San Francisco – Feb. 27, 2009 – ngmoco ( http://www.ngmoco.com), creator and publisher of games exclusively for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch, today released WordFu™ on Apple’s App Store. WordFu™ ( http://wordfu.ngmoco.com) is the ultimate word puzzler bringing Kung Fu to the iPhone.
Shake, Flick and Strike! WordFu excites players to unleash their spelling fury as they roll dice to strategically assemble a board of letters, then use multi-touch gestures and Kung Fu strikes to spell as many words as possible before the clock runs out.
WordFu masters direct an endless barrage of martial arts wordplay attacks against their friends over WiFi battle mode. They defend their honor by advancing up the leaderboard and earning the ultimate high score in solo play mode. They earn achievements and master the ability to freeze time and other game changing power-ups in their quest to don the WordFu black belt. WordFu masters can even email their friends to challenge them to battle… WordFu style!
“ngmoco is dedicated to producing quality games that all iPhone and iPod touch users can enjoy,” said Neil Young, CEO & founder of ngmoco. “Utilizing the innovative functionality of the devices, coupled with stunning 3D visuals and addictive sound effects, Word Fu is set to entertain word puzzle fans everywhere.”
Utilizing the built-in accelerometer of the iPhone and iPod touch, ngmoco has created the grand master word puzzler with crisp 3D visuals and wild Kung Fu sound effects. WordFu was developed in collaboration with Demiurge Studios, Inc. and uses MachDice technology to deliver stunning visual effects and authentic physics that capture the look and feel of rolling real dice. WordFu recognizes over two hundred thousand words for virtually endless wordplay.
WordFu™ is available for an introductory price of $0.99 from Apple’s App Store on the iPhone and iPod touch, or at: appstore.ngmoco.com/wordfu .
WordFu™ ( http://wordfu.ngmoco.com) follows the successes of ngmoco’s award-winning title Rolando™ ( http://rolando.ngmoco.com/), special effects-laden action hit MazeFinger™ ( http://mazefinger.ngmoco.com) and the popular block stacking puzzle game Topple™ ( http://topple.ngmoco.com).
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Maples Investments.
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
Contact: Craig Sinel