Seattle, WA - December 7, 2009
Geospace and developer RogueSheep announced today that the WORD SPIN® Lite game for iPhone and iPod touch is now available for FREE from the App Store. The WORD SPIN App combines the elements of popular word games, crossword puzzles and word searches into a portable game for iPhone and iPod touch. The app is a great way to sharpen language skills by identifying words and anagrams from two to eight letters in length.
The WORD SPIN Lite App allows players to use all of the game features when they accept challenges from other players that have the full WORD SPIN App. Also, Lite Practice is perfect for players who wish to experiment with building tougher seven and eight letter words. The Lite App Practice game identifies one easy to overlook word in a round. However, the Full App Practice identifies up to 10 missed words on every line after each round.
WORD SPIN Lite players also have an option to purchase the full WORD SPIN App by touching the “Upgrade” link directly from the game on the iPhone or iPod touch. The full WORD SPIN App includes three different games: Solitaire, Challenge and Practice where players can set personal high scores that can be recorded on both local and global leader boards, challenge other players, better determine missed words, and practice building and identifying more words. In addition, registered owners of the full WORD SPIN App are entitled to VIP CLUB benefits which include a hot link to buy other toys and items offered by GEOSPACE® at a VIP Discount of up to 35%.
Controlling the WORD SPIN game is easy with the innovative Multi Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch. While in the SPIN phase, flick any wheel up or down with one finger to spin it to the desired letter. To move a wheel, simply tap and hold a wheel with one finger and drag it left or right to the desired position. All wheels can be rotated up or down simultaneously by flicking with two fingers. After the player has lined up their desired word/words, they can begin the SCORE phase. To tally a word, the player must tap letters from left to right to select a word and then tap the last letter again to instantly transfer words to the score sheet. Misspelled words result in a deduction from the score sheet.
The WORD SPIN Lite App is FREE from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/ . The full WORD SPIN App is currently available for $1.99 which is 30% off of the MSRP price of $2.99.
The Original WORD SPIN® Game has sold millions of copies around the world, translated into 10 different languages, and received the following awards:
• Best Mind Game Of The Year - American Mensa, Ltd. The High IQ Society
• Game Of The Year - By The Australian Toy Association
• BBC-TV Good Toy Guide - By British Broadcasting Company
• Oppenheim Gold Seal - By Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
• Three-Star Toy Seal - By Canadian Toy Council
• Parents’ Choice Honors - By Parents’ Choice
About Geospace® International
Geospace International is the maker of the original WORD SPIN®, READ SPINTM and MATH SPINTM Travel Games, geared toward helping kids sharpen their math, spelling and reading skills. Dedicated to producing the most innovative and engaging toys on the market, Geospace®, located in Seattle, Washington, is also distributor of diverse products like the popular AIR KICKSTM Anti-Gravity Boots, JUMPAROOTM Pogos, WALKAROOTM STILTS, PUMP ROCKETTM Foam Flying Toys, R/C ROBOCARTM Remote Control Stunt Cars, and much more. Geospace International’s wide range of toys are highly regarded and widely used by kids and kids-at-heart the world over. For additional information, contact Geospace International at (800) 800-5090 or visit www.geospaceplay.com .
About RogueSheepTM Inc.
RogueSheep Incorporated is a software development and consulting company located just off the waters of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. RogueSheep specializes in creating engaging and award- winning user experiences for iPhone, iPod touch and Mac OS. RogueSheep’s critically acclaimed iPhone app, PostageTM, has been the recipient of many accolades including an Apple Design Award in 2009. For more information or to inquire about how RogueSheep can help bring your apps to life visit www.roguesheep.com or call (206) 774.0616.
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for GeoSpace/RogueSheep