October 27, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Valencia, California - Rovinware today introduces its first app for iPhone, TryAngulate, a new game designed for challenge-seeking puzzle lovers where players arrange triangular pieces on a game board to match the colored edges.
With a total of 40 tricky puzzles, TryAngulate challenges players to place the triangle-shaped pieces onto the blank board so the color of each edge matches all of the edges it touches. Pieces can be moved and rearranged, but cannot be rotated or flipped. The round is successfully solved when all of the pieces are on the board and arranged perfectly, matching each colored edge.
"The more you play TryAngulate, the more delightfully complex the puzzles get," said John Quigley, Founder of Rovinware. "You'll need your very best puzzle-solving skills to discover the correct pattern to them all!"
In addition to the full version, the game is available as a free version called TryAngulate Lite with 8 puzzles. TryAngulate Lite allows players to try the game before upgrading to access all the levels.
TryAngulate started as a board game over 10 years ago. John Quigley, inventor of the game, even created a wood prototype of TryAngulate but could not find an outlet for getting it mass produced and sold by the major board game publishers. Quigley considered translating his idea into a software game but, at the time, it was difficult for individual programmers to reach large audiences with their software.
The internet revolution and Apple's invention of the iPhone and App Store opened up new possibilities for inventors and small businesses. Last year, a friend introduced Quigley to iPhone development tools and he began converting the board game into the new mobile app TryAngulate.
"Modern technology has provided marketplaces never before available for creative projects," said Quigley. "It is great that TryAngulate is selling and providing some income, but it was more important to me to just finally get it out there and that people enjoy playing it."
The TryAngulate app features 2 levels and 40 total puzzles, giving players hours of puzzling entertainment. Each level has the same triangular pieces but a different game board, making each puzzle fresh and interesting. Successfully solving at least 16 out of the 20 puzzles in Level 1 will unlock Level 2, with 20 additional puzzles.
When they start, players see just a blank game board and the possible pieces. They choose a piece and drag it into position on the board. If they change their mind, players can move the piece off the board or to an open space.
Pieces have three colors on the edges. The goal is to match the edge's color with the colors of all other edges it touches, which could be 1, 2 or even 3 colors to match. The puzzle is solved when all pieces are on the board and all the colored edges match.
To help with the puzzle solving, users are given up to 3 hints per puzzle (40 hints per level).
Features of the TryAngulate game include:
* Challenging game play - Arrange the triangular pieces on the board so each of the colored edges match
* 40 unique puzzles - There is always a fresh challenge with lots of puzzles for players to sink their teeth into
* 2 levels of play - Solving the puzzles in Level 1 unlocks the more advanced Level 2
* Helpful hints - Hints are available for users who get stuck, up to 3 per puzzle
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 1.5 MB
Pricing and availability:
TryAngulate is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Games category for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Review copies are available upon request.
Rovinware is a private company specializing in iOS apps. The company currently has five casual game and entertainment apps in various stages of design and development. All of these are or will be available in the iPhone App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Rovinware. 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.