Now puzzle fans have their favorite games at their fingertips and can play at their leisure or on the go. 'Puzzle Craze' lives up to its name and is a testament to our ability to partner with top brands and deliver fantastic experiences in new ways for consumers.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Digital entertainment leader UCLICK®, in partnership with game publisher Destineer, announced the retail release of ''USA TODAY® Puzzle Craze'' for the Nintendo DS™. This marks the second USA TODAY puzzle title for Nintendo DS and features a popular mix of puzzles including Word Roundup, Up & Down Words, Quick Cross and Hidato™. This is the first time all four of these popular games are available in one package.
Available at leading game retailers, ''USA TODAY Puzzle Craze'' offers a mixture of solo-play and multiplayer puzzles. Its intuitive design is tailored for the Nintendo DS platform and is tailored to work with DS game controls and stylus play.
"USA TODAY is America's premier brand for newspaper puzzles, with millions of readers regularly turning to these puzzles in print and online," said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. "Now puzzle fans have their favorite games at their fingertips and can play at their leisure or on the go. 'Puzzle Craze' lives up to its name and is a testament to our ability to partner with top brands and deliver fantastic experiences in new ways for consumers."
Some of the key features of this game include:
•Daily puzzle with a Calendar archive.
•Four Popular Games:
Word Roundup - solving fun with three great word puzzles for true word cowboys and cowgirls who like to play puzzles in two columns, with a lasso, or in a 4x4 grid.
Quick Cross - quick, challenging four-by-four crossword puzzle, perfect for a quick break.
Up & Down Words - crossword-style clues to fill in two-word phrases.
Hidato - start with a grid partially filled with numbers; the goal is to discover a hidden path within the grid by connecting consecutive numbers horizontally, vertically and diagonally. It's easy to learn but difficult to master.
•Over 1,500 puzzles are included.
•Intuitive game controls that are a perfect fit for the Nintendo DS stylus.
•Multiple game modes for single and multiplayer fun.
•Accolade feature keeps track of the player's progress by amassing points based on game play.
''USA TODAY Puzzle Craze'' joins other USA TODAY branded puzzles produced by Uclick, including USA TODAY Crosswords and USA TODAY Sudoku.
''USA TODAY Puzzle Craze'' for Nintendo DS is available at Gamestop and other game retailers at the MSRP of $19.99.
UCLICK® is a leading digital entertainment provider of innovative games for PC, handheld devices, mobile and online syndication. Uclick is a also a leading creator and distributor crosswords, word and number puzzles, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, Web and mobile phones. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com Web site, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
For more information on Uclick, visit http://www.UclickGames.com.
Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles, and creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with development studios in Minneapolis, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX, and publishes games under the Destineer, MacSoft, Bold Games, and Atomic Games brands.
More information is available at Destineer's website: http://www.destineerstudios.com.