November 1, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Boston, Massachusetts - Doku puts a game-changing spin on the ever popular Sudoku genre. The new app by iStormApps allows users to play against a friend in real time. That is only the beginning of many innovations that the Doku app has to offer.
"Everybody knows about Sudoku. Many of you play or have played it. Do you feel that you've seen the last of them? We think not," said a spokesman for Doku.
Sudoku With Style:
Sudoku is perceived as a calm, meditative solo game. At a minimum, Doku surpasses that test with flying colors. Doku features atmospheric sound landscapes and tastefully designed visual skins which expands Sudoku's vocabulary beyond the digits with gemstones and colors. It even sports a set paying homage to Steve Job's greatest hits. The "tap-and-rub" method on iPads significantly reduces the number of steps that fatigue fingers in most Sudoku apps. Puzzles are also generated on-board, so players have a virtually unlimited reservoir of puzzles on their hands.
Doku Duel: Unlocking One's Cognitive Potential:
Doku Duel allows players to challenge their friends to a time-race, which is played out in real time. Players may even use weapons against each other. Its mechanics, however, are carefully designed to keep the game from turning into a mindless mayhem. Developers also encourage users to engage in the global race to break the "one minute" barrier for its entry level.
Social Sudoku For Intelligent People:
Those who find the real-time duel too exciting, but also feel that playing Sudoku the solo way is socially limiting shouldn't have to look any further. Doku aims to offer the best of both worlds with Dokugram. When a puzzle is solved, the player may post their latest data on Facebook with Dokugram. Dokugram carries both the puzzle as well as the player's move history. When a Facebook friend taps onto Dokugram, the Doku app on his device will open the posted data in the virtual duel mode. After the friend finishes the same puzzle, his time is automatically added to the original Dokugram post as a comment.
"In designing this, we tried to strike the balance between the cerebral and the social aspects of Doku. They need not be like oil and water," said the developers of Doku.
The Global Sudoku Party:
With Doku's novel features, new grounds are being broken for the global Sudoku community. Doku is fully integrated with Game Center Leader Boards and the statistics are synchronized across multiple iDevices via iCloud. Players can easily boast about their progress by posting on Facebook, or even Tweet an SOS via Twitter when stuck on a puzzle.
"Meet the superior Sudoku for the first time... But don't stop there. Who, among your friends, is the smartest? Who surprises you with a wicked attack in a duel? Who turned out the most loyal among your tweeter followers? Let Doku help you discover the true nature of your friendship!" say the developers of Doku, laying down the gauntlet.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 46.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Doku 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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