December 12, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Kuching, Malaysia - Team NEETBytes have just launched their third major game release, a jewel based puzzle game called Magic Jewels: Flood the Gems. The response for the game seems to be positive, making the top 500 rankings in various region AppStores such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Turkey, Spain, UAE, Kuwait and Thailand AppStore within 48 hours of launch.
The objective in Magic Jewels is simple - flood the entire game board with the color of a single gem. The magic happens when your goal is to convert other gems to go under your control. You start off with a single gem at the top left, and when you convert that gem into a different color, any adjacent gems that have the same color as your new gem will fall under your control.
You just have to keep doing this until the whole board is yours. Sounds simple, until you realize that the number of moves you have is limited. It is also because of this that players becomes attracted and keeps playing on for hours trying to figure out a solution to beat the board.
There are 4 different difficulty levels, along with a bonus level that was actually a last minute addition to the game according to the developers. "We thought of adding something extra for fun, and it turns out that we and our beta testers actually end up enjoying it more than the actual game."
Magic Jewels: Flood the Gems is currently only available on the iPhone and iPod. The developers mentioned that while they had originally planned to release Magic Jewels as a universal app like their earlier major releases, they felt that it would be more justified not only towards the game but also for iPad owners if a dedicated version with improved graphics and larger gameboard was released as an iPad only app.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 11.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Magic Jewels: Flood the Gems 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Team NEETBytes is a small group of developers that got its start early 2011. A group of close friends and passionate gamers decided to come together and started creating games on the iPhone and iPad. Starting out small, this indie developer team has big plans for the future and believes that they will become an influential player in the mobile gaming industry. For additional information, check out their website. They can also be contacted directly from their website. Team NEETBytes have so far released 2 games - Air Tappers and Stupid Penguins, and are currently working on their third. Copyright (C) 2011 NEETBytes 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.