Staffordshire, UK – August 24, 2010 – Astraware ® is excited to announce the release of its first games for Palm ® webOS TM . The first two games, Astraware Sudoku and OddBlob, will initially support Pre TM and Pre Plus devices with support for Pixi TM to be added later.
Astraware has a long and successful history of working closely with Palm. Zap!2000 was the first color game released for Palm OS and for several years Palm smartphones offered at least one Astraware game bundled along with it. Now that Palm has released their PDK development kit, which allows developers greater access to some of the core functions of webOS, Astraware is able to continue that relationship by bringing some of their best-selling games to the platform.
Astraware Sudoku is a multi-award-winning version of the worldwide smash puzzle game. It is packed with features that avid Sudoku players love, including the unique Puzzle of the Day feature, which sees in excess of 20,000 users regularly downloading the daily puzzles and uploading their times on the global leader board. First released for smartphones earlier this year, OddBlob is a cute puzzle-arcade game entirely created from modeling clay, and featuring online leader boards for players to post their high scores in both Strategy and Panic modes.
“We’re delighted to be re-establishing our long-term relationship with Palm, and supporting the new platform with a range of great casual games,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Our experience at supporting well-featured devices in a range of sizes and resolutions has helped us to make our first webOS games a pleasure to play, and we look forward to bringing many more titles to the platform.”
Astraware intends to bring a number of their own-IP games to the webOS platform as well as working with their premium licensor partners to add to the range of quality casual games available in the Palm App Catalog.
“Palm has a rich history with Astraware, and we’re excited to see that relationship continue with the webOS platform,” said Ben Galbraith, director of Developer Marketing, Palm, Inc. “Astraware’s popular titles are a welcome addition to the breadth and quality of webOS games in the Palm App Catalog.”
Astraware Sudoku and OddBlob are available now on the webOS App Catalog, priced $4.99 each. For more information visit http://www.astraware.com/webos.
Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware ® is a UK-based games studio that develops, publishes and distributes games for a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices, including iPhone TM , Windows ® phone, Android TM , Samsung bada and BlackBerry ® . Some of the titles to come out of the Astraware studio include multi-award-winning Astraware Sudoku, Tradewinds 2 (developed under license from Sandlot Games), and Pazzazz Games's GTS World Racing. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 75 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries. For more information visit: http://www.astraware.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astraware. Twitter: http://twitter.com/astraware.
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