Kansas City, MO - November 3rd, 2008 - Handmark ® today announced its 'Glyph ® ' puzzle game for iPhone and iPod touch is available on the Apple App Store. Glyph is a puzzle game, developed in partnership by Sandlot Games and Astraware ® - the Handmark Games Studio, in which players try to save the dying world of Kuros by reassembling ancient glyphs hidden beneath layers of rock and glistening stones. Using the unique iPhone multi-touch interface, players can touch groups of like-colored gemstones to break through ancient layers of rock and reveal the glyphs.
"We are thrilled to partner with Handmark to bring Glyph to iPhone and iPod touch," said Daniel Bernstein, president and CEO of Sandlot Games. "Glyph represents the first game in our initiative to bring all our best-selling titles to this revolutionary new platform."
"The beautiful graphics in Glyph make full use of the stunning screen and offer an incredibly immersive feel," said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development, Astraware. "We re truly delighted at how much fun it is!"
Glyph immerses players in a fantastic gaming experience with vibrant graphics, atmospheric music and sound effects, and an ethereal guide to talk players through thegame and story of Kuros. The game offers many hours of fun with more than 200 levels across 2 play modes. The release of this title extends the long-term relationship between Sandlot Games and Astraware - the Handmark Games Studio, which began with the award-winning strategy game, Tradewinds ® , in 2004.
"We are excited to continue building out our catalog of high-quality games and apps for the Apple App Store," said Cassidy Lackey, vice president of Handmark Studios. "Glyph is a fun, well-designed game that I am confident iPhone and iPod touch users will find enjoyable."
Glyph is available worldwide for the introductory price of $1.99 (regular price $4.99) from Apple s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore
For more information and to view a demo video, visit http://www.astraware.com/iphone/glyph.
Handmark ® is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, for a wide range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry ® , Palm ® , AndroidTM, Symbian OS ® , and Windows Mobile ® devices, as well as the Apple ® iPhoneTM and iPod ® touch. Its award-winning Pocket Express ® news and information service transforms handsets into powerful business and entertainment tools. Handmark manages distribution partnerships around the world with major device manufacturers and operators. The company has offices in Kansas City (world headquarters); London, UK; San Francisco; Atlanta; Dallas; and Astraware ® - the Handmark Games Studio, in the UK. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.
About Sandlot Games
Sandlot Games Corporation, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, is the world s premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. Sandlot Games boasts a captivating portfolio of popular game titles and franchises including Cake ManiaTM, Glyph ® , Super Granny ® , Tradewinds ® and Westward ® . Sandlot Games reaches millions of game players worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including online, PC, PDAs, handhelds, videogame consoles and mobile phones. Since 2002, more than 200 million games have been downloaded by its loyal fan base. For more information or to play one of our award winning games, please visit us at www.sandlotgames.com.
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