PlayScreen Goes All-In, Unveils PlayScreen Poker 2 for iOS

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BALTIMORE -- October 3, 2012 -- PlayScreen, LLC is making another big bet on Texas Hold ‘em Poker with PlayScreen Poker 2, for the iPhone and iPod touch, and PlayScreen Poker 2 HD for the iPad — both available today in the App Store. Sporting stunning Retina Display graphics, original social features, and a unique “practice” mode, PlayScreen Poker 2 offers mobile gamers a comprehensive – and realistic – poker experience unlike any other on iOS.

PlayScreen Poker 2 is free to download and play and follows PlayScreen Poker, which launched in 2011. Like the original game, players start with $20,000 in FREE chips, which can be used to play live against opponents from all over the world. Free chips are awarded daily–or can be earned by winning hands, which unlocks achievements.

PlayScreen Poker 2 introduces new social features that make the game even more engaging. Players can easily create ‘groups’ of friends (or players they’ve previously met in-game) and then use this list to track and compare stats and achievements.  Another key feature: Players can now invite friends to join them without having to leave the hand they’re in—let alone the table itself.  Players who would rather host their own games can now create private tables with friends.

PlayScreen Poker 2 is a big move for PlayScreen, a company with the right mix of poker experts and game industry veterans in its ranks:

“Poker is naturally social. With PlayScreen Poker 2, we wanted to make joining and creating games lightning quick, just like in real-life,” said Sherri Cuono, CTO, PlayScreen, who launched one of the first online poker games in the mid-‘90s. “But we didn’t settle for a multiplayer update; PlayScreen Poker 2 HD for the new iPad offers a quantum leap in graphics thanks to AAA, console-like Retina support, and the best interface design in the business. We’re confident that poker fans will be pleased.”

“Not one aspect of PlayScreen Poker 2 was overlooked,” says William Volk, CCO, PlayScreen, who has been developing games since the 1980s. “We knew we had to go ‘all-in’ to compete against the likes of Zynga—so we listened to our player base and made sure to include the best social features, graphics, and gameplay money can buy. Players will notice the difference immediately.”

Features:

?     Authentic Texas Hold ‘em Poker

?     Beautiful, high-res Retina graphics

?     Enhanced social gameplay:

?     “Friday night poker buddies”: Groups!

?     A much faster load time: Join or create a game in seconds.

?     Invite friends to join you at a table—without leaving the game.

?     Support for private tables—including Facebook invites, emails, iOS push-messages,

?     In-game messages, and even text messages.

?     A new, innovative and interactive, main menu encourages players to explore all gameplay modes.

?     Tapjoy integration: Earn free chips watching video ads and/or downloading other apps.

?     Practice Mode is back! Play on the plane and learn the art of poker without consuming chips.

?     New table selection process: Search by available stakes and “slow” or “fast” tables.

?     New wealth items to purchase with players’ winnings—including luxury items that are exclusive for limited amounts of time.

With full Retina Display support on the iPad, graphics on PlayScreen Poker 2 HD reach new heights for a poker game.  Better yet, the game’s cloud-based login system allows players to seamlessly jump back and forth between the iPad and iPhone versions.

Building up wealth and status as a professional Texas Hold ‘em Poker player is emphasized in the game’s unofficial Career Mode. Players can accumulate wealth and track their progress—strengthening their poker skills while racking up victories. The game now makes it possible to become a virtual poker star, including the thrill of acquiring luxurious objects – “Wealth Items” – which can be bought with chip winnings. Such items are often rotated in and out of the game, so players must be sure to pick them up while stocks last!

PlayScreen Poker 2 can be downloaded for free from the App Store. If you’re interested in reviewing the game, please contact Luis Levy.

Trailer

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About PlayScreen, LLC

From the very first iPhone game, even before the App Store was an app store, PlayScreen, LLC has been committed to creating the best in mobile, casual, and social games. We strive to stay ahead of the curve with a single focus: the players. We are gamers and veteran developers who combine strong design and gameplay with the elusive “fun factor.” To learn more about PlayScreen, please visit http://playscreen.com

 


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