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2013
November 27th
Staffordshire, UK - November 29 2013 - Astraware® and Hopwood Games are excited to announce the release of the award-winning Mijnlieff board game app for NOOK®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, and Android phones and tablets. The partnership between Astraware and Hopwood Games will allow users to enjoy this brilliant two-player game directly on their smartphone or tablet.... Read full press release
May 30th
Astraware Crosswords now available on BlackBerry World Staffordshire, UK - May 30, 2013 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release Astraware Crosswords for BlackBerry® Z10, the studio's first ever game for BlackBerry 10 OS. Astraware Crosswords is a popular and well-loved version of this favorite puzzle game and pastime.... Read full press release
2012
November 13th
Astraware Crosswords Deluxe Free Trial Comes Preloaded on these Critically-Acclaimed New Tablets Staffordshire, UK -- November 13, 2012 – Astraware® is excited to announce a trial of their game Astraware Crosswords has been selected to be bundled with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets. The studio also announced today the availability of five other games for these devices – Astraware Word Games, Astraware Kriss Kross Deluxe, Astraware CodeWords Deluxe, Astraware Mahjong and Astraware Solitaire.... Read full press release
September 27th
Staffordshire, UK -- September 27, 2012 –Astraware is pleased to announce the release of their new game Astraware Crosswords Deluxe for HP Touchpad. Astraware Crosswords Deluxe offers over 150 built-in puzzles in 3 different grid sizes and 3 graded difficulty levels.... Read full press release
September 24th
Staffordshire, UK - September 24 2012 - Astraware® is excited to announce the launch of their brand new word games pack, Astraware Word Games, exclusively for Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet. Astraware Crosswords Deluxe offers over 150 built-in puzzles in 3 different grid sizes and 3 graded difficulty levels.... Read full press release
August 23rd
Staffordshire, UK - August 23 2012 - Astraware® is excited to announce the launch of their word games pack, Astraware Word Games, for Mac OS X. Astraware Word Games is a pack of 5 different word games (Shuffle, Wordsearch, Hexxed, Gridlock, and Spellmaster) which comprises anagram games, word searches, grid puzzles and spelling challenges.... Read full press release
June 7th
Staffordshire, UK - June 07 2012 - Astraware® is excited to announce the launch of their popular word games pack, Astraware Word Games, for iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPad®. Originally released exclusively on the Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Tablet, Astraware Word Games is a beautifully presented pack of five classic word games that is sure to appeal to lovers of words and language.... Read full press release
2011
October 13th
Both Games Support New Features in iOS 5, Including Twitter Integration and Asynchronous Turn-Based Gaming Staffordshire, UK - October 13 2011 - Astraware® is proud to announce their latest app, Mahjong of the Day, is now available on the App Store for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. Mahjong of the Day compliments the company's existing feature-rich Astraware Mahjong game, which includes 30+ puzzle layouts, an unlockable trophy tile set and a global daily puzzle challenge.... Read full press release
September 14th
Staffordshire, UK - September 14th 2011 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of a major update to the Android version of Astraware Solitaire - their highly acclaimed single-player card games pack. The pack includes 12 of the most popular card games including Klondike, Freecell, Spider, and Pyramid.... Read full press release
August 15th
Staffordshire, UK - August 15 2011 - Astraware® is excited to announce the launch of their brand new word games pack, Astraware Word Games, exclusively for Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet. Astraware Word Games is a beautifully presented pack of five classic word games that is sure to appeal to lovers of words and language.... Read full press release
July 13th
Staffordshire, UK & Chepstow, UK - July 13th 2011 - Astraware® and Electric Pocket Limited are pleased to announce a new arrangement which sees them sharing experience and resources in order to benefit both businesses. This new agreement will see Astraware's Publishing and Marketing Team, led by Chief Communications Officer, Alison Barclay, lend their apps marketing expertise to Electric Pocket’s quality range of applications and utilities, which includes BugMe!, MailTones, and the forthcoming Coverjam.... Read full press release
June 14th
Staffordshire, UK - June 14th 2011 - Astraware and Sandlot Games are excited to announce the launch of Tradewinds 2 for Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet. This launch marks the first time that Tradewinds 2 has been available for any Android™ device and is currently exclusive to NOOK Apps™! Tradewinds 2 is based on the highly acclaimed PC game from Sandlot Games.... Read full press release
May 4th
Staffordshire, UK - 4th May 2011 - Astraware® is excited to announce the launch of four games, now available on Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet. The Astraware games are available through NOOK Apps™, a collection of high-quality applications launched this week for NOOK Color.... Read full press release
April 29th
Staffordshire, UK - April 29th 2011 - Astraware® is excited to announce Sudoku of the Day - a new free version of their popular daily puzzle challenge - for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Each day players can get 6 puzzles for free, 1 at each difficulty level, then complete the puzzles and submit their times to try and top the global leaderboards.... Read full press release
April 28th
Staffordshire, UK - April 28th, 2011 - Astraware® today announced the release of Captain CupCake and the Donut Disaster™ on the App Store. The game was developed by Chaos Games Studio, a student who spent a year on work placement with Astraware.... Read full press release
April 21st
Staffordshire, UK - April 21, 2011 - Astraware® is pleased to announce a major update for its award-winning Astraware Sudoku game for Android smartphones and tablets. The game has been completely rebuilt using Android's NDK (native development kit) which gives the game greatly improved performance across a range of phones, and has enabled the inclusion of new game features.... Read full press release
January 24th
Staffordshire, UK - January 24, 2011 - Astraware® today announced the availability of Astraware Sudoku on the Mac App Store. Astraware Sudoku includes all the features avid Sudoku players require including a puzzle generator which creates billions of puzzles at multiple difficulty levels; an intelligent hint system; manual or automatic pencilmarks; a Sudoku solver; and Enter Your Own which allows you to enter puzzles from newspapers and magazines and use the assistance tools to help solve them.... Read full press release
January 6th
Staffordshire, UK -- January 6, 2011 -- Astraware® today announced the availability of three games on the Mac App Store - Astraware Solitaire, Astraware Mahjong, and OddBlob. "We're eager to extend our success with iOS gaming to the Mac," said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware.... Read full press release
January 5th
Staffordshire, UK - January 5th 2011 - Astraware® is excited to announce it’s going to be a weird and wonderful January for iPad owners. The UK-based game studio has extended their long-term partnership with Digital Eel to bring the award-winning space adventure trading game, Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space, to the iPad®.... Read full press release
2010
November 11th
Staffordshire, UK - November 11, 2010 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games® are excited to announce they are bringing the highly-acclaimed adventure trading game, Tradewinds® 2, to Palm® Pre™ and Pre Plus smartphones. Astraware has recently released its first games for webOS™, and is delighted to work with long-term partner Sandlot Games to add to the range of quality games on the App Catalog by bringing one of its most popular franchises to the platform.... Read full press release
October 6th
Staffordshire, UK - October 6th 2010 - Astraware® is excited to launch another new game for Palm® webOS® devices. Following a number of requests from Pre™ and Pre Plus users, Astraware Board Games is the latest game to be added to Palm's App Catalog.... Read full press release
September 15th
Staffordshire, UK - September 15th, 2010 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of 2 new titles for the Palm® Pre™ and Pre Plus. Astraware Casino and Police Range follow hot on the heels of Astraware’s debut webOS™ releases, Astraware Sudoku and OddBlob, which received an excellent reception from the webOS community on their release.... Read full press release
August 24th
Staffordshire, UK - August 24, 2010 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of its first games for Palm® webOS™. The first two games, Astraware Sudoku and OddBlob, will initially support Pre™ and Pre Plus devices with support for Pixi™ to be added later.... Read full press release
August 12th
Staffordshire, UK - August 12th 2010 - Astraware is excited to announce the release of Brad Mitchum: Lost in Time, a fun action arcade game developed by Angel Software and Naaty Design using BitRabbit's RabbitFactory cross platform game engine. Brad is an archeologist who has travelled the four corners of the globe in search of lost cities and legendary objects.... Read full press release
July 14th
STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - July 14, 2010 - Astraware is pleased to announce the release of two new games for Windows phone and Windows Mobile devices - OddBlob and Police Range. OddBlob is a fun puzzle arcade game created entirely from modelling clay.... Read full press release
March 2nd
Staffordshire, UK - March 2nd 2010 - Astraware®, the UK-based smartphone games studio, is excited to reveal details of its newest game creation, OddBlob. The game, starring a groovy purple character with big eyes and an even bigger appetite, features hand-crafted clay graphics modelled by Astraware's own art team.... Read full press release
January 28th
Staffordshire, UK - January 28th 2010 - Astraware® - the UK-based games studio is pleased to announce the immediate release of Astraware Casino for Android™ phones. The award-winning 11-game pack includes the most popular games played in casinos around the world including Texas Hold 'Em Poker (Limit and No Limit versions), Roulette, Slots, Blackjack and Craps.... Read full press release
January 27th
KANSAS CITY, MO and LONDON, UK - January 27, 2010 - Handmark®, the world's leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, today announced it has spun off its mobile games studio, Astraware, as the company streamlines its business to focus on other strategic areas of mobile development and support. Astraware returns to the management of Howard Tomlinson and David Oakley, two of the original founders, and will remain a Handmark preferred partner.... Read full press release
2009
August 26th
KANSAS CITY, MO (USA) and LONDON, UK - Aug. 26, 2009 - Handmark® today announced Down 4 The Count for iPhone™ and iPod® touch, a full-on action arcade boxing game, is available on the App Store.... Read full press release
August 21st
KANSAS CITY, MO (USA) and LONDON, UK - Aug. 21, 2009 - Handmark® has today released its award-winning Astraware Sudoku and Casino games for S60® phones, including the new Nokia 5800 and N97 touch screen devices.... Read full press release
July 30th
KANSAS CITY, MO - July 30, 2009 - Handmark® today announced the release of Astraware Casino - a fun, easy-to-use pack of 11 of the most popular casino games from around the world - on the App Store. Astraware Casino is the first new game release from Handmark to use the iTunes Library Integration feature of iPhone OS 3.... Read full press release
June 23rd
KANSAS CITY, MO – June 23, 2009 – Handmark® and Sandlot Games® today announced the release of Tradewinds® 2, part of Sandlot Games' popular trading adventure franchise, on the Apple App Store. Based on the acclaimed PC game by Sandlot Games, Tradewinds 2 is a highly immersive adventure for iPhone and iPod touch where players navigate the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean.... Read full press release
June 5th
KANSAS CITY, MO and LONDON, UK - June 5, 2009 - Handmark® today announced the release of Astraware Solitaire - its award-winning solitaire games pack for BlackBerry® smartphones. This highly acclaimed games pack, created by Astraware® - the Handmark Game Studio, includes 12 of the most well-known single player card games selected from customer feedback.... Read full press release
June 2nd
KANSAS CITY, MO - June 2, 2009 - Handmark® today announced the release of Phaze™, an exciting new futuristic racing game, on the Apple App Store. Phaze is unique to iPhone™ and iPod® touch and offers players an exhilarating race experience as they select their ship and race around 16 rollercoaster-like tracks with stomach-flipping twists and turns, and velocity-increasing boost pads, while collecting powerups and avoiding their competitors' weapons! "Following the success of GTS World Racing and Hellfire for iPhone and iPod touch we are excited to bring fans of arcade-style racing games another high-quality, addictive game," said Cassidy Lackey, vice president of Handmark Studios.... Read full press release
March 24th
Staffordshire, UK - March 24th 2009 - Astraware® - the Handmark® Game Studio™ is excited to announce the release of Astraware Sudoku for BlackBerry® smartphones. Alongside the new release, this award-winning Sudoku game has also been updated for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones – with enhanced graphics, and changes to the existing game engine to improve calculations and hints for some of the more difficult puzzles.... Read full press release
February 6th
STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - February 6th 2009 - Astraware® - the Handmark® Games Studio™ has today released a fun new word game featuring ever-friendly, fishy host, Wordsworth Smartygills. Bubble Shuffle™ follows on from Bubble Babble in the 'Bubble' word game series.... Read full press release
January 22nd
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Jan 22, 2009 - Handmark® today announced the release of its Hellfire™ game on the Apple App Store.... Read full press release
2008
December 10th
Kansas City, MO - Dec. 10th, 2008 - Handmark® today announced Astraware Board Games, a collection of eight classic board games including Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, Checkers, Reversi, Nine Men’s Morris, Snakes & Ladders and Tic Tac Toe, is now available for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch on the Apple App Store.... Read full press release
December 8th
KANSAS CITY, MO – Dec. 8th, 2008 – Handmark® today announced the release of Platypus, its cult side-scrolling shooter game for iPhone™ and iPod® touch, on the Apple App Store.... Read full press release
November 18th
Staffordshire, UK - November 18th 2008 - Astraware® - the Handmark® Games Studio™ is excited to announce that its highly acclaimed miniature tank game, My Little Tank, has been updated with new levels and is now available for three new platforms My Little Tank is a fun arcade blaster in which players can navigate through the original 60, and now 20 additional, action-packed, increasingly challenging levels as they shoot enemy tanks, defend their base, and destroy enemy radar stations and bases. Lovingly crafted miniature terrains include snow, swamp, plains, and deserts.... Read full press release
November 17th
Kansas City, MO - November 17th, 2008 - Handmark® today announced its newest game for iPhone™ and iPod® touch, My Little Tank, is available on the Apple App Store. My Little Tank is a casual-style, arcade blaster fully optimized for play on the iPhone and iPod touch.... Read full press release
November 3rd
Kansas City, MO – November 3rd, 2008 - Handmark today announced its Glyph® puzzle game for iPhone™ and iPod® touch is available on the Apple App Store. Glyph is a puzzle game, developed in partnership by Sandlot Games and Astraware - the Handmark Games Studio, in which players try to save the dying world of Kuros by reassembling ancient glyphs hidden beneath layers of rock and glistening stones.... Read full press release
October 20th
New game offers iPhone and iPod touch users unique features and daily puzzles over the air KANSAS CITY, MO – Oct. 15, 2008 – Handmark® today announced the availability of Astraware Sudoku for iPhone™ and iPod® touch on the Apple App Store.... Read full press release
September 24th
Staffordshire & S. Yorkshire UK - September 24th, 2008 - Following a release for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® devices earlier this year, Astraware® and Idigicon are excited to announce the release of Platypus for 3 more smartphone platforms.... Read full press release
September 18th
Staffordshire, UK - September 18th, 2008 - Avast me hearties!!! Friday 19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and the Astraware Team is celebratin' once again! ARRR! To celebrate with us, get your hands on some fine booty - 6 of the best pirate/nautical/treasure games on very special offer for just 24 hours with more than 50% off each! Save several dubloons off the price of Tradewinds, Tradewinds 2, Hidden Expedition Titanic, Seven Seas, Bubble Babble, and Golden Skull, but don't delay - at the stroke of midnight the offer ends! Don't be a scurvy landlubber, get yourself along to ... Read full press release
August 11th
Kansas City, MO – August 11, 2008 – Handmark® today announced the release of GTS World Racing™ for iPhone™ and iPod® touch users. It is immediately available through the Apple® App Store.... Read full press release
August 6th
STAFFORDSHIRE, UK & SEATTLE, WA - August 6th 2008 - Astraware® and PopCap Games, Inc. are excited to announce the release of one of PopCap's flagship titles for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones.... Read full press release
August 1st
Staffordshire, UK - August 1st 2008 - Summer's here and it's time for some fun! Whether you're on vacation, or just want something new to play, Astraware® has the solution - the Astraware Hot Summer Sale! Starting on 1st August, Astraware is offering 25 games each with at least 25% off the regular price. Several of the games are as low as $9.... Read full press release
July 1st
Staffordshire, UK - July 1st 2008 - Astraware® is pleased to announce their fun application Astraware Fireworks is available again for a limited time. Astraware Fireworks is a simple FREE application, showing sequences of fireworks flying and exploding into the air.... Read full press release
July 1st
Staffordshire, UK - July 1st 2008 - Astraware and Digital Eel are excited to announce the release of Big Box of Blox for Symbian® S60® smartphones. This blox-stacking extravaganza is already available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs.... Read full press release
June 25th
Staffordshire, UK & BOTHELL, Wash USA - June 25th, 2008 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games® are excited to announce the release of Westward® for Symbian® S60® and UIQ® smartphones. The highly acclaimed game was released for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs earlier this year.... Read full press release
June 11th
STAFFORDSHIRE,UK - June 11th, 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of Bubble Babble - a brand new word game for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. Challenge your word power with this undersea bubble-bursting brain teaser! Link together letter bubbles to form words and impress Wordsworth Smartygills - your friendly fishy host! Bubble Babble includes a fun interactive tutorial to teach you how to play with the bubbles and make words from them.... Read full press release
May 28th
STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - May 28th, 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce their version of the classic card games pack - Astraware Solitaire - is now available for smartphones running Symbian® S60® 3rd Edition and UIQ® 3. The game was released for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® devices in June 2007 and has been highly acclaimed by both public and media since then.... Read full press release
May 28th
Staffordshire, UK - May 28th 2008 - Astraware® and Pazzazz Games are excited to announce the release of GTS World Racing™ for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. GTS World Racing is the must-have sequel to the highly acclaimed GTS Racing Challenge, and has been created by Pazzazz and published by Astraware.... Read full press release
May 13th
Premier mobile media provider continues to expand mobile catalog for BlackBerry customers, together with Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio Orlando, FL - Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2008 - May 13, 2008 - Handmark®, a global leader in mobile media, today announced new, exclusive applications for BlackBerry® smartphones including Bible translations; a new ringtone application, Ringtone Junkie; as well as best-selling games from Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio. "A rapidly growing number of BlackBerry users are turning to Handmark for their mobile information and entertainment needs," said Cassidy Lackey, VP of Handmark Studios.... Read full press release
May 7th
Astraware Releases Hidden Expedition: Titanic for Symbian® S60® and UIQ® Smartphones KEELE, England and SEATTLE - May 7, 2008 - Astraware® and Big Fish Games, Inc.™, are excited to announce the availability of the highly acclaimed Hidden Expedition: Titanic™ game for Symbian® S60® 3rd Edition and UIQ® 3 smartphones.... Read full press release
April 16th
KEELE, Staffordshire, & DONCASTER, S. Yorkshire UK - April 16th, 2008 - Astraware® and Idigicon are excited to announce the release of Platypus - the squishiest shoot-em-up ever - for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs.... Read full press release
March 31st
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - March 31st, 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of their first game for Symbian® S60® and UIQ® smartphones! Astraware Boardgames features 8 classic boardgames including Reversi, Chess, and Backgammon, all designed with casual players and non-experts in mind. Astraware Boardgames offers 3 levels of gameplay that everyone can enjoy, even complete beginners.... Read full press release
March 27th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - March 27th, 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of two new games for Windows Mobile® based on popular MSN Games titles. Both Hexic® and Mozaki™ have been developed by Astraware for Microsoft's Carbonated Games studio.... Read full press release
March 19th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK & Seattle, WA, USA - March 19th, 2008 - Astraware® and PopCap Games® are very excited to announce a major update to PopCap's best-selling, flagship game, Bejeweled® 2. In version 1.... Read full press release
March 12th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - March 12th 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce a new update to Astraware Casino. In response to customer requests, Astraware Casino version 1.... Read full press release
February 21st
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK & BOTHELL, Wash USA - February 21st, 2008 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games®, the world's premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games, invite you to experience the life of a Frontier settler in the wild, rough and tumble world of Westward® for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. Based on the highly acclaimed PC game by Sandlot Games, Westward® offers many hours of absorbing game play as you guide your townsfolk in making camp, collecting valuable resources, seeing-off dangerous bandits, and building their communities.... Read full press release
February 6th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK & BOTHELL, Wash, USA - February 6th, 2008 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games® are pleased to announce a new version of Tradewinds 2™ for Windows Mobile® Standard devices alongside an update to the existing Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® Professional versions. The first release of Tradewinds 2 for Windows Mobile® Standard devices supports both QVGA and QVGA landscape smartphones, and the 5-way control system has been optimised for non-touchscreen devices to make it easier to navigate map, port, and combat screens in the game.... Read full press release
January 30th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - January 30th, 2008 - Astraware® is pleased to announce an update to Astraware Solitaire which more easily allows the addition of new graphical features like extra card backs and backgrounds. Whilst players will see no difference in the way the game plays, Astraware Solitaire version 1.... Read full press release
January 30th
KEELE, Staffordshire,UK - January 30th, 2008 - Astraware® is excited to announce an update to Astraware Casino which adds additional features as well as 2 new games. Since the release of Astraware Casino in December 2007, customers have offered excellent feedback and requests for additional features.... Read full press release
January 7th
KANSAS CITY, Mo. USA & KEELE, Staffs.KANSAS CITY, Mo.... Read full press release
2007
December 31st
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - Monday 31st December 2007 - Astraware would like to invite you to their Annual Hogmanay Party sale which starts today - 31st December 2007 and runs until midnight PST on 11th January 2008! Each day during this New Year celebration, one or two games will be offered with huge discounts. With a wide range of action, adventure, word games, puzzles, strategy and card games to choose from, there's certain to be something for everyone.... Read full press release
December 5th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - December 5th, 2007 - Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and the Holiday Season is upon us, so to celebrate Astraware has created a special version of their popular Astraware Solitaire game for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. Astraware Solitaire Winter Edition includes a new icy colour theme and beautiful Winter/Holiday card backs created by Astraware artists Bryan King and Mike Hanson.... Read full press release
December 5th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - December 5th, 2007 - Astraware® would like you to invite you to try your luck with Astraware Casino - a collection of the most popular casino games all in one pack. Enjoy all the fun of a real casino on your Palm OS® or Windows Mobile® smartphone or PDA without losing your shirt! Astraware Casino features 8 of the most popular games found in casinos around the world including Texas Hold 'Em Limit Poker, Roulette, Slots, and Blackjack.... Read full press release
November 29th
BUDAPEST, Hungary/KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - November 29th, 2007 - Astraware®, currently participating in the UIQ Fast Track event in Budapest, is excited to announce support for an additional mobile software platform. In the first quarter of 2008 a selection of Astraware's own games and popular licensed titles will be released for the Symbian® UIQ® platform.... Read full press release
November 14th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK & BUDAORS, Hungary - November 14th, 2007 - Astraware® and PalmStorm™ are excited to announce the release of Plantastic! for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs. Plantastic! is a fun combination of puzzle and strategy game where you create bouquets from groups of brightly coloured flowers to clear them from the play board and reach each level's bloom target! Each game mode has a different planting pattern and blooms can only be placed near the player's last bloom within the pattern shown.... Read full press release
November 14th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - November 14th, 2007 - Astraware is excited to announce a brand new games pack featuring 3 of their most-popular games. Following many customer requests, the Astraware Classic Collection brings together 3 family-friendly favorites featuring an award-winning Sudoku game, 8 classic boardgames, and 12 of the best-known card games, all in one super value pack for a very special price.... Read full press release
October 25th
KEELE, UK - October 25th, 2007 - Astraware invites you to celebrate Halloween with a special spooky version of Astraware Solitaire. Astraware Solitaire - Halloween Edition includes all the features of the highly-acclaimed standard edition but with the addition of a brand new Halloween card back set and a more eerie default color scheme.... Read full press release
October 9th
KEELE, UK - October 9th 2007 - Astraware® is excited to announce the release of Astraware Boardgames - a collection of 8 classic boardgames including Chess, Backgammon, Reversi and more! Astraware Boardgames includes 8 games, each with user-customizable rules and a range of difficulty levels, but designed with casual players and non-experts in mind. If you're a new player or an old hand who enjoys a fun traditional board game, then Astraware Boardgames is just for you.... Read full press release
October 3rd
KEELE, UK - October 3rd, 2007 - Astraware® is pleased to announce The Astraware BIG Fall Sale which offers 25% off a huge selection of games on their website. The Astraware BIG Fall Sale runs from 3rd - 18th October 2007 and offers a fantastic 25% discount off over 90 games and packs! Brain-teasing word games and puzzles, epic adventures, exciting action games, and compelling card games are all included, so there really is something for everyone.... Read full press release
September 19th
Hidden Expedition: Titanic Now Available For Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® Smartphones and PDAs KEELE, England and SEATTLE - September 19, 2007 - Astraware® and Big Fish Games™, Inc. are excited to announce the availability of the highly acclaimed Hidden Expedition: Titanic™ game for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs.... Read full press release
August 8th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - August 8th, 2007 - Astraware is excited to announce a major update to its award-winning Astraware Sudoku game for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® Smartphones and PDAs. Astraware Sudoku, version 1.... Read full press release
July 2nd
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK and BOTHELL, Wash USA - July 2nd, 2007 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games® are excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated Tradewinds 2™ on handheld devices. Based on the highly-acclaimed PC game, Tradewinds 2 has been developed by Astraware for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds and smartphones.... Read full press release
June 28th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - June 28th 2007 - Astraware is pleased to announce a brand new version of their fun application Fireworks which is available for a limited time. Fireworks is a simple application which is FREE to register, showing sequences of fireworks flying and exploding into the air.... Read full press release
June 19th
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and KEELE, Staffordshire, UK, June 18, 2007 – Palm, Inc.... Read full press release
June 13th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - June 13th, 2007 - Astraware® is excited to announce their version of the classic card games pack - Astraware Solitaire for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® PDAs and Smartphones. Astraware Solitaire features 12 of the most well-known and best-loved single player card games, chosen based on direct feedback and suggestions from Astraware customers.... Read full press release
May 21st
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - May 21st, 2007 - Astraware is very excited to announce that they have been honoured with the award for Passport Exporter of the Year for West Midlands, from ... Read full press release
May 18th
KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - May 18th, 2007 - Astraware is excited to announce their Packs of Fun promotion, where you can save bagfuls on their most popular value packs of games. From Friday 18th May to Monday 28th May you can save on a selected range of game packs with up to 6 titles in each.... Read full press release
April 18th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - April 18th 2007 - Here in the UK, trees are bursting with blossom, flowers are blooming, and small furry creatures are emerging from their Winter hibernation. As the season changes to Spring we're all thinking about Spring cleaning, and that includes your PDA or smartphone.... Read full press release
April 17th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - April 17th, 2007 - Astraware is pleased to announce a new way to buy games and applications from their online store due to customers' requests for alternative payment methods. Many customers either didn't have the particular types of card Astraware accepts or they didn't have a credit card at all, and so requested that Astraware accept PayPal® as an alternative to cards.... Read full press release
March 29th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - March 29th 2007 - Astraware and Sandlot Games are pleased to bring you Back to the Bakery - an expansion pack to Cake Mania - Yahoo's Best Casual Game of 2006. ... Read full press release
February 19th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - February 19th, 2007 - Astraware is excited to announce their first steps toward support of an additional mobile platform for their range of PDA and Smartphone games. The company has been working on updates to its own core technology library to enable its games to run on Linux® based mobile platforms, and the first fruits of this labor, running under an early SDK and hardware, have recently been demonstrated by ACCESS Co, Ltd at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain.... Read full press release
February 7th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - February 7th 2007 - Astraware® and PopCap Games® are excited to announce that it's open-season on gnomes with the release of Hammer Heads for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC Smartphones and PDAs. Hammer Heads is a frantic fun-fest for anyone with an aversion to those pesky creatures that live at the bottom of your garden.... Read full press release
February 1st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - February 1st 2007 - Astraware® and PopCap Games® would like to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day. To celebrate a special edition of the best-selling handheld game ever, Bejeweled®, is once again available for a limited time from the Astraware website.... Read full press release
January 29th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - January 29th 2007 - Club Astraware bursts into life this month with a Point-popping Party! Everyone can join in and get points for all kinds of things, from purchase to high scores to surveys and more! And what do points make? Free games and discounts from the Astraware store, that's what! The Points Party runs until the very last day of February 2007, and we've added lots of new ways to earn points! The newest and most exciting announcement is that for this one-time special, we're providing points for any past purchases made outside Club Astraware!* That's right - whether you picked up a copy of Sudoku just a week before we it started, or you've been a loyal buyer of Astraware games right from when we started, you'll get points for all of the games you've bought from us. And, while you only get points from purchases while you're logged in to your Club Astraware account at Astraware store, for this time only, we're letting you claim points no matter which store you previously purchased at! To claim your points, all you'll need is the email address that you registered the software with.... Read full press release
2006
December 29th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - December 29th, 2006 - Astraware is celebrating the New Year with its Annual Hogmanay Party and you're all invited! The Hogmanay Party runs from December 30th 2006 to January 11th 2007 and offers a range of fun games from as little as $2.95.... Read full press release
December 6th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - December 6th 2006 - Astraware® and Sandlot Games are excited to announce the release of Glyph™ for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Smartphone. Save the dying world of Kuros by reassembling ancient glyphs hidden beneath layers of rock and glistening stones.... Read full press release
November 28th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - November 28th, 2006 - The Holiday Season is upon us and if you're searching for the perfect gift for your favorite Palm OS® or Windows Mobile® user, why not get them an Astraware Gift Certificate? It's the ideal way to buy games for your friends and relations without having to know device IDs, and also allows you to give Astraware games to people who don't have a credit card. Buying a Gift Certificate is very simple - you only need the recipients name and email address and Astraware even offers a choice of gifting options: either buy and print the Gift Certificate so you can hand it to the person directly; or buy the Certificate and send it via email - ideal for those last minute gifts or long distance friends and relations.... Read full press release
November 23rd
THE MIDLANDS, UK - November 23rd, 2006 - Following Palm, Inc.'s exciting announcement of the new Palm® Treo™ 680 smartphone, Astraware® is delighted to announce that they have Bejeweled®, the best-selling handheld game ever, bundled with the device.... Read full press release
November 22nd
THE MIDLANDS, UK - November 22nd, 2006 - It's Thanksgiving and Astraware would like you invite you to join our table and gobble up some great games this Holiday Season! Whether you're travelling to see family, having a get-together at home, or simply recovering from turkey overload, we have some special offers on games that the whole family can enjoy! We're offering 3 simple, fun games for under $10 each from Wednesday 22nd to Monday 27th November 2006. To take advantage of these special prices, just join Club Astraware (or login if you're already a member).... Read full press release
October 26th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - October 26th, 2006 - It's almost time for Halloween so we're excited to announce the Astraware Spooktacular - a special sales event offering a cauldron-full of great games at scarily low prices! From Friday 27th October to midnight on 31st October 2006, six weird and wonderful games will be available with up to 50% off their regular price. For Club Astraware members, there's a special Halloween treat as one of them will be available free! Just visit ... Read full press release
October 11th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - October 11th, 2006 - Astraware and Sandlot Games are excited to announce the release of Cake Mania for Palm OS® handhelds. Based on the best-selling PC game by leading casual game publisher and developer, Sandlot Games, Cake Mania is a fun, fast-paced culinary challenge.... Read full press release
September 28th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - September 28th, 2006 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a special Broken Sword promotion to celebrate 10 years since the release of the original Broken Sword. When the game was originally released on 30th September 1996, no-one could have forseen that the game would still be receiving rave reviews a full decade later.... Read full press release
September 13th
THE MIDLANDS,UK - September 13th 2006 - Astraware is delighted to announce StarPop™, the perfect game for the big kid in all of us that just likes to pop stuff! StarPop™ can be simply described as fun, absorbing, stress busting, and even poptastic! If you enjoy popping bubblewrap (and who doesn't?) then you'll love StarPop™. Pop stars, burst balloons, splat fruit and a whole lot more against all kinds of cartoon backgrounds.... Read full press release
August 2nd
THE MIDLANDS, UK - August 2nd 2006 - Astraware and Revolution Software are pleased to announce the release of Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars for devices running Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC. In Broken Sword®: Shadow of the Templars players guide George Stobbart, an American tourist on vacation in Paris, as he investigates the aftermath of an explosion in a café.... Read full press release
June 29th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - June 29th 2006 - Astraware and Digital Eel are excited to announce the release of Big Box of Blox for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds. Big Box of Blox is a block stacking game taken to outrageous extremes! Using stylus or button controls, players arrange the three-blox-high stacks as they fall.... Read full press release
May 30th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - May 30th 2006 - Astraware and Deluxeware are excited to announce a week of Deluxe Discounts! From Tuesday 30th May for one week only, every Deluxeware application and game is being offered at a very special price at the Astraware store. Deluxeware's software features a wide range of useful utilities, reference applications and fun sports, action and puzzle games including Blackjack Deluxe, Earth Navigator, Hedgehog, Caribbean Poker, Travel Deluxe SE, and Clock Deluxe.... Read full press release
May 16th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - May 16th 2006 - Astraware® and PopCap Games® are excited to announce that their flagship game, Bejeweled®, has been selected to be bundled with the new Palm® Treo™ 700p smartphone, Palm, Inc.'s first Palm OS® based Treo smartphone on EvDO.... Read full press release
May 12th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - May 12th, 2006 - Need more mayhem in your life? Astraware has just the thing for you! All Club Astraware members get access to our crazy Club Astraware May-hem Sale, starting 15th May 2006, which promises a third or more off a wacky selection of top games! Every day for 8 days from Monday 15th May we will be offering Club Astraware members big discounts on a range of games including Tradewinds, Chuzzle, Mazera, Broken Sword and Bejeweled 2. Only Club Astraware members will be able to access these great offers, but it's not too late to join - it only takes a few minutes and it's completely free! Even better news is that you can earn points from the games you buy that can be used to get money off future purchases.... Read full press release
March 31st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - March 31st, 2006 - Astraware is pleased to announce that Astraware Sudoku has been updated to version 1.30.... Read full press release
March 1st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - March 1st, 2006 - A few weeks ago Astraware launched their brand new website. One of the exciting new features included is Club Astraware - a special members-only area offering exclusive discounts, recommendations, and a points reward system that allows members to save money on future Astraware purchases.... Read full press release
February 21st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - February 21st, 2006 - Astraware is pleased to announce that a further selection of our classic games titles have now been updated to be compatible with Windows Mobile® 5.0.... Read full press release
January 27th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - January 27th, 2006 - Astraware is excited to announce a special promotion for their popular Lifestyle channel highlighting some of the best lifestyle applications available for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds. From Monday 30th January 2006 for just 8 days, 'Enhance Your Lifestyle' will feature a different application each day with a special exclusive 24-hour-only discount of up to $10! With many new users looking for applications for their devices and more experienced owners looking for new titles to maximise their handheld use, the Astraware 'Enhance Your Lifestyle' promotion will offer a selection of top applications from Chapura, Deluxeware, Electric Pocket, Ilium Software, Landware, Llamagraphics, and SplashData.... Read full press release
January 5th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - January 5th, 2006 - Astraware® is excited to announce a license agreement with Palm, Inc. which sees Astraware?s handheld version of FreshGames®'s award-winning Cubis® game included on the much-heralded new Palm® Treo™ 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless running on Windows Mobile® 5.... Read full press release
2005
December 30th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - December 30th, 2005 - Astraware and Pazzazz Games are pleased to announce the release of Moonfighter for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC. Moonfighter is a fun gravity-based shoot-em-up that challenges players to pilot their spacecraft around lunar terrains and blast aliens whilst collecting energy spheres to extend their mission time.... Read full press release
December 14th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - December 14th 2005 - Astraware and PopCap are excited to announce the release of Chuzzle for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC. Chuzzles are googly-eyed little balls of fur that giggle, squeak, and sneeze as you push them across the board! Group three Chuzzles of the same colour together and watch them pop in a flurry of fur.... Read full press release
December 1st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - December 1st 2005 - 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.... Read full press release
November 23rd
THE MIDLANDS/YORKSHIRE, UK - November 23rd 2005 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce the release of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for Palm OS® handhelds. The game has been developed by Revolution Software, the original creators of the Broken Sword series, and is published by Astraware.... Read full press release
November 9th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - November 9th, 2005 - Attention! Your country needs you! The General invites you to join him behind enemy lines and engage in a little light tank warfare! Astraware is excited to announce the release of My Little Tank, a fun arcade-style blaster offering hours of miniature tank mayhem! The game is available for Palm OS® 5.0 devices with hi-res screens and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Smartphone, including support for Windows Mobile® 5.... Read full press release
October 26th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - October 26th, 2005 - Following the recent release of Ultimate Bowling Fighter, Astraware and Gamazura are pleased to announce additional versions of the game for Windows Mobile® for Smartphone and VGA-enhanced Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC handhelds. Ultimate Bowling Fighter is a non-stop round-the-world bowling tournament for your handheld.... Read full press release
October 26th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - October 26th, 2005 - Following the huge success of Astraware Sudoku for Palm OS®, Astraware is excited to announce that the game is now available for Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Smartphone including 240x240 'square' screen resolution and Windows Mobile® 5.0 support.... Read full press release
October 5th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - October 5th, 2005 - Astraware and GamAzura are excited to announce the release of Ultimate Bowling Fighter, a non-stop, round-the-world bowling challenge tournament for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC handhelds. Select your character to battle against international opponents, unlock new challengers and locations and display your special skills as you attempt to become the Ultimate Bowling Fighter.... Read full press release
September 28th
THE MIDLANDS, UK / CTIA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 28th, 2005 - Following an announcement from Palm Inc. and Microsoft Corp.... Read full press release
September 7th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - September 7th, 2005 - Astraware is excited to announce the release of Astraware Sudoku - our take on the puzzle craze that's become a worldwide phenomenon. In addition to the release of the game for Palm OS® handhelds, we have created a dedicated website for Sudoku players from total beginners to complete experts - ... Read full press release
August 17th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - August 17th, 2005 - Astraware and Sandlot Games, the team that brought you Tradewinds, are delighted to introduce you to Super Slyder™ for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ devices. With its truly addictive nature and easy-to-play style, Super Slyder™ has impressed critics and fans alike, making it the must-have puzzler for the casual game audience.... Read full press release
July 29th
THE MIDLANDS/YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND - July 29th 2005 - Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a new partnership which will see Revolution's classic games brought to PDAs. Both Revolution and Astraware are active members of Game Republic, an alliance formed to bring together companies within the games industry, so when Revolution first began development for the PDA games market, they sought the expertise of Astraware, the leader in this field.... Read full press release
July 6th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - July 6th, 2005 - Astraware and PopCap are pleased to announce the release of Pixelus for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC handhelds on July 6th. Pixelus was originally developed for PC by Nuclide, makers of other fine games including Rocket Mania.... Read full press release
June 29th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - June 29th, 2005 - Join the American celebrations for July 4th with Fireworks! - Independence Day Edition - FREE and Rocket Mania for only $4.95.... Read full press release
June 8th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - June 7th, 2005 - Astraware is pleased to announce their hot new Fun In The Sun promotion - 14 days, 14 games, and big discounts to help you ease into Summer. Each day for 14 days from June 8th-21st a different great title will be featured with a big discount.... Read full press release
June 1st
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - June 1st, 2005 - Astraware are pleased to announce the prize-winners in their recent 5th Birthday Treasure Hunt. A full list of the prizes and winners can be found ... Read full press release
May 18th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - May 18th, 2005 - Astraware and GameHouse, the team that brought you the highly-acclaimed Text Twist, are pleased to announce a brand new word game for handheld devices running Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC. Super Wild Wild Words is a Western-themed combination of word search and hangman, based on the popular PC and online game from GameHouse.... Read full press release
April 18th
The Midlands, England - April 18th, 2005 - Astraware is pleased to announce the launch of their new Lifestyle channel. From 18th April 2005 a selection of the best lifestyle applications for Palm OS®, Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC and Smartphone, and Symbian Series 60 and UIQ are available from the Astraware website for the first time.... Read full press release
April 14th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - April 14th, 2005 - Astraware joins forces with Game Republic to enhance their GRIPP programme. The Game Republic Integrated Prototype Production (GRIPP) programme aims to provide developers with guidance and support from publishers, format-holders and development agencies prior to committing to full development, thus helping businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region working in the videogames industry better manage the financial risk associated with creating computer games.... Read full press release
February 14th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - February 14th, 2005- Astraware is pleased to announce the release of Crazy Daisy, a brand new game for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC handheld devices. It's time to get some 'flower power' with Crazy Daisy.... Read full press release
February 7th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - February 7th 2005- Astraware and PopCap wish you a happy Valentine's Day with a very special edition of the best-selling handheld game ever, Bejeweled. For a limited period from 7th February to 6th March, Bejeweled Valentine's Day Edition will be available for download from the ... Read full press release
February 1st
THE MIDLANDS, UK - February 1st, 2005 - Astraware's Gold Sticker 2 for $30 Promotion. Astraware has announced another excellent discount offer - the Gold Sticker 2 for $30 Promotion.... Read full press release
January 24th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - January 24th 2004 - Astraware and GameHouse are pleased to announce a further collaboration with the release of ShapeShifter for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC handheld devices. Roll up, roll up and try your hand with the ShapeShifter.... Read full press release
January 12th
The Midlands, UK - January 12th, 2005 - Astraware and PopCap are pleased to announce that Mars Needs Cows for Windows Mobile? for Smartphone has arrived. The highly-anticipated Smartphone version includes all the alien abduction action of the original puzzle game and offers cute cartoon animals with realistic sound effects and a music soundtrack inspired by the classic sci-fi movies of the 50s.... Read full press release
January 11th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - January 11th, 2005 - Astraware and PopCap have released an update for the Palm OS® version of Bejeweled 2 which increases the options available to Palm-powered device owners. Bejeweled 2 has been praised for its rich backgrounds and sound effects, but these can be heavy on the device requirements.... Read full press release
January 6th
THE MIDLANDS, UK - January 6th, 2005 - Astraware and PopCap are pleased to announce the release of Zuma for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC on January 6th 2005. The handheld version of Zuma features all the fun and madness found in the online gaming favourite from PopCap.... Read full press release
2004
December 6th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - December 6th, 2004 - Astraware and PopCap are pleased to announce that the waiting is over - the most highly-anticipated PDA games release of the year - Bejeweled 2 for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile™ for Pocket PC - will be available from Monday 6th December. Bejeweled 2, the sequel to the biggest selling PDA game of all time, is finally here and it has been worth the wait! Bejeweled 2 mirrors all the awe-inspiring features of its desktop bigger brother, including four standard play modes; classic, action, endless and the all-new puzzle mode, together with five special bonus modes which are unlocked as rewards for players as they progress through the game.... Read full press release
December 3rd
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND ? December 3rd 2004 ? Astraware are proud to announce that they were awarded the ?Best Use of Wireless Network for Stand-Alone Application? Award at the recent PalmSource Code Camp. The event was held in France for Palm OS developers and the Smartphone Application Contest was hosted by PalmSource in conjunction with Orange.... Read full press release
November 9th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND ? November 8th 2004 ? Astraware and California?s Cold River Studios are pleased to announce Mazera, a combination of role playing game and puzzle-solving adventure set on the futuristic planet named Mazera. "Mazera is a perfect PDA role playing game, hours of entertainment that you can play just one room at a time," said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO.... Read full press release
October 27th
STAFFORDSHIRE, THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - October 27th, 2004 - Astraware and PopCap announce the most highly anticipated PDA game ever - Bejeweled 2. Bejeweled 2, the sequel to the biggest selling PDA game of all time, Bejeweled, will make its handheld debut less than a month after PopCap's PC version and will retain all the features of its bigger brother, including four standard play modes, classic, action, endless and the all-new puzzle mode.... Read full press release
October 18th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND ? October 18th, 2004 ? Astraware together with Deluxeware announce a new game entitled Hedgehog. Hedgehog is a forest-themed matching puzzle based on the traditional game ?Pairs? but introducing some creative new twists.... Read full press release
August 2nd
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - August 2nd, 2004 - Astraware, today announces the release of their first conversion of a Sandlot Games title, the highly anticipated Tradewinds for Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC and Palm Powered? Handhelds. Tradewinds lets players captain their own flotilla of ships to exotic locations and trade goods with merchants to make a tidy profit.... Read full press release
June 14th
Astraware and Digital Eel Beam Down Strange Adventures in Infinite Space THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - June 7th, 2004 - Astraware today announces the release of their first conversion of a Digital Eel title, the highly anticipated Strange Adventures in Infinite Space for Palm OS® and Pocket PC. Originally released for PC, the cult classic Strange Adventures in Infinite Space was an Independent Games Festival Finalist and has spawned multiple fan sites.... Read full press release
June 7th
Astraware Breathes New Life and Looks in to an Old Classic to Bring Out Tantric. THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - June 7th, 2004 - Astraware today announces the launch of Tantric for Palm OS® and Pocket PC.... Read full press release
May 13th
State of Play Stand, E3 Expo, Los Angeles, California May 13th, 2004 - Astraware, the premier developer of PDA games, is proud to announce three brand new game titles for all Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC owners. Astraware, currently exhibiting at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, have always endeavored to bring cutting edge technology and gameplay to the mobile sector and these new releases, once again, certainly deliver.... Read full press release
February 12th
Special Limited-Time Edition Includes Heart-Shaped Stones, a Marriage Proposal and a Chance to Win a Honeymoon Cruise THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - February 12, 2004 ? Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, along with PopCap Games and Handango, announces the release of Bejeweled ? Valentines Day Edition. Available for only a limited period exclusively from Astraware and Handango, this version of Astraware?s all-time best selling PDA game -- available for both Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds -- not only features new heart-shaped gems, but also provides an ingenious means for proposing marriage.... Read full press release
February 11th
San Jose, California - February 11, 2004 - Today at the PalmSource Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, along with Skwork Studio and Tapwave, Inc., announce the release of an all new Zodiac-enhanced version of Shattered Worlds: Space Combat.... Read full press release
February 10th
Zap!Evolution™ development announced plus an update for original Zap!2000/2016 for newer device owners San Jose, California - February 10, 2004 - Today at the PalmSource Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, revealed a top-secret long-term development project, Zap!Evolution?. Developed as the long awaited sequel to the highly successful Zap!2000/2016, Astraware have announced that the final version will be available this summer.... Read full press release
February 9th
Astraware's Aurora Audio Engine(tm) Available Now to Third Party Developers for Licensing. PalmSource Conference, San Jose, California - February 8th, 2004.... Read full press release
January 20th
Astraware Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Bang PopCap and Nuclide.com?s Rocket Mania sees it?s debut for Palm Powered Handhelds and Pocket PC Devices.... Read full press release
2003
December 9th
The Midlands, England: Ottawa, Ontario (December 8th, 2003) Astraware Limited and Skwork Studio announces the release of the eagerly anticipated Shattered Worlds: Space Combat for Palm OS® 5 and Pocket PC devices. Space Combat is the first of the Shattered Worlds trilogy from Skwork Studio centered on the war between the Inner Planet Alliance and the Outer Colonies.... Read full press release
November 25th
(The Midlands, England, 24th November 2003) Astraware Limited announces the release of its newest word game for PDA, Word Mojo, developed and published by Astraware Word Mojo is a conversion of the highly popular PC and web game by US based FreshGames, LLC. Word Mojo is a simple, crossword-style word game that is both challenging and fun with a unique play style that engages the player with unlimited word variations played against the clock or with no time limit.... Read full press release
November 24th
The Midlands, England and Dallas, Texas USA (November 24, 2003) - - Astraware Limited, the top developer of games for PDAs, and MumboJumbo, LLC, a leading developer of downloadable entertainment, will work together to port many of MumboJumbo?s popular online games to be playable on Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices. The first MumboJumbo games available by Astraware should be on the market in January 2004 when many people will begin outfitting the PDAs they received as holiday gifts with hot new games that leverage the vibrant color/high-resolution screens and fast processor speeds of the latest PDA models.... Read full press release
October 27th
The Midlands, England (October 27th, 2003) - - Astraware Limited announces the release of Candy Train for Palm OS® and Pocket PC devices. Candy Train is a superb conversion of the original web based game developed by PopCap, which puts players in control of their own candy train, as they flick the squares to join up pieces of the train track to help navigate the little train.... Read full press release
August 22nd
Astraware Launches TipTop for Palm Powered Handhelds and Pocket PC devices. THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (August 22, 2003) - - Today Astraware announces the release of TipTop, their newest game title for Palm and Pocket PC handhelds.... Read full press release
August 8th
Bejeweled Named Best Game Application 2003 at Handango Developer Summit THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND - August 8, 2003 - Astraware announces that its most successful PopCap licenced game, Bejeweled, has been named as Best Game Application 2003 in the Handango Champion Awards. In celebration of this honor, Astraware is releasing the Bejeweled "Game of the Year Edition", which premieres the company?s new Aurora sound technology.... Read full press release
July 21st
Astraware delivers Pazzazz Games? critically-acclaimed 3D auto racing game to Pocket PC devices The Midlands, England (July 18, 2003) - - Astraware Ltd and Pazzazz Games are launching a new Pocket PC version of the popular Palm OS auto racing game, GTS Racing Challenge. The game is a 3D racing game that delivers console-quality visuals and game-play to Pocket PC handhelds.... Read full press release
June 20th
The Midlands, England (June 20th, 2003) - - Astraware Limited announces the release of the critically acclaimed Insaniquarium for Palm Hi-Res+ and Pocket PC devices. Insaniquarium was heralded as ?undoubtedly one of the best games of the year? and ?insanely impressive? on it?s original release for Palm OS® and the new versions take advantage of the 320x480 HiRes+ Sony CLIÉ devices and the 240x320 screen size of the Pocket PC, by using a landscape format that brings a whole new dimension to an already addictive title.... Read full press release
May 28th
The Midlands, England (May 28, 2003) - - Astraware Limited announces the release of its first game titles for the Microsoft® Smartphone platform, bringing three of its top selling games for Pocket PC and Palm Powered handhelds to the next generation of wireless handhelds. The three initial titles, Seven Seas, Mummy Maze and Atomica, have each earned official Microsoft certification, are graphically superb conversions of games originally developed by PopCap.... Read full press release
February 17th
Pazzazz Games selects Astraware as publisher of its first Palm OS title, a 3D racing game that delivers console-quality visuals and game-play The Midlands, England and Loire-Atlantique, France (February 17, 2003) - - Astraware Ltd has become the exclusive publisher of Pazzazz Games? exciting new GTS Racing Challenge game for Palm OS® handhelds. GTS Racing Challenge is a 3D racing game that delivers console-quality visuals and game-play to Palm OS® handhelds.... Read full press release
February 10th
Whitehorse Games are the first from another developer to be published by Astraware THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (February 10, 2003) - - Astraware Ltd has become the exclusive publisher of Whitehorse Games? Chess, Checkers and Backgammon games for Palm OS® handhelds. Astraware has long been recognized as one of the top producers of PDA games.... Read full press release
January 10th
LAS VEGAS (January 10, 2003) - - Astraware is proud to announce that its Rook?s Revenge game for Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds was awarded as one of the Top 40 Mobile Computing Products of 2002 by the editorial staff of Handheld Computing Magazine. Rook?s Revenge is a raucous, real-time chess game that is more about being a fast thinker and mover than a grand master.... Read full press release
2002
October 28th
New version of acclaimed game sparkles with enhanced graphics, audio and speed THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (October 28, 2002)Astraware Ltd today, in conjunction with the release of Palm, Inc.?s new Palm? Tungsten? T handheld, the first Palm handheld based on the new Palm OS? 5 and an ARM processor, announces the launch of a new version of its award-winning Bejeweled game optimized to take advantage of the higher-resolution screen, improved audio and faster processing speed of Palm OS 5 devices.... Read full press release
September 17th
Premier developer of PDA games converts popular Palm OS puzzle and strategy games for use on Pocket PCs THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (September 17, 2002). Astraware Ltd.... Read full press release
September 4th
Astraware Brings Rook's Revenge to Palm OS and Pocket PC Handhelds "This ain't your daddy's chess game: it's a no-holds-barred, kill-or-be-killed battlefield adventure" THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (September 4, 2002) - - Astraware Ltd today announces the release of ... Read full press release
May 16th
Astraware today announced their partnership with Trixiam Studios ..... Read full press release
April 15th
In its first year, Bejeweled is honored with Best Game award and top sales rankings THE MIDLANDS, England (April 15, 2002)..... Read full press release
April 10th
Popular Astraware games for Palm OS handhelds to be available at RealNetworks? RealArcade THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (April 10, 2002) - Astraware Ltd today announced that RealNetworks will distribute many of Astraware?s popular game titles for Palm OS® handhelds through RealNetworks®, Inc. RealArcade(TM) game distribution platform.... Read full press release
March 2nd
Leading developer of handheld games optimizes new titles for both color and grayscale screens THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (March 1st, 2002).Astraware Ltd today announces the release of five new game titles for Palm Powered? handheld computers.... Read full press release
February 11th
Judges warn that lost productivity and alienation from family members may result Astraware is proud to announce that its Bejeweled game for Palm OS handhelds was named as one of two winners in Handheld Computing Magazine?s Best Palm Powered Products of 2001 Awards under the category of ?Best Commercial Game.? Bejeweled is a colorful, easy to play puzzle game created and distributed by Astraware Ltd.... Read full press release
January 16th
THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (January 16th, 2002). Astraware and GameHouse today announced their partnership to bring Collapse and Text Twist, two popular online games, to Palm Powered? handheld computers.... Read full press release