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Daily App Show Features Wizard's Castle for iPhone 4

Posted by Dave Seaman on Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Atlanta, Georgia - Asgard Studios today is pleased to announce that the Daily App Show has featured Wizard's Castle 1.0 for iPhone 4, their match and remove game for all ages. The Daily App Show keeps its viewers up to date with popular and upcoming iPhone and iPod touch Applications by providing a video demo of the app. It holds one of the top technology podcast positions in iTunes with over 35,000 daily viewers and growing.

In Wizard's Castle 1.0 for iPhone 4 the player enters the castle to find that the friendly Wizard has cast a spell and colored, magic balls are raining down from the ceiling. The goal of the game is to prevent the room from filling up with balls during each three minute round. Players match and remove balls by touching or swiping groups of two or more balls of the same color. While manageable at the lowest levels, the game quickly presents a difficult challenge to both hand-eye coordination and finding a winning strategy. Completing a level unlocks the next. Wizard's Castle features eight levels of play and Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

In addition to locating groups of still and moving balls of the same color and preventing the room from becoming completely filled, in some levels magic gems also drop from the ceiling.

Magic Gems:
* Gems with coins cause the player's score to go up 10,000 points or down 1,000 points
* Gems with lightening bolts remove all of the magic balls that are the same color as the magic gem
* Gems with floating balls cause many extra balls to drop from the ceiling
* Gems with flames are bombs that destroy many nearby magic balls
* Gems with a stone pattern cause stone balls to drop from the ceiling, which can only be removed by the bomb magic gems
* Gems with the infinity symbol slow down time and make the magic balls drop very slowly from the ceiling

Wizard's Castle is highly re-playable because the colored magic balls always fall and bounce differently. Players may earn up to three stars for each level depending on their score, and may replay any level to reach the maximum of three stars. Current Score, High Score, Level, and Time Remaining are continuously displayed at the top of the portrait mode screen. Wizard's Castle has also been featured on Apple's iTunes App Store New and Noteworthy Strategy Games and Puzzle Games sections. Asgard Studios's other game, Wizard's Castle HD for the iPad 2 was recently featured on the Daily App Show - Everything Edition and Apple's iTunes App Store New and Noteworthy Strategy Games section for iPad in the U.S. and Australia.

Feature Highlights:
* Extremely challenging but simple game for players of all ages
* Touching groups of two or more balls of the same color removes them
* Prevent the room from filling up with magic balls for a full three minutes to move to the next level
* Magic gems also may fall from the ceiling
* Magic gems can have extraordinary powers that may help or harm players
* Every game is different, as balls fall in a random way from the ceiling
* Retina display support

"Wizard's Castle was created in Unity 3 using C# scripts. My son Raymond designed all of the gameplay and the levels. I did all of the programming, and Jeff Bucchino, a local cartoonist, did the 2D art work," stated developer Randy Herring. "From the time we began work on the project until the day we submitted the iPad 2 game to the App Store was one year almost to the day. In addition to Unity, we made use of several add-ins."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4, 4th Gen iPod touch
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 33.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Wizard's Castle 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Wizard's Castle 1.0 HD for iPad is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. 

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Asgard Studios is an indie game developer made up of a father and son team, Randy and Raymond Herring. Wizard's Castle HD is their first game release. Randy Herring is the programmer with over 30 years of software development experience. Raymond Herring is the game designer and 3D artist with 7 years of digital art experience. Their goal is to create wonderful games for all ages. 


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