April 18, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Pleasantville, New York - Boutique interactive shop, Artgig Studio, may be best known in the App Store for their popular kids education apps, Alien Buddies and Shake-a-Phrase, but the core business of Artgig continues to be developers for hire. Artgig is pleased to announce the launch of a trio of universal apps: Roman Backgammon, Word Cracker and Ticker Quiz, for new company, eoz games.
Ticker Quiz is a handy pocket game to test your stock symbol knowledge. The app can be played two ways: by company name, or by ticker. The timed game can be played solo, or in head-to-head mode, and the top scores appear on the Game Center leader boards.
Word Cracker challenges you to solve words with only consonants showing, by sliding the vowels back where they belong in a timed solo or head-to-head game. The app offers three difficulty settings, and can be played with or without spaces (think hangman). The game also has a hints option when you need a clue. Like Ticker Quiz, Word Cracker top scores appear on the Game Center leaderboards.
Roman Backgammon unearths the roots of the classic Backgammon game to deliver a unique experience with slightly different rules and a custom game board and dice design to take you back in time. The game can be played in standard one or two player modes, or you can select an opponent from anywhere in the world using Game Center. Three levels of difficulty ensure a broad range of play, making it a good choice for first time players and children. iTunes integration even lets you select music from your own library.
Artgig President, Matthew Kicinski, ruminates over the speed of app development from the time Artgig first met with eoz games, "All three apps started as sketches on index cards and just a couple of months later, they're available for sale in the App Store and a new game company is born." Kicinski says "The apps might be bigger and shinier now, but the simplicity of the original concepts remains intact and that's what makes a good game. They haven't strayed too far from their 3 x 5 beginnings."
Artgig Studio is an award winning boutique interactive agency based in Westchester, NY. Artgig's key employees first met while working together at Sunburst Technology, then a division of Houghton Mifflin Interactive, developing and producing award winning educational tools and games for schools and children. In 2002, Matthew Kicinski launched Artgig with Steven Grosmark and Elisabeth Cherry. Since then, Artgig's capabilities and portfolio have expanded to include mainstream websites using open source and proprietary CMS platforms, games, enterprise web tools, mobile applications, our own continuing education LMS platform, and Educational apps available in the App Store-developed under the Artgig Apps brand. Notable Artgig clients include: John F. Kennedy Library, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Kaplan K12 Learning, Turtle Pond Publications, and other educational publishers and institutions. Copyright (C) 2012 Artgig Studio. 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.