September 8, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Lara, Australia - Kuzmycz Software today is pleased to introduce Number Attack 1.1.1 for iOS, an update to their game that challenges one or two players to test their basic math skills, entering answers by writing them directly on the screen, where they are read by the game's built-in handwriting recognition capabilities. The game features: three levels of difficulty, five categories of math problems, six multiplayer modes, achievements, leaderboards, and high scores. Players will soon notice improvement in the speed and accuracy of their addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division skills. The update adds iPhone/iPod support and a new team mode where players can collaborate to achieve the world's highest score. Having greater facility with the fundamentals of arithmetic, users will enjoy faster and easier comprehension of more complex mathematics.
Where other math games offer multiple choice or true/false questions, Number Attack encourages a personalized approach to finding solutions to mathematical problems. The game provides a scratch pad where players may manually perform the necessary computation and then enter the result in the answer box. Whether using their finger or an iPad stylus, writing shows up clearly on the screen as players perform long division, multi-column multiplication, etc. There is no keypad - players rely on virtual paper and pencil for all calculations and entry of answers.
* Have fun practicing basic math skills
* Built-in handwriting recognition allows direct input of numerical answers
* Choose Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, or all four categories
* Three levels of play: Easy, Medium, Hard
* Perform all computations on the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch screen
* Hand write the answer and Number Attack recognizes the number
* One or two player gameplay
* Two players can compete simultaneously on one iPad
* Two players in the same location may compete on separate iOS devices
* Two players in different locations can compete via Game Center
* Two-player modes: Duel (time limit), Tug-of War (achieve a ten point lead) and Team (two players work together to get the highest score in the world)
* Game Center matching with opponents for multi-player game
* Game Center Achievements, Leaderboards, and High Scores
So, what makes Number Attack fun? The game enables players to challenge themselves and earn achievements (over 50). They can compare their performance with friends, or with other people around the world via Game Center connectivity. There is also a social aspect to the game. Players can compete head-to-head with their friends on the same device (table top mode) or play online. In addition, players can meet new friends through Game Center matching. From a parent's point of view, the game provides the opportunity to monitor their child's progress by getting involved in the learning process and competing with their children.
Adding depth to the multi-player experience are two different types of head-to-head games, Duel and Tug-of-War. In Duel, the aim is to outscore one's opponent by the end of the two-minute round. In Tug-of-War, the objective is to score 10 more than the player's opponent does, and the problems get harder as the player's lead increases. New in version 1.1.1 is a multi-player team mode. In this game two player play together to achieve the highest score. This type of collaborative learning is ideal for children who do not like to compete or hate to lose.
Number attack is a simple and enjoyable math game. Regular use will improve the speed at which users perform basic mathematical skills - keeping their mind young and agile. For students, the application helps strengthen their basic mathematical proficiency, which is beneficial for every day life. For example, when going to the store, it is always useful to be able to work out how much a group of items cost and how much change is due.
"I created Number Attack for my own kids," stated Mark Kuzmycz. "It soon became apparent that other kids enjoyed playing, and sharpening their math skills at the same time."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Universal app optimized for all iOS devices
* iOS 4.2 or later
* 6.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Number Attack 1.1.1 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Lara, Australia, the Kuzmycz Software team is an independent software company founded by Mark Kuzmycz in May of 2008. With their strong blend of design and development skills, their aim is to craft functional, easy-to-use software for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Kuzmycz Software. 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.