December 22, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom - Lightwood Games has thrown down the gauntlet to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users, with a new daily challenge. Their latest app, "Daily Word Bingo", is a fast-action word game with a new theme each day. Users face a 60-second clock and compete to see who can get the highest score on daily leaderboards.
The aim of the game is to think of words beginning with each letter of the alphabet within a given subject. There's a different subject every day, ranging from animals to writers, boys names to yellow things. The game is scored using a bingo card, with each of the 25 squares revealing a different letter. Players earn bonus points and extra time by marking off lines, and aspire to perhaps, one day, complete a full house.
A unique feature is that after each game closes, Lightwood's team validates all the words to weed out nonsense answers and penalise cheats. Players can then check back to see their final positions for the previous day. Having already created a number of puzzle games that allow players to go head-to-head with friends, Lightwood wanted to bring together larger groups of users for a word battle.
"Daily Word Bingo gives everyone a quick daily word game fix that they can play anywhere. It only asks for one minute of your time", said Lightwood's Chris Newman. "It sounds so simple - and really it is - but it's amazing how easily your mind goes blank under the pressure of the clock".
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 3.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Daily Word Bingo 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. It is supported by in-game advertising, which can be removed via in-app purchase.
Established in 1999, Lightwood Games is a software development company based in Stoke-on-Trent, England, specialising in web-based and mobile applications. They provide bespoke programming services to clients worldwide as well as publishing their own range of applications. Copyright (C) 1999-2011 Lightwood Consultancy Ltd. 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.