KANSAS CITY, MO Oct. 20, 2008 Handmark ® today announced the availability of Astraware Sudoku for iPhoneTM and iPod ® touch on the Apple App Store. Astraware Sudoku uses the power of the innovative Multi-Touch user interface to offer an experience optimized for iPhone and iPod touch users with gameplay suitable for all levels and abilities.
The Astraware team has many years of experience in touch screen gaming and has earned a fantastic reputation in the industry for the quality of games developed, said Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO. We are pleased to expand our offerings in the Apple App Store with what we believe is the best Sudoku game available for iPhone and iPod touch.
We wanted to make a game that was extremely enjoyable and playable, with the smart features seamlessly incorporated so they are available without getting in your way," said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Games Development, Astraware. "Our hints help you to look for answers rather than giving them to you straight away, so you still get the pleasure of finding and solving the puzzle for yourself. That way, players improve and find themselves attempting and completing the trickier puzzles.
A unique Puzzle of the Day feature allows players to download daily puzzles directly to their device using Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection. Players can select their difficulty level and, on completion of the puzzle, submit their time to Sudoku of the Day to see how they compare against other players around the world.
In addition, Astraware Sudoku includes a powerful puzzle generator that can create an unlimited number of true Sudoku puzzles - enough to satisfy the most avid of players. Players can also enter Sudoku from newspapers or magazines and complete them within the game, and use all of the included assistance features to help solve them.
Astraware Sudoku is available for $4.99 worldwide from Apple s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore. For more information and to view a video demonstration of the game, visit http://www.astraware.com/iphone/sudoku.
Handmark ® is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, for a wide range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry ® , Palm ® TreoTM, 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 Game Studio, in the UK. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.
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