January 9, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - Renowned game developer and publisher Codeminion, known for games such as StoneLoops! Of Jurassica, MagicMatch, or Brunhilda and the Magic Crystal, released today Saqqarah HD Lite, a free version of Ancient Quest of Saqqarah for the iPad. The game is immediately available for download at the AppStore.
Saqqarah HD received universal acclaim among reviewers when released last month. Following the success of its PC & MAC versions, it established itself as the puzzle game for the iPad. It is now available for free as Saqqarah HD Lite. Retaining the full versions' impressive graphics & sound effects, Saqqarah HD Lite has 27 levels grouped in three temples (compared to the 500 levels in the full version, Saqqarah HD).
Saqqarah HD Lite is a match-3 game, featuring stunningly detailed graphics, immersive sound effects and addictive, unique game mechanics. The player's objective is to restore the ruined temples and defeat Seth, the evil god among ancient Egyptian deities. The levels progress in difficulty and type, with bonus stages mixed in between.
Ancient Quest of Saqqarah received numerous 5-star reviews at a wide range of websites. "Quite frankly, the level of audiovisual performance, play variation and general game balancing on display is absolutely staggering, right down to spoken instructions, well-timed hints and scalable difficulty levels that effortlessly ease aggravation and instantly boost general replay value. Mind you, that's before we even consider optional downloadable packs users can import that offer more stages, dazzling soundtrack tunes and oodles of extras to explore.- wrote acclaimed Gamezebo reviewer, Scott Steinberg. The website also called the game "a benchmark against which to score all future competition".
Featuring graphics like no other match-3 game, Saqqarah HD Lite is not only fun to play, but also pleasant to watch. Quoting iPad games & apps review site Atrmic: "The most notable quality of this game is its superb graphics. They excel in every way. This iPad version is an exact port of the PC/Mac version with all the high resolution artworks intact. Nothing has been scaled down. From graphic elements like buttons, icons, text, etc, to layout of the menu interface, all are done with full attention to details. The animations for menu transitions are amazing as well, pure eye candy. Pictures tell a thousand words, so just check out the screenshots below to see for yourself." The iPad version of the game also introduces new features not present in the original game for the PC, such as the ability to upload awards & trophies to Facebook.
Saqqarah HD Lite features:
* Puzzles laid on unique freeform boards
* 3 different types of puzzles combined in one game - Lite version
* 27 levels grouped in 3 stages - Lite version
* Additional bonus levels
* Share trophies and awards on Facebook
* It's free
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 30.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Saqqarah HD Lite 1.20 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Founded in 2004, Codeminion S.C. is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Codeminion S.C. has successfully developed and published many hit games such as Ancient Quest of Saqqarah(TM), Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal(TM) and Magic Match(TM). Preferring quality over quantity, Codeminion focuses on creating clever, innovative and highly polished titles for demanding gamers. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Codeminion S.C. All Rights Reserved. Codeminion, GameClubCafe are registered trademarks and Bayo Bongo, Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal, StoneLoops! of Jurassica, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah are trademarks of Codeminion S.C. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.