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Sumoku 1.0 Free for iOS - Unique Crossword-Style Game with Numbers

  (January 10, 2012)

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) January 10, 2012

Blue Orange Games and HagerApps are pleased to introduce Sumoku 1.0 free for iOS 5, their new version of the popular addition Game played with 96 tiles and 1 die. Tiles are numbered from 1 to 9 and each is one of six colors. At the start of play, a key number is chosen randomly, which can be 3, 4, or 5. Players have 8 tiles each, and they try to achieve the maximum score each turn, placing tiles that must be played in a crossword style vertical and horizontal arrangement, so that the newly created row or column is a multiple of the key number. For example, if the key number were 5, the tiles played could add up to 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. Making the game particularly challenging, is the rule that two tiles of the same color cannot be used in a single vertical or horizontal line.

Pronounced soo-moh-koo', the term refers to pattern created by the tiles on the board. As in Scrabble-like games, winning requires careful thought and a bit of luck. Frequently, playing just one or two tiles that adds on to a previous row or column may be a player's best play. As a Bonus, each time a player creates or completes a line of all six different colors, they play again. Players resupply to the full complement of 8 tiles after each turn. Packed with endless challenges and perfect for sharpening math and problem-solving skills, Sumoku is proof that learning is fun.

Feature Highlights:

  • Fast, fun game for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and older
  • Score points for playing tiles in a row or column whose sum is a multiple of the key number
  • Try it by playing with friends using Apple's Game Center
  • Penalty points at the end of the game for unplayed tiles
  • An international favorite finally comes to iOS mobile devices
  • Game can be played in less than 30 minutes when playing face-to-face


For over 10 years, Blue Orange Games has been creating high quality games, exquisitely designed for maximum fun. Constructing their games with durable materials, Blue Orange is committed to producing eco-friendly games that are made to last and treasure. With a catalog boasting over 30 unique games for all ages, Blue Orange consistently earns recognition from retailers, enthusiasts, and the game industry. Looking towards the future with an eye for constant improvement, Blue Orange Games is steadfast in their mission to bring HOT Games to a COOL Planet. Their line of games can be found at Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and specialty stores. For videos, online games, reviews, and store locator please see the link for Blue Orange Games, below.

"Hager Apps has taken care to maintain the high quality and exquisite design for which Blue Orange Games is known when porting Sumoku to the iPhone and iPad platform," stated Jonathan Hager. "The iPhone and iPad versions of the game can be found in the U.S. and Canadian App Stores. It can be downloaded and tried for free using Game Centers new turn-based games feature available only in iOS 5."

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 5.0 or later
  • Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
  • 12.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sumoku 1.0 (ad-supported) is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The ads can be removed, making it a standard app, for $3.99 (USD). An additional feature is face-to-face play for 2 to 5 players by passing the device, which can also be unlocked for $3.99. A bundle is available for a $5.99.

Sumoku 1.0
http://www.hagerapps.com/2011/11/sumoku/

Blue Orange Games
http://www.blueorangegames.com/

Purchase and Download
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sumoku/id470453296

YouTube Video
http://youtu.be/rjsoOfUkgpo

Screenshot 1
http://www.hagerapps.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/552x151xsumoku_large.png.pagespeed.ic.L6nvf8eLK6.png

App Icon
http://a2.mzstatic.com/us/r1000/114/Purple/55/d7/19/mzl.pgfrxdqh.175x175-75.jpg

Based in Beaverton, Oregon, HagerApps was founded by Jonathan Hager in 2008. The iPhone is the perfect mobile platform for quick games. Jonathan leveraged his expertise as a software engineer and began creating Apps. The team that contributes to each application is a worldwide team of developers, designers, project managers, and marketers. Copyright (C) 2011 Hager Apps. 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.

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