Astraware releases fun new word game for multiple smartphone platforms

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - February 6th 2009 - Astraware ® - the Handmark ® Games Studio TM has today released a fun new word game featuring ever-friendly, fishy host, Wordsworth Smartygills. Bubble Shuffle TM follows on from Bubble Babble in the 'Bubble' word game series.

Bubble Shuffle is a simple undersea-themed word-building game that challenges players to create words from a given set of bubble letters. Perfect for adults and children, the game begins with 4 letters to work from and increases over multiple levels to 7 letters. To progress from level to level players must create at least one word from all of the letters. Players can shuffle the bubbles as many times as they want, to help them find more words.

The game features 4 fun game modes - 2 timed, and 2 more relaxing untimed games, each with a variation on the basic gameplay. Wordsworth Smartygills guides you through how to play, and can provide hints and clues throughout the game just by tappinghim. Bubble Shuffle includes 4 levels of difficulty, and advanced anagram-anglers are rewarded for finding more unusual and esoteric words, with the option of requiring rare words from the inbuilt extended dictionary!

Players can earn a collection of colorful seahorse pets for Wordsworth by various achievements, from reaching new difficulty levels to the challenge of finding all of the possible words within the time limit.

Bubble Shuffle is available for Palm OS ® , Windows Mobile ® , iPhoneTM and iPod ® touch. For more information, visit http://www.astraware.com/bubbleshuffle.

About Astraware - the Handmark Games Studio

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of Astraware's best known handheld titles include Astraware Sudoku, Zap!, and Astraware Solitaire. Astraware is a Microsoft ® Certified Gold Partner, and a Palm ® Select Developer. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 55 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries.

Visit Astraware at http://www.astraware.com.

© 2008 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark ® , Pocket Express ® , and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. The Handmark ® Games StudioTM, Handmark ® StudiosTM, and HandmarketTM are trademarks of Handmark, Inc. Astraware ® is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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