Pleasantville, New York – Pleasantville, New York – Artgig Apps is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Alien Buddies 1.2.2, an update to their popular kids educational app, adding iPhone 5 optimized graphics to take advantage of the wider screen. Alien Buddies offers Matching, Puzzle, Dot to Dot and Stickers activities to build basic letter and number skills for Preschoolers and Kindergartners. To celebrate the update, Alien Buddies will be free (normally $1.99) for one day, Friday December 14th.

A 2012 Parents’ Choice Award winner, Alien Buddies has been featured by Apple and has received many positive reviews. The Wired GeekMom says “Alien Buddies is a fantastically entertaining, educational app that manages to seamlessly combine a learning experience into games that kids will want to play simply because they are fun.”

Alien Buddies features 4 different games and flexible options for different learners:
* Matching: color, shape, letter and number recognition (audio and visual modes)
* Puzzle: problem solving, shape recognition
* Dot To Dot: sequential counting, fine motor skills
* Stickers: creative free play, fine motor skills (over 40 stickers and 8 landscapes)

“Kids really respond to Alien Buddies because the interface is perfectly designed for ease of play. We’ve also seen an increase in Educational downloads as teachers integrate Alien Buddies into their classrooms.” says Matthew Kicinski, President of Artgig Apps. “The iPhone 5 update delivers the best Alien Buddies experience on a phone and we hope parents and educators will take advantage of the sale today and download the app for free.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 39.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Alien Buddies 1.2.2 is currently free (Reg $1.99 USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Artgig Studio is an award winning boutique interactive firm based in Westchester, NY. Artgig’s key employees first met while working together at Sunburst Technology, then a division of Houghton Mifflin Interactive, developing and producing educational tools and games for schools and children. In 2002, Matthew Kicinski launched Artgig with Steven Grosmark and Elisabeth Cherry. Since then, Artgig’s capabilities and portfolio have expanded to include mainstream websites using open source and proprietary CMS platforms, games, enterprise web tools, mobile applications, our own continuing education LMS platform, and Educational apps available in the App Store – developed under the Artgig Apps brand. Other Artgig Apps include Marble Math, Marble Math Junior and Marble Math Lite: Multiplication, the popular learn-as-you-laugh language arts app, Shake-a-Phrase, and children’s book app, Being Benny. Copyright (C) 2012 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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