January 31, 2012 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Sunnyvale, California - Gamelion today is pleased to introduce Doodle Fit 1.0 for Mac OS X, their best-selling, tiling puzzle game that has achieved more than three million downloads. Available for several years for most mobile devices and gaming consoles, this is its first release on the Mac platform. The game challenges players to fit the sets of blocks into the given shapes, both of which are rectilinear, having straight sides that are all connected by ninety degree angles. A level is complete when all the blocks have been used and there is no free space remaining inside the shape. The Mac version features more than 350 puzzles, 13 visual themes displayed in high-definition color graphics, and a Quiz game mode that is available exclusively in this special Mac release.
Doodle Fit derives its name from the simple, blocky doodles one might create on large grid graph paper. All blocks or pieces in a Doodle Fit puzzle can be drawn on graph paper and consist of a figure that encloses one, two, three, or four squares. There are no diagonals, and so blocks have some resemblance to such letters as: T, I, L, etc. Similarly, the shapes of each puzzle can be drawn on graph paper, and consist of straight horizontal or vertical lines connected by ninety-degree angles. There are 10 different Game Packs included with Doodle Fit, and each Pack contains puzzle shapes related to the same topic, e.g., Letters, Christmas, Games, etc.
* Absolutely addictive game play - gamers and press confirm it: one of the most addictive puzzle games currently available
* Unique puzzle shapes - over 350 puzzles of different shapes and sometimes more than one solution ensure lots of fun and replayability
* Several themes - choose from 13 different themes and decide in which theme you want to play
* Hints - a hint-feature helps players solve difficult and more complex puzzles
* High-Definition graphics and animation
* Dual function GUI - allows players to drag blocks into a shape or draw blocks into a shape
* Game packs - unlock 10 different levels of play
* Two modes - play in Normal mode or Challenge mode (a countdown timer allows a limited amount of time to solve the puzzle)
* Free updates - Doodle Fit is constantly updated with more levels, themes, and features
Each Doodle Fit puzzle is solved by dragging the set of blocks, one by one, into the shape so that the shape is completely filled (some shapes contain "holes" inside themselves, so that area is exempted). Returning to the graph paper analogy, the number of squares required to construct all the blocks (puzzle pieces) is always the same as the number of squares enclosed by the puzzle shape. The challenge in each puzzle is discovering a correct arrangement of the blocks so that they fit into the shape perfectly. Sometimes there is more than one solution, but at higher levels of difficulty, the solutions are unique. Hints are available depending upon the number of levels solved.
Game Packs (Puzzle Shapes):
Solving each puzzle requires skill, logical thinking, spatial visualization, experimentation, patience, and strategy. Unlike an ordinary jigsaw puzzle, the pieces provided in each Doodle Fit puzzle cannot be rotated to help the player fit the block into the shape. Neither can pieces be flipped; each block, with its own color, must remain oriented as displayed at the start of play. Simpler levels contain just four different blocks, but higher levels may have up to 12 different blocks that must be fit correctly into the puzzle shape.
Themes (Background Graphics):
"Doodle Fit is the critically acclaimed puzzle-game with over three million downloads and more than a hundred million played sessions on iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone 7, Sony PlayStation consoles, Nintendo DSiWare and Amazon Kindle," stated Sebastian Szczygiel, VP of Gamelion. "And the Mac version is the most advanced, full-featured Doodle Fit game ever made."
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 56.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Doodle Fit 1.0 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
Located in Sunnyvale, California, Gamelion is a creative studio focusing on casual games for all digital distribution gaming platforms, committed to creating success for its world leading customers. Since 2002 Gamelion has created engaging entertainment products for leading game publishers, media houses and handset manufacturers. The team creates entertainment with high production values and has a track record of delivering critically acclaimed titles based on well-known corner franchises of the global gaming industry. Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Gamelion. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.