December 1, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Havelock North, New Zealand - The multi award-winning miQube Boardgame and Puzzle was launched worldwide by IQideas in 2005. Since then it has sold thousands of copies and won a number of prestigious international awards, including the acclaimed Parents Choice Foundation and Major Fun Thinking Awards.
IQideas have now launched an iPad version of their highly successful product. The goal of the game is to place colored pieces on a grid to make shapes of varying degrees of complexity. There are 13 pieces that can be flipped and rotated in 3 dimensions, and then combined to form an endless array of shapes. The easier challenges can be made using only 1 or 2 pieces but the level of complexity increases dramatically in the later challenges which require 3, 4 or more different pieces to be combined in just the right way to solve them.
The final challenge involves using all 13 pieces to form a 4 x 4 x 4 cube on the grid, reminiscent of the Rubiks(C) Cube. The developer is offering an undisclosed prize to the first person who can screen capture this almost impossible achievement. There are three different levels of difficulty in the app; Easy, Medium and Hard. The Easy level is un-timed while the other 2 levels have timers which countdown at different rates, closing down a challenge if it hasn't been completed within a given time frame. miQube 3D has been described in reviews as "fun and challenging".
AppAdvice commented in their review of the app that "Fans of complex, brain-teasing puzzles will not be disappointed in this perplexing game."
The developer notes, however, that on the easiest level of difficulty, the 1st and 2nd level challenges can be accomplished by almost anyone with a desire to give it a go and a bit of determination. A Lite version of the app is available for free download which contains 3 challenges across the first 5 levels - 15 challenges in total.
miQube 3D App Features:
* Based on the multi award-winning miQube Boardgame and Puzzle
* The best of Rubiks(C) Cube and Tetris(C)
* Spin, Rotate and Manipulate your pieces to form an endless variety of 3 dimensional shapes
* Increasing levels of difficulty - requiring between 1-6 pieces to solve the challenges
* Both paid and lite versions available so that it can be trialled before it's purchased
* iPad only
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 24.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
miQube 3D is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Games > Puzzles category. miQube 3D Lite is a fully functioning free game containing 15 unique challenges to solve. The full miQube 3D app contains 126 challenges over 6 different levels, and is available for a limited time for 0.99c.
Located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, IQideas Ltd was founded in 2005 by Andrew Baker. IQideas specializes in the design, development and distribution of unique educational resources and games - primarily table top games. miQube 3D is the first electronic game developed by the company and is based on the multi award winning, and highly successful, table top game of the same name. All Material and Software (C) 2011 IQideas / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, the iPad logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.