December 22, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Stargard Szczecinski, Poland - Polish game developer Anawiki Games today announced the release of The Perfect Tree for iPad, a Christmas-themed Match-3 title. Based on the classic Christmas tale of the same name, the game tells the story of a lonely little pine tree and the player's efforts to help it become the perfect Christmas tree.
"We've wanted to do a casual Christmas game for some time now," says Anawiki owner Roman Budzowski, "so when I discovered this charming story about a lonely tree and all the animals of the forest helping to decorate it and turn it into the perfect Christmas tree, I decided that this would be the perfect theme for such a game."
The Match-3 portion of the game is fun, relaxing, and highly polished. Levels are completed by making matches over certain target squares, and feature a variety of obstacles and bonuses. However, it's the progression between the levels that distinguishes The Perfect Tree from other games of its ilk.
At the beginning of the game, the player is presented with a bare pine tree in a wintery scene. The focus of the game is in decorating the tree, using a variety of bulbs, lights and ornaments which can be purchased with Stars, which are the both the game's currency, and measure of performance. Stars are earned by performing such feats as chaining together large combos and beating levels in rapid time. The stars are then spent in between levels to purchase decorations for the tree.
The Perfect Tree for iPad is highly improved version of Anawiki's classic PC/Mac/Linux version of the same title. Exclusively on iPad the game features new matching modes - swap, chains and groups and extra levels. With 200 levels that can be played in 3 different ways the game feels like it's having 600 levels.
The game is free to try. Players can play 15 levels and decorate the tree without any limits. To unlock all available levels a purchase on In App Purchase is necessary and costs just $2.99.
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 33.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Perfect Tree 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Stargard Szczecinski, Poland, Anawiki Games was founded in 2004 as a small independent game developer, with a focus on casual games emphasizing storytelling as well as game play. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Anawiki Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.