April 5, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - DS Mitchell, a Manhattan-based iPhone app developer, is proud to release his best update yet of Dave's Tiles Puzzle today, adding Arabic to its growing list of 10 languages and delivering the most requested feature by fans: landscape orientation on iPad.
Downloaded in more than 82 countries, Dave's Tiles Puzzle is a variation of the timeless 15-tiles puzzle invented in the 1870's by Canastota, New York postmaster, Noyes Palmer Chapman. Though classically inspired, the similarities end with Dave's addition of 32 levels.
"I loved playing the red and white plastic version of the 15-tiles puzzle when I was younger, until it was no longer challenging," says Dave. "So I developed a way to mathematically generate random tile jumps during the game without breaking its solvability."
"I call it Nightmare Mode."
It's a feature no other tiles game has been able to duplicate, which is reflected in the ratings advantage Dave's Tiles Puzzle has over the competition. Indeed, few other traditional puzzle apps utilize the multi-touch innovations offered by Apple's iOS as fully as Dave's Tiles.
"A good iPhone app engages our senses, especially touch, to explore and manipulate objects," adds Dave. "In Dave's Tiles Puzzle, you choose the puzzle by swiping your hands over 3D-rendered boards. You see exactly what you're about to play before you press 'go'. I'm sure Mr. Chapman himself would be impressed."
* iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 4.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dave's Tiles Puzzle 1.8.2 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in New York City, DS Mitchell is an 11-year veteran of the mobile applications business, having written apps ranging from parking ticket generators, to games, to instructional samples for other software developers. Prior to the adoption of Apple's iOS as his primary development platform in 2009, Dave developed software for Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian OS smartphones. In addition to developing his own apps, Dave offers consultation to developers wishing to break into the mobile app business. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2011 DS Mitchell / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.