Lodz, Poland – Appogeum today is pleased to introduce Charades 1.0 free for iOS, their Game Center enabled version of the classic party game for 2-4 online players. Localized for five different languages, a saying, word, or phrase is given to one player from the app’s built in library. That player attempts to draw a picture that will allow any other player to correctly guess the puzzle. Players can see each other’s guesses and chat with each other all through the game. Players’ scores are based on how quickly they guess/draw correctly. Fully drawing capabilities are built in to the app, and a practice mode allows players an opportunity to hone their skills.
Charades is a multi-player game and challenges the players’ knowledge, speed, richness of associations, and manual skills. Invite 1, 2, or 3 friends and acquaintances from all over the world to play via Game Center. Each player takes turns to draw a randomly selected phrase on the screen, while the remaining players hurry to be the first person to guess that phrase. The players are able to see one another’s guesses. The sooner the correct phrase is guessed, the more points go to the accounts of the successful guesser and the player drawing.
The application is fully translated into English, Spanish, French, German, and Polish. Each language version contains a few thousand ideally selected phrases: single words, phrases, sayings, and proverbs. The game remains interesting through regular updating and improving of the phrase database. Each user can also submit his or her own proposals and suggestions! The language of the phrase dictionary can be changed at any moment so that players can try their strength in other languages. The language interface is automatically set based on the device’s user settings.
The game ends after 500 points have been reached at that moment in the archive, players will find a few tens of pictures, drawn during the course of the game. The pictures can be marked as favorites, sent by e-mail to acquaintances, or published on Facebook.
After a short while we arrive at the conclusion that the greatest source of satisfaction in the game is not winning it. Scoring points becomes merely additional motivation once the players realize that the greatest fun is in the guessing. The win is announced discreetly as a piece of systemic information as the points are zeroed out. It is deciphering your competitors’ pictures and drawing your own images that is the chief source of pleasure, laughs, and amusement which make every player feel like a winner.
There is also a special, optional Training mode. Whenever a user wishes to polish their skills, they can do so without the pressure of timing and points, by simply selecting that option from the menu and practicing drawing of suggested phrases for as long as they like. Players can erase and redraw the pictures until they are fully satisfied with the results. Those pictures will also be saved in the archive, so users can return to them and share them at any time.
* Classic party game adapted for 2, 3, or 4 online players
* Gameplay is accomplished through the Apple Game Center
* Invite friends to play, or be matched with another player in the same language
* Group play anytime, anywhere through advanced iOS Game Center capabilities
* Convey a word, phrase, or saying with just one or more drawings
* Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards
Charades is distributed free so users can make sure they are satisfied with the game before they pay for it. The free version has no time or functional limitations and it does not require regular payments later on. Occasionally, before the starting of the game (not during the match) an advertising banner will be displayed on the screen that is all. Players who pay to enable the premium version will immediately receive: a special achievement, 40% more points than non-premium players, no more advertising banners, and every day during the starting of the application, users will receive phrase database updates.
According to Krzysztof Rutkowski of Appogeum, “Charades for iOS offers fabulous entertainment for you and your friends, for free and with no hidden costs! Forget tokens, berries, and other virtual currencies download the game now, totally for free, and start having great fun!”
* UK English, Polish, French, German, and Spanish
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3rd/4th generation), and iPad 1/2
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 88.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Charades 1.0 is free (ad-supported) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A Premium, ad-free version is available for $1.99 (USD) for iPad, and $0.99 for iPhone/iPod touch.
Based in Lodz, Poland, Appogeum previously was Chris-Software run by Krzysztof Rutkowski. Appogeum also offers Objective-C training courses for developers. Copyright (C) 2012 Appogeum. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.