February 18, 2014 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Reykjavik, Iceland - ipSoft today is pleased to introduce Swarm Simulator 1.0 for iOS and iPad, their new Swarm controller that provides intuitive Swarm behaviour that is next to none on the iPad platform. Swarm Simulator is versatile pattern generator, a game for children of all ages. Swarm Simulator generates complex structures that are an intuitive stimulus for children, teaching complex structures in fun way. The app can also act as an interactive teaching tool, allowing children to learn about the boundaries of Swarm behaviour and how to control the Swarm within these boundaries. Swarm Simulator can also be used as a excellent screen saver for the iPad, tune it to a nice pattern that will provide eye candy for hours.
* Intuitive game for children
* Learn about complex pattern and how to generate them
* Colour the Swarm as it moves around
* Slider control the Swarm for easy tuning
* Doubles as a screen saver
Using Swarm Simulator is extremely simple and it is in full screen. The screen consist of dots that are appearing or disappearing allowing for as much as 200,000 points at any given time on the screen. Swarm Simulator generates two kinds of Swarms that compete with one another for resources on screen. On the bottom of the screen are the controls of the Swarm Simulator, allowing access to the Swarm controls that consist of four sliders to tune the Swarm. The four sliders control simulation speed, rate of dot appearance for the two competing Swarms and dot disappearance rate for one of them.
Swarm Simulator caters to the new age popular studies of Swarm behaviour all around the world today. It offers an entry level understanding of Swarm study and for young minds a realisation of its properties and behaviour. Swarm Simulator gives instant feedback to the user in the form of pattern generation on screen while using the sliders to tune the Swarm. A fine tuning of its properties unlocks endless patterns and engages the user in a stimulating learning that can best described as constant learning feedback loop.
Another interesting part of Swarm Simulator is the colouring of the Swarm, choose from 48 different colours for each Swarm and background. Colouring the Swarm offers a new vision of the Swarm every time a colour changes. Swarms Simulator also has a counter for each Swarm and the generations that have passed. This offers the option of monitoring the Swarm fluctuation to get a deeper understanding of its behaviour.
Swarm Simulator is a free app with one iAd banner that can be removed for a one dollar. The app has parental control so that children cannot buy ad banner away on iPad. Swarm Simulator has sharing controls that allows the user to share with friends with email and other social medium. The sharing option has also got a child lock on it so that young children cannot share if parental locks are in place.
Learning about Swarm behaviour from books is somewhat difficult, but Swarm Simulator offers an comfortable alternative.
* iOS 7.0 or later
* 0.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Swarm Simulator 1.0 for iOS is free with an ad banner that can be removed for $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
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