March 19, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Austin, Texas - Tumblewords, a new word game developed by Minicore Studios LLC, officially launched this week in the iTunes App Store. The game features endless word-making possibilities and a host of adorable visual themes. Users can enjoy the game solo, or with a friend.
"This project has been a really innovative mix of both local and national talent brought together by very solid game mechanics," said John Warren, Minicore Studios CEO and Founder. "Tumblewords offers a unique mix of artfulness, simplicity, and engagement that no other word game offers."
The app has a collection of unique custom designs made specifically for Tumble Words by notable artists KC Green, Liza Ferneyhough, and (coming soon in a new art pack) Chris Onstad.
"Early on we had the idea of doing one background with Liza Ferneyhough, a painter in the Bay Area. Soon that turned into two backgrounds," said Warren regarding the continual creation of great new backdrops in the app. "The art went from being a background element to a real selling point for the game in just a few months."
In Tumblewords, players find words on the board and utilize letters in their hand to switch with the board letters. The game gets more challenging with the tumbling mechanic, where the board shifts placement after every turn. Every 50 points, users can Power Up to change, flip, or shuffle letters on the board. The game features both solo and paired play, so users can play alone or with a friend.
Players can make words in an endless combinations of letters next to each other, but unlike many games, there are no diagonal moves. "We feel like Tumblewords would be far less challenging if you had the option to move diagonally." Warren explains. "This especially shines in two-player scenarios where long words give your opponent less room on the board to make similarly impressive plays - there is real strategy when you're up against a human opponent."
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 46.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tumblewords 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Austin, Texas, Minicore Studios was founded in February 2011 with a simple mantra-Make games we love and you'll love them too. As a company and a team, Minicore is obsessed with unique narratives, characters, and settings. Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Minicore Studios LLC / 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.