November 7, 2010 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Maplewood, New Jersey - The creators of Wiki Golf today announced that as a thank you to its supportive customers, the popular iPhone app Wiki Golf is offering a special 3-for-1 promotion to nine people. Under the deal, the next nine customers of the exciting new game would receive two promo codes each so that they can play against their friends.
The creators of the app attribute its success to the exciting nine-hole round of golf format which inspired the giveaway. Based on the Internet sensation Six Degrees of Wikipedia, the app records the number of clicks between a random page or 'tee' and a target page or 'hole' as your score. With new features that utilize OpenFeint, players can see how their scores compare to their friends and the world.
"Instead of just clicking from link to link, you're playing a constantly changing nine hole golf course," explained Jake Silberg, one of the creators of the app. "People love Wiki Golf because it takes place on the world's greatest reservoir of information, so users learn interesting facts and discover relationships between articles while they enjoy themselves."
The creators of the app added that winning the promo codes is simple and easy, just follow these steps:
1: Buy the app on iTunes
2: Leave a review on the App Store. It doesn't have to be a positive review if you don't feel that way, but it has to include the words "free app giveaway" so the creators know to whom to send the promo codes.
3: Like the Facebook page and leave a comment with your iTunes display name.
The first nine people will receive two promo codes in a Facebook message to send to their friends so that they can begin to explore the game together and challenge each other's high scores.
"We added Facebook and Twitter support into the latest version because like real golf, Wiki Golf is a social experience. Everyone is competitive and wants to know if they got to the target hole faster than their friends. We thought this giveaway was great to help friends do just that," added Jesse Daugherty, chief programmer on the app.
The creators recommended hurrying, because if previous reviews of the app are any judge, the promo codes will be gone soon. "Great design, great concept, great game. Kept me busy during a long 7 hour car trip," read one review. "It not only gave me something to do on my morning commute, it opened my mind and changed my thinking," chimed another.
Now with over 150 holes and a global leaderboard, Wiki Golf still donates 10% of all profits to Wikipedia in appreciation for the work they've done to make knowledge open and easily accessible. "We want to be sure to support them for making this possible," added Silberg.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 18.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Wiki Golf 1.2 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Located in Maplewood, New Jersey, Wiki Golf is a development project established by independent developer Jake Silberg. Wiki Golf allows users to learn from and explore Wikipedia while having a great time. Copyright (C) 2010 Jake Silberg. 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.