What do the Spice Girls, Pokemon, and Sudoku have in common? Yes, they’re all imports from across the pond that leave you scratching your head. Sudoku, the worldwide puzzle phenomenon, has displaced crossword puzzles in many newspapers in Great Britain and Japan, and is now available on your handheld. TealPoint Software, the leading developer of business and consumer applications for Palm connected organizers, announced today the release of Sudoku Addict version 1.00 for Palm OS handhelds.
Sometimes known by the name ‘Number Place’, Sudoku (or ‘Su Doku’) gets its name from the Japanese word for ‘single number’. Sudoku is played on a nine by nine grid, subdivided into smaller three by three grids. The object is to fill in the empty boxes so that each row, column, and three by three grid contains each digit (from one to nine) exactly once. Though simple in concept, these puzzles have proven an addictive test of logic and perseverance.
Sudoku Addict comes complete with 3000 different puzzles, three challenging levels of difficulty, intuitive controls, a manual puzzle editor, a pencil annotation mode, and a puzzle-solver capable of completing any valid Sudoku. Sudoku Addict retails for $14.95. Availability is immediate on the TealPoint Software web site at www.tealpoint.com, and other Internet sites.
“I just can’t put this game down,” said Vince Lee, President of TealPoint Software. “The concept is easy to grasp, but solving Sudoku is definitely no cakewalk!”
About TealPoint Software
Founded by Vince Lee in 1997, San Francisco Bay Area’s TealPoint Software has 27 cutting-edge software products for the Palm OS platform. With the largest suite of award-winning productivity products, including winners of five Shareware Industry Awards, TealPoint has built a reputation of quality, ingenuity, and affordability. Offerings include TealDoc, the popular document reader and editor, TealMovie, the award-winning multimedia player, TealAuto, the complete vehicle service and expense log, TealPhone, the acclaimed replacement address book, and TealLock, the definitive PalmOS security solution.