November.

About the German Game Developer Award:

Established in 2004 the Award has become an important industry event with more than 1000 people attending the Award ceremony. 150 members of the Award's academy and a jury have to make the tough decision about the winners in each category.

A list of this year's nominees can be found here:

<http://www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de/index.php?

option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=14>

About  Café International for iOS

The legendary game (Board Game of The Year 1989 Germany, over one million sold) is back, a fun and challenging strategic board game for iPhone and iPad!

Using the officially licensed caricatures from the original board game, you'll find that not every guest wants to sit next to each other in Café International. So it's up to you to keep everyone happy, by seating them at the right tables, according to their nationality and gender to score maximum points.

Every puzzle fan will simply love Café International! Although the rules are straightforward and the game is easy to play, it's sure to challenge even the most strategically gifted minds. To be awarded maximum points, you'll need to clear as many tables as possible by really thinking about where to seat your randomly chosen guest cards...

Café International is packed with endless fun - it's the perfect way to test your strategic might against friends, family and colleagues!

What people are saying about Café International:

³Once I started playing this game I just can't put it down² ³a great card game really tests your skills² ³getting the whole family around the iPad is such a blast²

Features :

€ Strategically place international guests at tables to earn points € Place unsuitable guests in the bar - but watch your score!

€ Clear 24 tables before filling the bar to win € Beautifully detailed graphics in full retina resolution € Quick tutorial for an easy start € Help function for when you need visual clues € Choose from Solitaire, Classic or Time Game € Add up to four players in Classic mode € Challenge against up to 3 computer opponents each with 3 levels of skill € Challenge your friends or family around your iPhone or iPad € Game Center integration for worldwide high score and achievements

Coming soon: Full online multi-player mode, challenge your friends or other Café International players anywhere in the world on iPhone or iPad!

Recommended Retail Price:

Café International for iOS: £2.99

Mac App Store pricing:

$4.99 € 4.49 Euros € £2.99 € JP¥450

Link to Mac App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cafe-international/id526073166?mt=8

Detailed Information:

http://www.application-systems.co.uk/cafeinternationalios

System requirements:

- iOS 4.3

- Universal App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Language:

Manual: English (digital)

Software: English

Other languages included:

German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional and

simplified)

Codes for review available on request.

Contact: presse@application-systems.de

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Additional links:

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iTunes App Store:

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This is how the press looks at Café International:

"AppZapp blog", Rating: 5 out of 5 - "Conclusion: the app completely captures all the fun that the board game offered. It may be played individually or 4 players may look for opportunities to place the guests in the right spot." - 3 Plus, no Minus, AppZapp blog, 02.08.2012

"midlife gamer", MLG Rating: 8/10 - "One of the great things about Café International is whether you are a beginner learning the game or a diehard fan wanting to experience a full on strategic challenge you can tailor the game to suit your needs by changing not only the difficulty of the AI opponent but also how many opponents you face. (.

..) By importing not only Cafe Internationals classic gameplay but also adding single player elements into the mix, Application Systems Heidelberg have released a well polished addition to the digital board game genre which will be an excellent purchase for fans of either strategy board games or for the quick fix of toilet gaming.", midlifegamer.net, 22.08.2012

"AppTudes", Rating: 4 of 5 - "With great gameplay, clean Retina presentation, and bonuses like single-player modes and Game Center achievements, Cafe International is arguably better than its cardboard counterpart - especially without having to clean up afterward. A great addition to any family's digital board game collection, or fans of strategy board games looking for something a little lighter.", AppTudes, 13.08.2012

"MobileTechReview", - "Conclusion: Cafe International is a solid iOS remake of a popular Euro Boardgame from the 1980s. Gameplay is easily understood, but the strategy is deep, which should keep you coming back to this one for a while. (...) Give yourself a few games to get the hang of it." - MobileTechReview blog, 15.09.2012

Awarded by iphone.qualityindex.com as "Finest Game Publisher August 2012" based on great 9.2 average ratings for Café International.

"iPhoneLife Magazine", - "Solitaire for cafe addicts, with an offbeat 80s feel... That's my impression of Cafe International. Uh, how many restaurants or shops are seating lone international guests specifically by nationality or gender? None that I know of, but that really isn't the point. The point of Cafe International is good old pattern-matching fun with a multi-player twist that everyone can enjoy.", Nate Adcock, 01.09.2012

"Geeks with Juniors", "As a board game geek, I always appreciate it whenever a board game has been ported to iOS. That way, it's easier for me to set up, find opponents and clean up afterwards. That said, Cafe International for iOS is an excellent way to experience a classic (and out of print) board game with friends and family." - , Geeks with Juniors, 01.08.2012

"iX - Heise Developer", "Why would I feature this game in my heise developer blog? Café International is a very good game and one of the best board game adaptions that I have ever seen on tablets. This is a great example for app developers of board game adaptations: The first positive aspect  is the faithfulness of the graphics to the original board game look & feel. The game has no gimmicks or unnecessary 3D effects. The computer opponents are neither totally stupid nor invincible. My impression is that the developers of this game knew the board game really well and that the motto of this port was "quality above everything". Whoever adopts these rules and uses a great board game as a foundation will succeed.", German review in Kais bewegtes Web 09.08.12 - von Kai König

"Stromstock", Rating: 4 of 5 - "After 25 years Café International still is amazing - also for player who never played the board game and make their first experience with the game on the iPad.", Stromstock, 06.08.2012

About Application Systems London: Trading for over 25 years, the Application Systems Group is now represented in the UK, France and Germany and trading across the world. We specialise in developing and distributing Games and Software for the Mac and now for iOS. Copyright © 2012 Application Systems Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. *****

Grüße,

Volker Ritzhaupt

Application Systems Heidelberg Software GmbH Pleikartsfoersterhof 4/1

69124 Heidelberg

Telefon: ++49-6221-300002

Fax: ++49-6221-300389

www.application-systems.de

 


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