London, United Kingdom – Bouncly today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Jump-it 1.1, their new game title for iPad. Jump-it is an easy to pick up but quickly becomes pretty difficult as you progress through the levels, so don’t say we didn’t warn you! It’s an addictive little time waster, that also helps you sharpen your short-term memory skills using only basic numeracy – count number of cells to move based on current cell value.
The initial set-up of the game is simple. Users start on a 3×3 grid, 9 cells in total with each cell showing a numerical value that typically is between 1 and 3. Cookie, our game mascot is on the Start cell (top-left corner) and needs to get to the bone on the End cell (bottom-right corner) with your help.
The game challenges you to help Cookie move up, down, left or right with each move based on the value of your current cell. So, if the current cell value for example is 2 then you can move 2 cells in any direction in straight lines (note diagonal moves are not allowed). It’s pretty easy for smaller grid sizes in the Easy level pack, to visually work out the correct path from start to end, but becomes increasingly difficult when you progress up levels from Easy through Medium and to Hard level packs. Players need to successfully complete each game to unlock subsequent sub-levels with larger grids. When players complete all the games in the Easy (3×3 to 5×5) pack which is free to play, they can buy more packs via in-app purchase – Medium (6×6 to 8×8) and Hard (9×9 to 12×12), each with increasingly larger boards and more games.
The game algorithm generates only one unique-path for each game, that allows Cookie to get to the finish cell. It is easy to get off to a wrong start or wander away from the correct path as you’d need to make a decision every time you land on any cell as to which direction to go next. Each game is timed so there is pressure to complete the game before the clock runs out.
Solving the game visually without any aids gives you a significant sense of accomplishment. But don’t worry if the game becomes challenging as the size of grids increases with higher levels, there are several power-ups and cheats one can purchase to help make your quests easier.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 21.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Jump-it 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. If you want to improve short-term memory and like playing simple brain and puzzle games with math based logic, why not try Jump-it.
Bouncly is a small games development company that focuses on creating brain&puzzle games for iOS, Android, Amazon, Google TV devices. A spin-off of EduKidsApps, we have a history of developing popular child friendly games. With bouncly.com we have assembled a team of young creative talent dedicated to making fun little apps that have significant educational value and also cool UI that players of all ages want. Our core philosophy is “less is more.” By this we mean; re-factor concepts to get to the essence of idea and implement that. We are always looking for collaborators and partners to combine forces synergistically to provide unique and valuable learning experiences to our end-users. We have tried to define our core demographic but had to re-define that several times as often game concepts we thought were for specific age-groups were adopted by parents and adults, which is fine by us. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Bouncly. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.