Astraware Releases Free Sudoku Of The Day Application for iOS and Android

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. The game shows how their time compares to other players worldwide. Players can also share their best times with their friends via Facebook Connect. A new set of puzzles is added to the game every day. The Sudoku Of The Day free app is supported by advertising. It includes a range of in-app purchase options including a quick pack of extra 50 puzzles to play offline, the option to remove advertising altogether, and the ability to unlock all the other features found in Astraware Sudoku, like the puzzle generator, entering your own puzzles, and much more!

Sudoku Of The Day is one of the most popular and unique features in Astraware Sudoku – Astraware’s full-featured award-winning pay-to-download Sudoku game, and already has more than 30,000 players submitting times to the global leaderboards each week. The new free Sudoku of the Day app is sure to see this number grow.

Sudoku of the Day also includes a new mood theme feature, a beautiful real-time animated background that gently changes colour through the day, as well as a choice of number fonts.

Sudoku of the Day for iOS is available for iPhone and iPod touch and includes optimized graphics for Retina display devices. A separate version optimized for iPad, is also available. The game requires a minimum of iOS 4.0.

Sudoku of the Day for Android is compatible with devices running Android OS 2.0 and later, and with 320×480, 480×800, 480×854, and 600×1024 screen resolutions.

For more information on Sudoku Of The Day and to download your copy, click here.

Astraware releases Captain CupCake and the Donut Disaster for iPhone® and iPod touch®

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. He developed Captain CupCake in his spare time after he returned to university to complete the third year of his degree.

“Captain CupCake is an old-school platformer, requiring skill and planning, but with tactical choices to make in choosing different routes for higher scores, better times, or an easier level,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Wrapped up in a great comical character (who faceplants most unelegantly when you fall off a platform), this game has fantastic charm!”

The Veggie Villains have stolen the donuts from every bakery on the Isla Cocoa. They need to be retrieved and there’s only one man for the job – Captain CupCake!

Captain CupCake and the Donut Disaster is a quick, fun pick up and play platform game with dozens of short levels ideal for tea breaks or waiting in line. The game includes dozens of levels across 2 play zones, the second of which is unlocked by mastering the first. The game is free to download, but players who enjoy the game can also purchase additional zone packs in-game using the iOS In-App Purchase system.

Captain CupCake and the Donut Disaster is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch and includes hi-res graphics for Retina Display devices. It can also be used on the iPad in x2 mode. Players can download the game free on the iPhone App Store, or for more information and screenshots, click here.

Astraware Sudoku for Android gets major update with improved performance and new features.

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. Astraware Sudoku now includes a puzzle generator which can create billions of different true Sudoku puzzles; a real-time animated background that gently changes color to suit the time of day; and a choice of different number styles, so players can customize the look of their game.

Astraware Sudoku includes all the features that avid Sudoku players need – a puzzle generator which creates billions of puzzles at multiple difficulty levels; a puzzle solver which can help with puzzles input from newspapers and books; various types of assistance to help players learn and improve their game including manual or automatic pencilmarks, hold-and-highlight and smart hints; and the Sudoku of the Day daily puzzle challenge where players can download each day’s puzzle at their chosen difficulty level and once completed, compare their time with other players worldwide. Players who are proud of their best times, now also have the option to post them to Facebook.

This new update requires Android OS 1.6 or later and supports devices with 320×480, 480×800, and 480×854 screen resolutions. In addition, support for full-screen play on the Samsung Galaxy Tab (600×1024) has been included.

Astraware Sudoku is available from Android Market at the special re-launch price of $1.99 for a limited time. For more information and screenshots, click here.