SAN FRANCISCO - June 12, 2009 - Retronyms announced today that Seek‘n Spell, the GPS-based word game for the iPhone 3G, was selected as one of the featured titles for the Come Out&Play Festival 2009. Held in Midtown Manhattan, the Come Out&Play Festival celebrates games that encourage people to interact with one another in public spaces, from small street games to epic, location-based games that stretch across the city. Seek‘n Spell will be played on Sunday, June 14, from 1-3PM on the waterfront at Pier 84. The festival is free to attend and open to all who want to participate.
“Seek‘n Spell fits in perfectly with the spirit of the Come Out&Play Festival,” said Zach Saul, co-founder of The Retronyms.“Seek‘n Spell is the first iPhone title to combine real-time GPS data with a word game. As players run around outside gathering virtual letters and spelling words to earn points, they’re exercising both their minds and their bodies.”
Additional information about the Seek‘n Spell event at the Come Out&Play Festival 2009 is available at http://www.comeoutandplay.org/2009_seeknspell.php. Can’t make it to New York? Join the Seek‘n Spell Meetup.com groups in San Francisco and Cleveland to play in those cities, or post on the forum ( http://seeknspell.com/forums) to organize games in your area.
Seek‘n Spell is available for download from the iTunes App Store at a retail price of $2.99 at http://linktoapp.com/seeknspell.
About Seek‘n Spell
Seek 'n Spell is the iPhone 3G application that transforms gaming from a sedentary experience to an active and social outdoor contest that exercises the mind and the body. Combining real outdoor spaces with virtual letters, Seekʻn Spell is the word game where players race against the clock to gather letter tiles and create words to score the most points. When the game begins, Seek 'n Spell displays a satellite map of the player's location with letters scattered about the field. Players run to a letter to pick it up, and they can collect up to ten at a time to spell as many words as possible. More points are scored for longer words, and coveted gold letters appear randomly on the field to double a score when used in a word.
The trailer for Seek‘n Spell, which includes live-action footage of the game being played, is available at http://www.seeknspell.com/video.html. Screenshots and logos can be downloaded here: http://www.seeknspell.com/PR.
Founded by Dan Walton, John-Paul Walton and Zach Saul, The Retronyms have a strong track record of successful iPhone application development, including titles such as Recorder and FourTrack. Recorder was the only business application to make the top ten list of iPhone apps sold for 2008. The first Retronyms iPhone game, Seek‘n Spell, is now available in the App Store. For more information, please visit http://www.retronyms.com.
Alexia Nielsen, TriplePoint