Monday, 25 June 2012

Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys 1.0 released for iOS

Katowice, Poland - Rainbow Stories today is pleased to introduce Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys 1.0 for iOS, their new animated jigsaw puzzle app for young kids. Each of the 30 different scenes can be set to one of three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, or Hard. Featuring puzzle pieces that double in size when touched, kids can create a large picture from small pieces that are presented just two at a time. The expansion of pieces, dragging them on to the picture, and placing them correctly or incorrectly are all animated actions with accompanying sound effects. The app also includes original, festive music.

At launch in landscape mode, Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys displays all 30 illustrations in Apple's eye-catching, Cover Flow View. Kids can scroll horizontally to pick the puzzle they would like to do. Once selected, the illustration fills the leftmost two-thirds of the screen. Pieces to the puzzle slide on to the screen from the right, and only two pieces are displayed at a time. Compared to the illustration, the colors of the puzzle pieces are deep and realistic, so when they are correctly placed over the illustration it remains clear which pieces are still missing.

When the child touches one of the two pieces, it grows immediately to twice its former size, and is exactly the correct size to fit in the puzzle. This innovation encourages children to recognize puzzle pieces by their shape and graphical content, independent of size. Pieces lock into place perfectly, and if placed incorrectly return to the pieces area on the far right. The app features a special snap-in algorithm, so that pieces automatically snap in to place when moved in to proximity of their destination. On completion of the puzzle, a fanfare is heard and all the pieces dissolve into a single, brightly colored image.

Another innovation in Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys is that each of the 30 puzzles can be solved at one of three levels of difficulty. At the Easy level the puzzle contains only six pieces, at the Medium level there are 12 pieces, and at the Hard level the puzzle consists of 16 pieces. In this way, kids can solve the same puzzle they have become familiar with, again and again.

Feature Highlights:
* 30 beautiful illustrations to solve
* 3 difficulty levels - Easy (6 pieces), Medium (12 pieces), Hard (16 pieces)
* Easy to use and friendly user interface
* Festive, original music
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS apps

"Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys is a game the whole family will enjoy," stated Jakub Gozdz of Rainbow Stories. "Kids never get tired of figuring out these puzzles, and there are no pieces to get lost."

Language Support:
* U.S. English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 85 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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