January 25, 2005
Smart Box Design Updates Palm OS Version of WordPop!, the Acclaimed Word Game for PDAs, with New Sound Effects and Expanded Lexicon
SEATTLE – January 25, 2005 - - Smart Box Design announces it has released an updated version of WordPop!, its challenging word creation game, for Palm OS devices. The newest version features audio and visual effects designed to take advantage of the high-resolution screens and audio capabilities of the latest handheld devices based on the Palm OS platform, such as the PalmOne Treo-series, Tungsten-series, Zire-series and Sony CLIE. The company also added new words to the game’s dictionary at the suggestion of customers.
Those who enjoy word games such as Boggle and Scrabble will find WordPop! a must-have part of their PDA game collection. Players are challenged to create words and use strategy skills to rack up high scores. The game requires players to take a strategic approach to assemble various combinations of words on a game board comprised of randomly placed letter tiles. The object of the game is to clear the board by creating words from the letter tiles. As each word is formed, the tiles in the word are removed and the remaining tiles fall into the vacated spaces and create new word possibilities.
A strategic approach to the game is essential to winning. Players need to plan ahead in order to clear the board and move on to the next round. To increase the number of word possibilities, players can also rotate the board to rearrange the letters.
WordPop! was designed for players of all ages and skill levels. The breadth of the games’ word list allows players to push the limits of their vocabularies and creates an excellent educational tool for parents and educators. WordPop! has three difficulty levels, Easy, Medium, and Hard, to accommodate both novice and advanced players. Each level also offers a distinctive experience, giving players the choice of playing a relaxing game or challenging their intellect.
Smart Box Design developed WordPop! with a host of options to enable players to keep track of their progress and help develop skills necessary for getting higher scores with each subsequent game. The game offers a “Best Words” screen, which displays the highest-scoring words created by the player and “High Score” screens to show the number of rounds accomplished and points scored.
“The addition of sound effects adds a fun new dimension to WordPop!,” said Todd Sherman, president of Smart Box Design. "We've really listened to what our loyal customers have been requesting and our new version of WordPop! clearly demonstrates that we respond when we receive feedback from players." Detailed information about WordPop! and a free trial version are available at http://www.smartboxdesign.com.
About Smart Box Design
Smart Box Design LLC, based in Seattle, Washington, was formed in 2003 by game industry veterans who share a common vision of creating exciting high-quality strategy games for mobile users. Smart Box Design licenses, develops, and publishes games for Palm OS and Windows Mobile handheld devices. The company has previously released 9 Men's Morris and Farkle Dice, which are sold worldwide and localized into German.
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