THE MIDLANDS, UK — Astraware is excited to announce a major update to Astraware Sudoku for Palm OS and Windows Mobile for Pocket PC and Smartphone. The new Puzzle of the Day option offers a brand new Sudoku puzzle at each difficulty level downloadable ‘over the air’ each day. This unique feature also lets users submit their times directly from their device and see how they rank against other players worldwide for the same puzzle.
“We’re all Sudoku addicts here at Astraware, and adding this new feature has us competing to get better and better at solving the puzzles,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We’re looking forward to all of our registered customers joining in with the Astraware team and Beta testers in the daily high score lists!”
Astraware Sudoku featuring Puzzle of the Day is a free update to all registered owners of the game. The Puzzle of the Day feature can be accessed either over the air from a connected device, from standalone handhelds using a cellphone as a modem, or via ActiveSync’s pass-through connection, while users without a connected device can still take advantage of Astraware Sudoku’s ability to generate billions of Sudoku puzzles on their device.
Astraware recently attended Orange Code Camp in Opio, France where the Puzzle of the Day feature was developed. Astraware Sudoku’s over-the-air puzzle delivery was awarded Best Overall Product at the event and received the grand prize of a Segway Human Transporter. The Astraware Team has since taken delivery of the Segway!
To mark the release of this update, Astraware Sudoku will be discounted to $9.95 at the Astraware site until 31st December 2005. The regular price is $19.95. Astraware Sudoku is available here:
A Sudoku of the Day puzzle is also accessible for non-PDA owners via the Sudoku of the Day website at http://www.sudokuoftheday.com. It’s available for people to add to their blogs and websites or direct to their email inbox each day. The Sudoku of the Day site also includes Sudoku Gear – a quirky range of merchandise featuring genuine Sudoku puzzles – ideal for a Sudoku addicts everywhere.
Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of the company’s best known handheld titles include Bejeweled, Cubis, Zuma, Insaniquarium and Zap!2000/2016. Astraware is a Microsoft Certified Partner and its games are ‘Made for Windows Mobile’ certified. Handango have presented awards to Astraware twice in recent years, with Game of The Year in 2003 for Bejeweled, and Palm OS Developer of the Year in 2004. Mobile Gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 30 million copies of Astraware’s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Alison Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.astraware.com/.