ImageQuest 1.0 Announced for iPhone/iPod touch - Pictonym Puzzle Game

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[prMac.com] Palo Alto, California - GeeThree Software, recipients of 3 MacWorld "Best in Show" Awards, today announce their first game, ImageQuest 1.0. A pictonym puzzle game for the iPhone OS, the player is asked to find the single word that links together a group of pictures. The challenge is to quickly identify the pictures, and keeping the question category in mind, type in the word that solves the puzzle. Players are scored for accuracy and speed, may advance through 30 levels, and can compete on-line.

Synonyms are words that mean essentially the same thing. Pictonyms, however, are not different pictures of the same object. Rather, pictonyms are pictures of a variety of objects which have some characteristic in common (i.e. color, shape). So playing Level 3, Spectra, the player types in 'Red' when faced with an assortment of objects which are all red. Having scored 250 points or more, the player can advance to the next, more difficult level.

Quickly, the categories become less well-defined, and the groupings of pictures more baffling. Only a flash of insight will solve the puzzle, and the correct answer is never revealed. Hints are available, but only with a substantial penalty in points. Every factor influences the score: correct answer, correct spelling, and time used to solve each 20 second puzzle.

And ImageQuest requires the use of both halves of the brain: the right side for recognition and categorization, and the left for word selection and spelling. Featuring 30 levels of play and over 8000 color photos, GeeThree is committed to continually expanding its library of puzzles, and has extended an invitation to would-be pictonymologists to contact the company.

Feature Highlights:
* One of the most creative puzzle games available for the iPhone OS
* Solve pictonym puzzles - what word links together all the pictures in a group
* Standard Mode - single player
* Tournament Mode - multiple, on-line players
* 30 levels of play
* Over 8,000 full-color photographs
* Use built-in music or load music from iTunes
* Engages both hemispheres of the brain: spatial relations and language
* Library of puzzles is expandable
* Tests visual recognition, abstraction, spelling, typing
* Provides game IQ score in addition to points
* Appropriate for players age 7 and up
* Created by internationally recognized Mac software designers, GeeThree

"One of the most creative and rewarding puzzle games for the iPhone and iPod touch devices, there is the capability for competition play on-line, and high scores can be posted on the ImageQuest web site," said Bruce Gee, president and CEO of Palo Alto, California based GeeThree Software, LLC. "We didn't want to enter the iPhone game market until we had something really special. ImageQuest makes demands on a wide variety of skill sets beyond hand/eye coordination, is always rewarding and is never boring."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 47.6 MB Storage

Pricing and Availability:
ImageQuest 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.

Located in Palo Alto, California, GeeThree Software, LLC is a privately held Silicon Valley startup established in 1999 by former Apple product marketing and engineering executives. Their products have garnered numerous awards, including 3 prestigious, "Best of Show" honors from Macworld Magazine. These best-selling products include SlickFX plug-ins for Final Cut, Slick Transitions & Effects for iMovie HD, the Stealth Serial Port and other handy products for the Macintosh. ImageQuest is their first application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Copyright (C) 2010 GeeThree Software, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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