Vorble Makes Opening Gambit with Digital Board Game
July 18, 2012 in Games
[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - Vorble 1.2.1 for iOS, developed by UK-based MegaTree, is marketing itself as a thinking game for players who want something a little more cerebral from their apps than how quickly they can twitch their thumbs. Its simple rules can quickly lead the gamer into complex strategies, earning it plaudits from Mind Sports experts.
Gamers can pitch their wits against each other online or against a series of thirteen progressively challenging artificial intelligences (AIs), with personalities such as The Apprentice, Death and the ultimate nemesis, The Banker.
Chief Organiser of the Mind Sports Olympiad, Etan Ilfeld, said: "Vorble is a brilliant 3D strategy game that is simple to learn and provides hours of exercise for the imagination and the mind."
Alex Rix, a member of the Beijing 2008 Mind Sports Olympiad British Go Team, added: "Vorble is a simple game to learn, much fun to play and appears simple at first sight. However, it is similar to Go in that several strategies can be employed and the game is in fact highly complex and repays study. I highly recommend that you try it."
For Vorble's inventor, Stuart Fotheringham, it is the realization of a concept that could only exist because of touch-screen technology. "I had the idea for the board game without edges many years ago, a sort of chess for the 21st century, but until now the technology did not exist to achieve this. The advent of touch-based smart devices finally made it possible."
Stuart believes Vorble's appeal to both the solitary or social player make it an ideal mind game for all manner of players, from children to silver-surfers. Players also have access to Vorble online which offers access to online rivals, league tables, game stats and replays of their internet clashes.
The app comes as paid-for and free. The free version allows two-player only matches via the internet, supported by advertising, while the paid-for version offers two distinct single-player games against AIs as well as internet matches.
Vorble is currently available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and is localized with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish languages and is available now in the iTunes App Store.
About Analysis Success Ltd:
Founded in 1997, Analysis Success Ltd (ASL) was a boutique technology consulting business that created international credit risk systems and delivered regulatory-driven multinational change programs in global banks. Since 2009 the firm has shifted focus to mobile application development and publishing.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 47.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Vorble 1.2.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
MegaTree develops games for smart phones and tablets. Previously MegaTree published 'Gangsta' a multi-player game for mobile phones, initially via SMS and later with WAP technology, which used 'natural language interpretation' of "text-speak" to allow players to participate in an interactive fiction representation of the London crime world. The company was founded in 2003 and was acquired by Analysis Success Ltd in 2006. Copyright (C) 2012 MegaTree. 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.
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