January 29, 2016 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Huntington, New York - Huntington Phoenix today is pleased to announce the release of Kono 2.0, an important update to their abstract strategy board game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Kono is an elegant board game that is simple to learn, but difficult to master. Players move their pieces into position along a grid and must jump their own pieces in order to capture the enemy's. The game isn't over until all of one player's pieces are captured, or are immobilized.
Kono offers a challenge for gamers of all ages and skill levels. The game dates back to the classic Korean game of the 19th century. While ancient, the game has retained its challenge over the centuries. While Kono is as easy to learn as Checkers, the game's strategic method of play requires players to think several moves ahead, just like Chess. Players must move their pieces with an eye to being in place at the right time to allow the proper jump over their own game piece to capture the opposing player's pieces.
While challenging to even the most experienced player, beginners will find Kono's helpful tutorial feature will allow them to understand how the game plays, as well as aid them in gaining insight to the game's strategic underpinnings, before they take on the powerful iOS-controlled player. Kono's pleasant background musical soundtrack, beautiful graphics, and challenging gameplay all add up to a game that is the perfect pastime for a few minutes of gameplay while waiting for an appointment, or for hours of challenging gameplay while relaxing at home.
"While Kono has always been an entertaining twist on traditional board games, such as Checkers or Chess, the new features of the game make it more entertaining and challenging than ever," says Huntington Phoenix's Kevin Johnson. "When we began working on version 2, we knew we wanted to add features that would increase a player's enjoyment and involvement in the game, in order to keep them coming back for more. The result is a challenging game that can be learned in minutes, but takes time to master, and is always fresh, no matter how many times you play it."
Kono 2.0 brings an extra level of challenge to the game. While players were previously limited to horizontal or vertical moves along the grid-like board, the new version of the game brings the additional twist of diagonal moves, making an intelligent attack strategy more important than ever. Haphazard game play will soon prove fruitless, as players will learn the value of a well-thought out battle plan.
In addition to new moves, Kono 2.0 brings 17 new boards to challenge players of all ages and skill levels. While the original version of Kono was based on the 4x4 grid used in the original Korean version, but offered square grids up to 8x8, allowing only horizontal and vertical moves, version two offers diagonal moves on some of the boards, while also offering the traditional gameplay purists may prefer. In addition to the standard square grid board layouts, Kono now offers board layouts consisting of a number of challenging shapes and sizes.
* Engaging Music, Graphics and Gameplay
* Various difficulty levels
* New diagonal moves add to the challenge
* Challenging new board sizes and layouts
* Board editor
* Tutorial for beginners
* The new Kono Community to share user-designed game boards
Perhaps the most exciting new feature of Kono 2.0 is the Kono Community, which allows Huntington Phoenix to easily share new board designs with players, allowing them to present new and exciting challenges that keep the game fresh. The community not only includes new boards directly from Huntington Phoenix, but also those that other Kono players have designed, making each board a unique challenge. Anyone can create and download new boards via the community, so Kono never stops being a challenge that will always bring players of all levels back for more.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 44.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Kono - Abstract Strategy Board Game 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Huntington Phoenix was founded in 2013 by Kevin Johnson. The company's mission is to reinvent software, removing unnecessary complexity, and creating elegant consumer-focused solutions for today's complicated issues. Huntington Phoenix strives to develop easy-to-use applications that enable users to focus on their goals, rather than overloading them with unnecessarily complex designs and features. Copyright (C) 2016 Huntington Phoenix. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.