EDINBURGH, UK, January 11, 2010 – Independent video game developer Kevin Ng released the new game WordCrasher onto the App Store today. WordCrasher is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. To celebrate the launch, the game is on sale at 50% of its usual price, at $0.99 rather than $1.99. The sale applies worldwide, with prices in all territories similarly discounted. The sale ends January 18th 2010. The WordCrasher website (www.wordcrasher.com) is also running a competition to win an iPod Touch 8GB.
WordCrasher is a word game for players of all experiences. Letters fall from the top and pile up on the screen. Touch the letters in sequence to form words, clearing the letters from the screen in the process. If the letters reach the top of the screen, it’s game over.
Online scoreboards and achievements are provided through OpenFeint, as are integration with Facebook and Twitter. You can import your friends from Facebook and Twitter to compare scores, and publish to your Facebook status or tweet when you get an achievement.
WordCrasher tracks the player’s vocabulary by remembering every word that the player has ever entered into the game. This vocabulary score can be compared using the online features to other players worldwide. The average educated English speaker has a vocabulary of 10000+ words. The game recognizes 65000+ words, in both UK / International English and US English.
“WordCrasher was designed from the ground up for iPhone and iPod Touch”, says Kevin Ng. “WordCrasher aims to be accessible to people who don’t play games, but also addictive and involving for game players of all levels of experience.”
About Kevin Ng
Kevin Ng is an independent videogame developer. Kevin has 12 years of experience in the videogame industry working for companies including Electronic Arts and Rockstar Games, on award-winning titles including “Skate” and “Bully”.