May 26, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Uppsala, Sweden - Crossnerd, a peculiar puzzle game from little-known Swedish developer bitCycle, has arrived as a breath of fleshy hair in the App Store Word subcategory. With its ingenious concept, meticulously crafted levels, and enjoyable gameplay, it has cult-status potential written all over it. It is simple to understand, yet surprisingly rich in strategy and a perfect blend of logic, memory and word juggling.
At each level the player is presented with a Scrabble style crossword in which some of the letters have swapped places, and the goal is, naturally, to swap them back again. It is only possible to swap tiles of the same type: Ends, straights, corners, 3-ways or 4-ways. This makes spatial thinking a key element of the game, which is fun. No, really. It IS fun. Any swap that doesn't return both tiles to their original places will rescramble the crossword and the player has to start over.
This first version of Crossnerd, Crossnerd LT, is available for free and meant as an introduction for greater things to come and as an invitation to help shape the future of Crossnerd. The developers have ambitious plans for the game, including the addition of new game modes, a level builder and, of course, lots of new exciting level packs.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 4.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Crossnerd 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
bitCycle, founded in 2005 as a software development studio focused on quirky entertainment applications, is best known as the creators of PullFace and the hugely popular Drunkalizer. Drunkalizer has been a Top 5 Paid Entertainment App for almost a year now, in Sweden, a country of early adopters and trend setters. Copyright (C) 2005-2010 bitCycle AB. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.