Lightwood adds more free content, reduces price on two educational games

February 15, 2012 in Education (E)

[] Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom - Lightwood Games is pleased to announce a permanent price reduction on two educational quiz games, as well as updates to the free versions of the apps which include more content for no cost. Vocab Battle and Number Battle are both based around the same slapstick concept: players upload their photographs, then compete to earn the right to attack each others' faces using a library of silly stick-on body parts and accessories.

The comic-style stickers include funny noses, crazy hair, oversized glasses, silly hats and sound effect captions. Effective with today's update, both games now include nearly 250 stickers for free! Although Vocab Battle and Number Battle are designed to provide farcical entertainment by making your opponent look ridiculous, they are built upon educational material and can be used as a fun learning tool.

Vocab Battle features more than 5,000 questions based on English SAT vocabulary words and definitions, as well as thousands of foreign language words to assist study of French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese. Users range from high school students practicing for exams to travelers trying to brush up on their vocab before a trip.

Number Battle is a quick-fire test of mental arithmetic, with a choice of addition and subtraction or multiplication and division, and three difficulty levels for each. The game is suitable for young children but can still provide a challenge to grown ups.

"We'd heard from players that the old system was confusing and off-putting, so we listened", said Lightwood's Chris Newman. "This new way makes these games more accessible. We know there's nothing else like them and we want as many people as possible to enjoy stickering their friends - while subconsciously learning Spanish at the same time!".

Pricing and Availability:
Number Battle and Vocab Battle are universal apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Both apps are free downloads, available on the App Store. They include free sample games with full functionality and all the stickers, but limited to a small number of questions in each subject. Today's update introduces a single $1.99 (GBP 1.49) in-app purchase that unlocks the full game content, replacing the previous system of requiring an in-app purchases for each individual subject.

Lightwood Games is a software developer based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Formed in 1999, they have created web and mobile software solutions for clients around the world. Now concentrating primarily on iOS development, they have created and published a number of puzzle games, including the world's first multi-player word search game, Word Search Party, and multi-player jigsaw puzzle, Jigsaw Party. Copyright (C) 1999-2012 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.


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