January 8, 2009 (Dallas, TX)– Dallas-based Blockdot’s Chicktionary has been named the Best iPhone Word Game at the 2008 Best App Ever Awards— beating out the word giant SCRABBLE.

The Best App Ever Awards, announced the week of the recent Macworld Conference&Expo in San Francisco, recognize the best iPhone applications released to the iTunes App Store in the previous year. Nominees for the awards were determined by a committee of influential bloggers and application developers, as well as public voting.

In Chicktionary, your goal is to unscramble a roost full of letters and create as many words as possible. Each chicken bears a letter. Tap the chickens and spell out a word, then watch as the word appears below them. The more words you create, the more points you earn!

Besides the egg-citing game play, Chicktionary has cool features that give it depth, making for one of the most engaging game experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch:

• Shake your iPhone to shuffle your chickens and get a new look at your word options.

• Earn Eggchievements for crazy stuff or just playing the game like a pro.

• Save your game and complete it at a later time.

• Send a challenge-a-friend message directly from your iPhone.

• Post your scores to a worldwide leader board.

• Find hidden Chicktionary Easter eggs that are as fun and farm-fresh as the game itself.

The free version of the game (“Chicktionary Lite”) has 12 levels of game play. The full version of Chicktionary, which now comes with 300 puzzles, can be purchased for only $1.99. Both versions can be downloaded from the Blockdot’s iPhone Chicktionary homepage

About Blockdot and

Blockdot, a Media General, Inc. company, is a leading producer and provider of casual games and company sponsored Advergames. Blockdot has created over 800 games for a broad range of leading brands and companies, including American Airlines, AT&T, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, LEGO, Microsoft, Motorola, M&Ms, Nokia, Universal Pictures and Verizon. Millions of people play Blockdot games on its game site, which consistently ranks as one of the Top 50 gaming portals on the Internet and is often used as the launching site for client Advergames.

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Contact: Dan Ferguson



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