August 20, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - People of all ages who want to sharpen and exercise their brain in a fun, challenging and addictive way can now download the innovative new app NumberOne, and give both sides of their brain an amazing workout.
Designed by Neotko Studios SL, and recommended as a "great tool to stimulate your mind" by AppStoreArcade online, NumberOne presents users with a colored tile featuring a number, letter or symbol, which must be matched correctly to one of several other colored tiles.
And while this may seem quite straightforward, what makes NumberOne so unique is that it takes into consideration the so-called Stroop Effect, which is a phenomenon that makes people link similar colors quicker than they link similar numbers, symbols or words. For example, the Stroop Effect compels people to link green with green, red with red, and blue with blue more quickly than they link 1 with 1, or the word apple with the word apple, or a picture of a triangle with a picture of a triangle.
All of this comes into play with NumberOne, because it's the number, symbol or letters on the tiles that must be matched, and not the colours of the tiles. Hence, a purple tile with the number 362 must be matched with another tile that has the number 362 - and not the purple tile. This makes matching the tiles in NumberOne is deceptively difficult and refreshingly challenging.
And on top of this, users must race against the clock to make as many matches as possible without being distracted by vibrations and tilts.
When the game is finished, users see their score, average response time, best time, and the number of errors. They can also challenge their friends - or simply show off their brainy skills - via Twitter and Facebook, whilst Game Center integration allows competition with gamers around the globe. An imminent update to version 1.2 will also include 4 Game Center achievements and extend the challenge even further.
"What people love so much about NumberOne is how simple it seems at first, but how challenging it is once you start playing," commented Sebastian Sucho of Neotko Studios SL. "As human beings, we're wired to match similar colours quicker than anything else - and that's the Stroop Effect in action. But with NumberOne, it's not matching colors that matters - it's matching the number, letter or symbol on the coloured tile. And so the app is a test of focus and concentration that works both sides of the brain!"
People of all ages who want to give their both the right-brain and left-brain a workout can download the fun, challenging and addictive new app NumberOne from iTunes and Google Play.
NumberOne has already been well received by the iOS community, and received a favorable 4 out of 5 star review on MacTrast online.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 33.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
NumberOne 1.01 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.
Neotko Studios was born from the imagination of Sebastian Suchowolski. A dedicated gamer, he has always translated his passion to his work, and in 1998 together with his brother Gabriel Suchowolski (currently CEO of Estudio Cocoe), he created Onez, one of the first online magazines for video games. As a result this project became a launchpad that transformed their hobby into a showcase of their considerable talents. Thanks to his work in Onez Sebastian was subsequently hired by the magazine PSM as Editor in Chief, coordinating the publication, articles and layout as well as working on marketing with the video games producers. Later on he continued working in the videogames and design world in enterprises such as Ya.com, Arroba Systems and Futura Networks. In 2012 he is again moving forward by creating Neotko Studios to transform his ideas and experience in games for everybody, from the casual player to the most experimented gamer. Copyright (C) 2012 Neotko Studios. 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.