December 22, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - Opt-6 Products released a brand new iPhone card game, created from scratch for the iPhone platform. Five Square is a single-player "solitaire" card game which adds an element of strategy. The interface for playing the game is intuitive and streamlined. With a beautiful set of custom-drawn cards and well-placed sound effects, users have said that the application is a pleasure to use. Five Square costs $1.99 and is available now on the iPhone App Store.
Five Square is an original card game written for the iPhone platform. Most card games available now on the App Store are simply an interface for playing classic card games such as Klondike Solitaire, Poker, Go Fish, and Blackjack. Five Square stands out from the crowd by being a game available only on the iPhone, tailored to fit the iPhone's screen and touch-based interface. App developer George Woodliff-Stanley is definitely the one to thank for this great interface.
Displayed at first launch and available on-demand is a extensive yet concise instruction page. By reading this users are able to understand the rules and gameplay for this new and unique card game, even though they will never have played it before. The How to Play screen includes screenshots and detailed descriptions of every important element of gameplay, as well as a helpful Tips section which gives users insight into expert tactics and strategies. The How to Play guide was written by Five Square creator Nathan Woodliff-Stanley.
Five Square includes a custom-made deck of cards, drawn with pixel-perfect precision to show up clearly and beautifully on the iPhone's small screen by graphic designer Wil Nichols. Each card is large enough that a large thumb has no difficulty selecting a single one, allowing every user to play the game with great precision.
In addition to its custom visual graphics, Five Square comes with a set of custom sound effects, played at opportune times during gameplay. This adds a feeling of responsiveness and interactivity to gameplay. Some users have even gone so far as to say that the sound effects encourage them to continue to play.
Five Square was made available on the iPhone App Store on Sunday, December 20th and is being sold for $1.99. Coupon codes can and will be provided to any news outlet/blog that wants to review the application.
Opt-6 Products, LLC is a small software development company based in Denver, Colorado. Opt-6 prides itself in the level of detail displayed in every one of its products, which is demonstrated by the attention to perfection in its newest application: Five Square. Founded by Carter Allen in 2008, Opt-6 is a relatively new company but the developers are experienced and motivated. Apps currently available from Opt-6 include Five Square and MathTasks (both for iPhone.) Copyright (C) 2009 Opt-6 Products, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.