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PlayScreen Takes Puzzle Gaming to the Third Dimension with "Match 3D Flick Puzzle"

July 30, 2009

PlayScreen Takes Puzzle Gaming to the Third Dimension with "Match 3D Flick Puzzle" for the iPhone

Stunning visuals, 3D interface and challenging gameplay showcase the iPhone's advanced capabilities

PlayScreen, the company that launched the very first Apple iPhone game, iWack, in July 2007, now takes puzzle gaming to a new dimension with "Match 3D Flick Puzzle" for the iPhone. Building on its founders' decades of experience in the video game and entertainment industries, Match 3D Flick Puzzle takes puzzle gaming to the next level of graphics, animation and intensity.

In the game, players take control of a 3D supercube consisting of 512 smaller cubes that players must match up in groups of three or more. Advanced multi-touch controls allow users to rotate and maneuver individual planes and faces of the cube to find the best cube face matches. Flick the supercube to move it. Pinch to zoom in or out. Shake your iPhone or iPod touch to spin the supercube. Lock the game into full-screen view with just a single tap on the magnifying glass.

"Our goal was simple," said Sherri Cuono, President and Founder of PlayScreen. "We set out to create the greatest iPhone puzzle game ever created, a visually stunning experience with enough options to meet the expectations of users with vastly different playing styles."

"Infinite levels, depth of play, an advanced user interface and a 3D presentation that could only come together on the iPhone take Match 3D Flick Puzzle beyond the current crop of puzzle titles that originated years ago on less capable platforms," added industry veteran and PlayScreen CEO William Volk. "I saw first hand in the 1990's, how 3D graphics revolutionized action gaming. Now it's time for puzzle games to make the same leap to advanced graphics and interfaces."

In Match 3D Flick Puzzle, matches of three or more of the same patterned cubes can occur in three dimensions as well. Special cubes enhance play with wild-card instant-matches, cube-blasting explosions, locked blocks and clear blocks. Players earn bonuses that provide special moves, that all them to destroy a block, change a block, highlight all matches, swap blocks and much, much more. Match 3D provides the full range of puzzle play, from the casual "endless" challenge of a classic matching game to the super-intense "beat the clock" experience of "Survival Timed."

Match 3D Flick Puzzle is available for $3.99 from the Apple App Store on iPhone and iPod touch. A free version, featuring four levels of the Classic-Timed game, is being released alongside the full version.

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