ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON - Dec. 22, 2009
Critical Thought Games and Imangi Studios, two of the top independent iPhone development studies, today announced that the first free update to their electrifying collaboration, geoSpark, is available on the App Store.
geoSpark 1.1 brings a slew of improvements to the addictive, fast-paced puzzle game, including:
• Four new Sparks with all new behaviors
• A new Special Spark (the 1UP, which grants players an extra life– very handy!)
• More variety to the way Sparks spawn
• New "longest chain" Leader Board
• OpenFeint Achievements– brag on Facebook and Twitter about your latest conquests!
• A new High Score Leader Board specifically for v1.1
• Several new and improved sound effects
•“Red shift” visual effect as gameplay speeds up
• Slightly modified the Slow Special Spark (slows a % now)
• Some bug fixes
The new changes help to create a smoother difficulty curve for newcomers to the game, while increasing the challenges found in the high score stratosphere. The 1UP Spark provides a chance to keep going even after a clash, and the four new sparks add new twists for players to discover and defeat.
In geoSpark, an assortment of colorful neon‘Sparks’ fly across the iPhone or iPod Touch screen, and players are tasked with preventing any two different Sparks from colliding. Similar Sparks must be chained together by dragging them across the screen– the more Sparks eliminated in one swipe, the more points awarded.
But as the chain gets longer, a player’s finger become a gravity well, drawing all nearby Sparks inwards and creating some potentially dangerous situations. As players hone their geoSpark skills, they’ll find bonus Sparks with special powers, like multiplying their score or instantly destroying every Spark on the screen. Once they learn the ropes, they can brag about their latest high score on Twitter or Facebook via OpenFeint integration.
geoSpark is available on the App Store for $.99. To download it, visit: http://www.itunes.com/app/geospark
About Critical Thought Games
Critical Thought Games was founded by videogame industry veteran David Whatley, and released its first title, geoDefense, in 2009. David has over 20 years of experience providing innovative games technology to some of the biggest publishers and developers in the industry. With that eye for innovation, Critical Thought Games is devoted to creating fun and engaging videogame experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. For more information, please visit www.criticalthoughtgames.com.
About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios, LLC is a husband and wife independent game development team based in Washington, DC. Their goal is to create fun games with unique gameplay that everyone can enjoy. They are App Store veterans, as they launched their first game in July 2008, the day this exciting new platform opened. For more information, visit http://www.imangistudios.com.
Chris Heintz, TriplePoint