September 11, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Hamburg, Germany - Kelp Mobil, a German mobile app developer, today announced the release of Buddy's Garage 2.0, which is a major update of its trump cards game platform for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Buddy's Garage 2.0 comes with a bunch of enhancements. Among other, full Game Center connectivity, which enables users to play world-wide over the net, a revamped Bluetooth mode, an in-app store that hosts different card decks that all can be played within the same app. The new feature set rounds up Buddy's Garage as a platform for hosting trump cards games.
Games running on Apple's Game Center provide a nice multiplayer experience. Matchmaking with friends becomes a matter of just two clicks. Its turn-based gaming mode provides an intuitive user experience, whether played as single- or multi-user game. Games may be paused and continued at any time, a feature single players might enjoy even after device reboot.
Every card deck has its own Game Center leaderboard attached, which sums up all of a user score points acquired over time. The more cards user win, the higher they move up in the leaderboards. Game Center chat is supported to closely connect peers whilst gaming.
Using Bluetooth enables players to connect independently from any Wi-Fi connection, which is often not available or stable enough, e.g, during train rides. The more, most people are careful with online times while abroad - therefore, nearfield communication could be of choice. And, it comes at no cost. This includes devices like the iPod which offers on-board Bluetooth capabilities.
Buddy's Garage offers a stylish and clean UI, which lets users immediately focus on all gaming activity. It comes with elaborate animations, backed by sound effects, so users are not forced to focus the screen any time they play. Game sounds may be switched off without affecting other personal device-specific audio preferences.
Its infinitely adjustable player strength is a unique feature amongst card game apps presently on the market. While playing versus the iPhone, users may fine-tune their personal player strength from "Beginner" throughout to "Formula-1-Champ". The higher the level they pick, the stronger the opponent's values are selected. This setting can also be changed during running games.
Trump cards' platform:
The built-in card deck selector, which can hold an arbitrary number of card sets, now comes with 3 different games, two of them currently available for only $0.99 USD (.79 Euro). Having unlocked a card deck at the in-app store, the selected game can immediately be started. Should a player be invited to a game that isn't yet unlocked on his device, Buddy's Garage will guide him to the in-app store, before the game can continue.
Reference to classic cars:
Buddy's Garage is not only a feature-rich trump cards game, but also offers in-depth information about the cars, including market prices, production counts and gas consumption values. It comes with a browser through all cards, which turns it into a pocket reference of classics cars.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 29.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Buddy's Garage 2.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Kelp Mobil was founded in Aug. 2011 by Gotz Reyher, who worked over 12 years in the software industry before. It is based in Hamburg, Germany. "Kelp's" software products adhere to standards and consist of mobile and web applications, which enrich their user-experience through social networks. The Kelp trump cards game platform, for example, may be used to leverage content through modern channels like mobile and web, in order to extend existing product lines. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Kelp Mobil. 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.