December 18, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Osja Studio today is pleased to introduce its full featured Cambodian-made puzzle game, Asva the Monkey HD 1.1 for iOS, its puzzle game, where players are challenged to visit every square of the puzzle just once and then capture the crystal. Players control Asva, the lazy little monkey, as he leaps from square to square. A very challenging game, Asva can leap any distance, but can only move ahead, to the left, or to the right. Players are unable to turn around, move diagonally, or jump over squares, and they must carefully plan jumps to avoid losing because no legal move remains. The debut app from Cambodia's first game studio, Asva the Monkey HD was the number one paid game in the Cambodian App Store from the first day of its release. Since then it has been recognized for its beautiful graphics, relaxing traditional Cambodian music style, and the addicting puzzling gameplay itself that would keep everyone up for hours.
It has an original storyline of how Asva, the lazy monkey, got trapped in the magical mysterious world with a strange magical companion. And now it is your job to help him back home by solving the puzzles in those mysterious world.
* Easy control with the swipe of a finger
* Easy rules to pick up, but hard to put down
* Over 90 levels of puzzles in 6 magical worlds to complete
* Endless Mode with non-stop challenges
* Survival Mode with countless puzzles, but only one life to play
* Magical items to help you solving the puzzle
* Relaxing background music mix with traditional Cambodian musical instruments
* Share and compare your score with your friends on Facebook
* Optimized for iPhone 5
For centuries, chess players have puzzled over the Knight's Tour. According to Wikipedia, "A knight's tour is a sequence of moves of a knight on a chessboard such that the knight visits every square exactly once. If the knight ends on a square that is one knight's move from the beginning square (so that it could tour the board again immediately, following the same path), the tour is closed, otherwise it is open. The exact number of open tours on an 8x8 chessboard is still unknown.
"The knight's tour problem is the mathematical problem of finding a knight's tour. Creating a program to find a knight's tour is a common problem given to computer science students. Variations of the knight's tour problem involve chessboards of different sizes than the usual 8 x 8, as well as irregular (non-rectangular) boards."
Asva the Monkey HD presents puzzle fans with a challenge that is similar to the Knight's Tour. At the start of each level, Asva is standing impatiently on a square. There are 5 or more additional squares, one of which contains the crystal, which requires that the monkey end his tour on that square. With two givens, the starting and ending square, players must figure out how to successfully visit every square in the puzzle.
Rules of the Game:
* Objective: visit all the squares to pick up the crystal
* Players can move forward, turn left, or turn right
* Players cannot move backward or diagonally
* Players lose if there are no legal moves remaining
* Players lose if they fall into the hole that may open beneath the crystal
* Players can use magical items to help them in the game (Undo to get to the previous step; Dash to get a head start with the first 5 steps; and Flash to show the way to solve the puzzle)
This is not always easy. Inevitably, players will find that they are left with no possible moves or cannot reach the last square. Fortunately, the game includes some magical items that players can use to help solve especially difficult puzzles. Using the Dash sends Asva leaping through the first 5 squares required to solve the puzzle, giving players a 5-move head start. Undo allows players to retrace a misstep, providing a timely rescue to players who suddenly find themselves in an unwinnable situation. Lastly, employing the Flash item quickly displays the correct path to players who can remember the solution that flashes on the screen. Magical items can be earned by capturing slices of watermelon during gameplay, or they can be acquired through an in-app purchase.
"Join Asva as he leaps, somersaults, scampers, and dances through each challenging puzzle," commented Ear Uy of Osja Studio. "Just drag in the direction you want to jump, and the lazy little monkey will follow."
* iPhone 4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 46.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Asva the Monkey HD 1.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request. Asva the Monkey HD Free 1.1, with only 15 of 90 levels of play, is available free on the App Store.
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Osja Studio was co-founded by Ear Uy and Yok Chivalry in late 2011. Theirs is the first Cambodian game development studio. The company's mission is to create fun, easy to play games, with high quality standards for everyone to enjoy, and to introduce Cambodian games to the App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 Osja Studio. 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.