Experience a Wild West adventure with Westward for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile®

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.

As you progress through Westward®, you’ll explore 4 different locations over more than 20 levels as your hopeful citizens set up towns and seek their fortune in the Old Wild West. With over 25 types of building you’ll customize your town and attract new citizens whilst completing a range of side tasks and chasing down the Mad Russian to bring him to justice.

Westward has been optimized for smartphones and PDAs and can be controlled using 5-way, key controls or stylus. The game is available for Palm OS® devices with hi-res screens and for Windows Mobile® touchscreen and non-touchscreen phones and PDAs running WM2003, 2003SE, 5 & 6, priced $19.95.

To download a trial or to purchase, visit the Westward page here.

Tradewinds 2 gets first release for Windows Mobile® Standard smartphones

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. The Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® Professional versions of Tradewinds 2 have also been updated to include these enhancements which further improve the playability for users who prefer to use key controls instead of the stylus and touchscreen.

Tradewinds 2 is a fun Caribbean trading adventure featuring 20 ports to explore and trade in, pirates to battle and defeat and fun missions to complete for honor and reward. Players can select from a choice of 4 characters to play as, with an additional unlockable character and a Custom Character Creator to offer many hours of additional play. Tradewinds 2 includes two modes: Story Mode where players undertake tasks to complete a set of missions; and Free Trade Mode where the aim is to trade goods and build your fortune.

Tradewinds 2 is available for download for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones and PDAs from the Astraware website. To enjoy fully-featured, unlimited play players can purchase the game for $19.95.