April 6, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Oakleigh, Australia - Owner and founder of yianni-software involves the family to invent their latest game Chance! on the iPad. Alexander Yianni, founder and owner of yianni-software said, "The iPad is a great device to play digital boardgames, which is why we developed Chance!" yianni-software understands that whilst the iPad is a great ebook reader, it makes it difficult to play the usual iPhone games due to its size.
The main concept of the game came to Alex whilst gazing at the bathroom tiles getting ready for work. Turning to his 6 year old son for further inspiration, Alex worked on cardboard prototypes to mark out the game and trial it out with old school dice and buttons for playing pieces.
What Chance! has over checkers is that more than one playing piece can occupy a tile. Excitement is added to the game when partly broken playing tiles break as a player passes over them. Unlike the traditional game of Ludo, players can take a risk and land on chance tiles which can yield either good or bad outcomes, including the ability to smash or repair tiles.
"By giving players the chance to trap their opponents, or free themselves from a sticky situation gives the game a whole other dimension.", Alex adds. Ludo can sometimes be tedious waiting to roll a 6 to start your turn which is where Chance! makes an improvement on this to make it more fun for young players. "Having a couple of young boys myself, I know first hand how frustrated children can get waiting for their turn"
The Melbourne based company enters the iPad market to be amongst the first developers to do so. Chance! takes yianni-software up it's 8th iPhone application.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chance! 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available exclusively in the App Store in the Games - Board category. More information on Chance! and other yianni-software iPhone applications is available on the yianni-software website.
Located in Melbourne, Australia, yianni-software was founded in 2009 by Alexander Yianni. yianni-software specializes in developing both applications and games for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2010 yianni-software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.