Tampere, Finland – TatLabs today is pleased to introduce Connect & Pop 1.0, its version of the traditional Connect Four game with exciting new features. As in the original game, the goal of Connect & Pop is for players to connect four or more of their colored pieces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Connect & Pop goes beyond the classic Connect Four game by including a pop mode, a larger 10×7 playing board, five levels of high quality artificial intelligence ideal for all types of players, and the opportunity to play against friends via Game Center, WiFi/Bluetooth, and pass’n’play options.

Players begin Connect & Pop by choosing between classic game mode and pop game mode. Pop game mode is unique to Connect & Pop in that it allows players to remove a single piece from the last row of the gaming board, giving players even more ways to sabotage their opponent. A larger, 10×7 gaming board provides more fun and stronger competition than the traditional 6×7 board. Connect & Pop also allows players to choose between five increasingly challenging levels, including beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert, and master levels.

Connect & Pop features advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. Each level gameplay reacts instantly to players’ moves and provides the ideal amount of challenge and fun since players can set each level according to skill. The increasing difficulty of each level makes Connect & Pop enjoyable for families with young children as well as difficult for even the most advanced gamers. High quality graphics and beautiful music specifically composed to enhance play continuously change, making Connect & Pop entertaining as well as challenging.

Feature Highlights:
* New pop mode, in which players can remove a piece from the last row of the board, as well as traditional classic mode
* Larger 10×7 board provides more challenges and fun than the original 6×7 board
* Five different levels, including beginner and master, featuring state of the art artificial intelligence
* Challenge friends via WiFi/Bluetooth, pass’n’play option, and Game Center
* Complete more than 30 challenging achievements to collect unique achievement icons
* Beautiful music and high quality graphics make Connect & Pop a great gaming experience

Connect & Pop also includes a variety of features which allow players to play against friends. Players can compete via WiFi/Bluetooth, which allows players to take turns between two devices, or a pass’n’play option, which allows players to take turns playing on a single device. Via Game Center, players can challenge their friends from all around the world. Players can even keep track of their rank using the leaderboard feature in Game Center and by completing more than 30 different achievements, each featuring a unique and entertaining achievement icon.

“Our mission was to create a version of the traditional Connect Four game that brings back the joy of playing it, as we did when we were kids,” stated TatLabs founder Tatiana Anagnostaki. “Actually, we went several steps further by adding the pop mode, expanding the gaming board, and creating high quality artificial intelligence, to make this app ideal for families with young kids and expert gamers alike.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 30.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Connect & Pop 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.

Connect & Pop 1.0
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Based in Tampere, Finland, TatLabs is an indie development company founded in 2009. Committed to providing the highest quality products, TatLabs is a dedicated team of people whose passion and goal is making fun, easy-to-play and educational games for the whole family. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 TatLabs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod 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.

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