UberFacts’ Tweets Become Puzzles on PlayScreen’s Crickler 2 for iPhone

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BALTIMORE – Sept.  17, 2012 – Social/mobile game developer PlayScreen, LLC has partnered with UberFacts to feature its content on Crickler 2: Daily Word Puzzle . More than 30 UberFacts-powered puzzles can already be found on the hit iPhone game, and new puzzles are being added daily.

Starting in 2009, Kris Sanchez’ UberFacts quickly gained followers on Twitter thanks to its funny, unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary factoids. It now sits at almost 3 million followers. Crickler 2: Daily Word Puzzle has hit #1 in both Free Puzzle Game and Free Educational Game categories in the App Store. The original Crickler, a web game carried by 40 newspapers worldwide, was created by Michael Crick—a veteran game designer and son of Nobel Prize winner Sir Francis Crick. The mobile version of Crickler was created by PlayScreen.

"It's great to bring UberFacts to the best crossword game on the iPhone,” says Kris Sanchez, founder, UberFacts. “Now iPhone players can enjoy UberFacts and have fun solving these puzzles!"

The UberFacts agreement illustrates how Crickler serves as an innovative channel for those interested in being featured in a top-rated iPhone app. Case in point: PlayScreen has already started to run special contests that reward players who have solved UberFacts-powered puzzles with $50 iTunes gift cards. To win, players need to share their achievements on Twitter and follow UberFacts’ account – “closing the loop” and ensuring a high level of user engagement for all parties.

"UberFacts provides some of the most amazing content out there, leading to some impressive Crickler puzzles . Trivia aficionados will find these puzzles challenging and totally addictive,” says William Volk, CCO, PlayScreen. “More so, this deal opens the door to a future where TV shows rely on Crickler to deepen the connection with their audience—and where charities use Crickler puzzles to raise awareness around important social and health issues. The possibilities are endless.”

Crickler 2: Daily Word Puzzle can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Players start with 30 credits, which are used every time a new puzzle is chosen. More credits can be purchased in-game—or earned by watching Tapjoy ads or bragging about their Crickler victories on Twitter and Facebook.

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. The company strives to stay ahead of the curve with a single focus: its users. The PlayScreen team consists of 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

About UberFacts

Created in December 2009, UberFacts has brought “the most unimportant things that you’ll never need to know” to the web! With more than 2,912,862 Twitter followers, UberFacts provides some of the best and most useless information to the masses several times a day. Learn new and surprising facts daily at http://twitter.com/UberFacts

Contact:

Luis Levy for PlayScreen, LLC

Novy PR

luis@novypr.com

(424) 229-2178

 


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