August 3, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Ottawa, Canada - Mobile social game developer and publisher Magmic has announced an important update to their successful Rubik's(R) Cube game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which implements a tight integration between the Rubik's Cube game experience and Foursquare, the popular location-based social platform. This update, which is available on Apple's iTunes App Store ($2.99 USD), gives players the ability to checkin with Foursquare at key points within the game, allowing them to share their location and game progress with their Foursquare friends. These exciting new features add to the fun of this addictive title and paves the way for more location-based social network integration in future releases of this and other top-selling Magmic titles.
"The implementation of Foursquare in Rubik's Cube is just the beginning of a shift in how people use mobile games," said Magmic CEO John Criswick, adding, "Magmic is at the forefront of the natural evolution of mobile entertainment into real world interaction. Aligning one of our top selling titles with Foursquare's 10 million registered users is the next step forward as we continue to define the experience of mobile social gaming."
Magmic's integration of Foursquare as a checkin service allows players of casual games to reach out and connect with other players, all within a location-specific context. This means that if a user has a Foursquare account, they'll be able to share when and where they are playing the game to build real-world connections and congregate with like-minded people.
Magmic's successful Rubik's Cube app is the only official Rubik's Cube game for iOS devices. Intuitive controls, brilliant graphics, and innovative features like customized cubes and a 3D option make it the ultimate puzzle app. With the release of version 1.0.8, players can now share their progress on Foursquare, as they practice their skills and master the puzzle.
Rubik's Cube has been downloaded over 600,000 times from the App Store, with half of all reviewers giving it five stars! With the addition of Foursquare checkins, players who love solving the cube will have even more ways to share the fun and connect with other gamers.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 17.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Rubik's Cube 1.0.8 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games, apps, and entertainment. Magmic publishes a full range of content, from original titles to top licensed content from global brands like The New York Times, Mattel and Disney. Magmic has led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ships products to all major smartphone app stores and carrier decks. Copyright (C) 2011 Magmic Inc. 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.