Brain App comes to Mac App Store - Hit iOS Brain Trainer now on Mac

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[prMac.com] Chichester, United Kingdom - Independent games developer Chris Mayer today is pleased to announce the release of Brain App for Mac. The Mac version features all of the Brain Exercises from 'Brain App XL', the enhanced iPad edition of the game. A new user interface has been created specifically for the Mac platform.

Over 19,500 iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in more than 50 countries have given their brains a work-out with Brain App. Using tried and tested techniques, Brain App presents a variety of rapid-fire math problems in quick succession to exercise the brain.

A beta version was made available in November and received extremely positive feedback. MacAppStoreReview.com reviewed the beta, saying: "The activities are simple enough to start right away but aren't so simple that they become mundane. Brain App is a great way to keep your mind in top shape!"

Four Brain Exercise types have been included in the initial release of Brain App for Mac, with more to follow as free updates.

* Speed Math
Solve as many equations as possible with the time limit. Points are awarded for solving each equation, and deducted for a wrong answer. You can choose to play for either 30 or 60 seconds at a time. Three difficulty settings are available, which control the complexity of the equations.

* Balloon Burst
Burst the numbered balloons in order. There are two difficulty settings, in Easy Mode points are awarded from bursting the balloons quickly from lowest to highest. In advanced mode the order in which you must pop the balloons changes mid-game, requiring fast reflexes and giving the brain a really thorough workout.

* Card Count
Multiple playing cards are thrown onto the screen. Quickly total the value of the cards. It's not as easy as it sounds though - most are numbered, but Jacks, Queens and Kings will get you thinking fast to total their values.

* Missing Signs
Given only two numbers and an answer, you must figure out if the numbers have been added, subtracted or multiplied. A test of logic and math skills, answer as many correctly as you can within the time limit. Easy / Advanced / Genius Modes.

* Online World Rankings & BrainApp IQ
Introducing BrainApp IQ - a global score based on your results in all Brain Exercises. Take your BrainApp IQ online and compare with the world in World Rankings mode. Users of all three versions (iPhone, iPad & Mac) can complete in the same leaderboard.

"Since Brain App's release on iPhone in February 2010 the positive reviews have come flooding in, users love it and I'm thilled with all the positive feedback on the App Store. Review sites such as AppCourt are calling it one of their favourites. I'm excited to bring the Brain App experience to the Mac App Store, and look forward to adding more features in future versions on all formats" - Developer, Chris Mayer

In it's first couple of days on sale, Brain App for Mac has quickly risen to become #1 of the "Educational Games" chart in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria, and Canada. And ranks in the Top 100 "All Games" chart in more than 20 counties, including the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia, India, and Sweden.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard
* 2GB RAM
* 10MB free hard disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Brain App 1.0 for Mac is available for download right now from the Mac App Store, priced at $4.99 (USD). iPhone and iPad versions are also available. Review Copies Available On Request.

Chris Mayer is an independent developer based in Chichester, UK. Chris has developed apps in a number of categories, mostly focusing on games and entertainment titles. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Chris Mayer. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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