April 14, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Tiburon, California - Warp Factor, an educational iPhone and iPod touch game from My Turn Mobile, is now available in the iTunes Store. An outer-space, arcade-style game, Warp Factor is aimed at elementary school age kids who are mastering simple division. By combining fast-action gameplay, playful graphics and original music, Warp Factor takes practicing a critical math skill to a whole new level.
The goal of the game is to drop energy balls of fuel onto spaceships as they fly by. The challenge is that the fuel comes in two digit numbers and the spaceships can only run on a number that they can correctly factor into. For example, if the dropper has a fuel ball with the number 21 on it, the spaceships that this can fuel-up are 1, 3 and 7.
The game is fast-paced and fun. Players accumulate points for each correct hit, but hitting three wrong ships on any one level gets them fired from their job. Each level ends with a wild bonus round in which the players see how many ships they can fuel in one minute. When the game ends, the score is entered in the top ten list and they can play again to try to better their score. The pace gets faster as the game advances through levels, while more numbers are introduced and more obstacles are added for increased challenge.
Warp Factor is unique in that it fuses a truly exciting, fast-paced arcade fun with learning. It's designed to appeal to parents and teachers for it's educational content and kids for the gameplay. The interface is immediately understandable: tilting the device moves the fuel dropper back and forth across the screen (using the iPhone's accelerometer), while tapping the "Drop" button releases the energy balls. The graphics, sound effects and original bonus-round music are all top-quality.
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
* 6.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Warp Factor 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
My Turn Mobile makes mobile applications for kids and their families, specializing in games that make learning fun. Other products by My Turn Mobile include Match-Up Math, Match-Up Multiplication and Telling Time - all currently for sale in the iTunes Store. My Turn Mobile is based in Marin County, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Copyright (C) 2010 My Turn Mobile. 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.