STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - May 28th, 2008 - Astraware ® is excited to announce their version of the classic card games pack - Astraware Solitaire - is now available for smartphones running Symbian ® S60 ® 3rd Edition and UIQ ® 3. The game was released for Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® devices in June 2007 and has been highly acclaimed by both public and media since then.
Astraware Solitaire features 12 of the most well-known and best-loved single player card games, chosen based on direct feedback and suggestions from Astraware customers. The games include Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, and Freecell, and to make the playing experience both familiar and fun, each game has custom gameplay options so everyone can enjoy the games using their favorite variation on the standard rules.
The game's controls have been specially designed to be simple and comfortable to play with, and along with just the right balance of effects really make it easy to play and feel like you would when playing with a real pack of cards.
"We always aim to give our customers the best possible experience, with games that are not only fun, but include a user-friendly interface, and lots of customization options, so they can really feel like they're playing the game their way. Astraware Solitaire is a premier example of this with a selection of 12 great card games chosen from customer feedback," said Cassidy Lackey, VP, Handmark Studios. "The game has been incredibly popular for Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® smartphones, and so we're very pleased to extend Astraware's support to the many millions of S60 ® and UIQ ® devces worldwide."
Smartphones are very personal and everyone loves to customise the look of their handheld. Astraware Solitaire also offers lots of choices including decorative backgrounds, changeable color themes, and a beautiful selection of cardbacks to enhance the look of your game.
Most important of all, there is a choice of card front including a familiar traditional set with beautiful face cards, and a clear card face option which is better for those with visual impairments, or for playing in bright daylight.
If you like to track your progress, the game statistics will tell you how long you've played and how often you win, and Astraware Solitaire also includes a fun trophy system which unlocks extra card graphics and the highly sought-after Golden Trophy Deck of cards. Once you've collected them all, you can even be use them to play with!
With 12 highly-absorbing, traditional card games, Astraware Solitaire is the perfect pastime for everyone's smartphone.
Astraware Solitaire is available for smartphones running S60 ® 3rd Edition and UIQ ® 3, priced $19.95. To save $10 off the regular price, get Astraware Solitaire before 23rd June 2008!
The complete list of games included is: Calculation, Canfield, Clock, Four Seasons, Freecell, Golf, Idiot's Delight, Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, Sultan's Harem, and Yukon. To try Astraware Solitaire for yourself, visit the Astraware website: http://www.astraware.com/solitaire, or SymbianGames.com.
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! 2000/2016, 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. Astraware is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited - the Handmark Games Studio. Visit Astraware at http://www.astraware.com.
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