May 4, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Lara, Australia - Kuzmycz Software today is pleased to introduce Number Attack 1.0 for iPad, their new game that challenges one or two players to test their basic math skills, and enter answers by writing them directly on the screen where they are read by the game's built-in handwriting recognition capabilities. The game features: three levels of difficulty, five categories of math problems, six multiplayer modes, achievements, leaderboards, and high scores. Players will soon notice improvement in the speed and accuracy of their addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division skills. Having greater facility with the fundamentals of arithmetic, users will enjoy faster and easier comprehension of more complex mathematics.
Where other math games offer multiple choice or true/false questions, Number Attack encourages a personalized approach to finding solutions to mathematical problems. The game provides a scratch pad where players may manually perform the necessary computation and then enter the result in the answer box. Whether using their finger or an iPad stylus, writing shows up clearly on the screen as players perform long division, multi-column multiplication, etc. There is no keypad - players rely on virtual paper and pencil for all calculations and entry of answers.
* Have fun practicing basic math skills
* Built-in handwriting recognition allows direct input of numerical answers
* Choose Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, or all four categories
* Three levels of play: Easy, Medium, Hard
* Perform all computations on the iPad screen
* Hand write the answer and Number Attack recognizes the number
* One or two player gameplay with Achievements, Leaderboards, and High Score
* Two players can compete simultaneously on one iPad
* Two players in the same location may compete on separate iPads
* Two players in different locations can compete via Game Center
* Two-player modes: Duel (time limit) and Tug-of War (achieve a ten point lead)
So what makes Number Attack fun? The game enables players to challenge themselves and earn achievements (over 50). They can compare their performance with friends, or with other people around the world via Game Center connectivity. There is also a social aspect to the game. Players can compete head-to-head with their friends on the same device (table top mode) or play online. In addition, players can meet new friends through Game Center matchings. From a parent's point of view, the game provides the opportunity to monitor their child's progress by getting involved in the learning process and competing with their children.
Adding depth to the multi-player experience are two different types of head-to-head games, Duel and Tug-of-War. In Duel the aim is to outscore one's opponent by the end of the two-minute round. In Tug-of-War the objective is to score 10 more than the player's opponent does, and the problems get harder as the player's lead increases.
"I created Number Attack for my own kids," stated Mark Kuzmycz. "It soon became apparent that other kids enjoyed playing, and sharpening their math skills at the same time."
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 4.3 or later
* 4.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Number Attack 1.0 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Lara, Australia, the Kuzmycz Software team is an independent software company founded by Mark Kuzmycz in May of 2008. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Kuzmycz' aim is to craft functional, easy-to-use software for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2011 Kuzmycz Software. 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.