New York, New York – UnitedToy today is pleased to introduce PirateWords for Friends for iOS, their new turn-based, scrabble-type word game that incorporates a pirate theme. Players choose a pirate avatar for online gameplay, the gameboard and letter tiles are made from seaworn wood, and all game directions are given in Piratese. Featuring English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Pirate gameplay dictionaries, games can include 2, 3, or 4 online players competing in a single match and unlimited simultaneous matches. The correct spelling of all words played is automatically verified by the game’s server.
For aficionados of scrabble-type games played remotely against opponents over days and weeks, PirateWords for Friends offers several advantages. First, it accommodates up to 4 players in a game, a notable technological feat. Second, the game’s pirate theme puts a hypermodern spin on the competition, and allows kids and adults alike to express their inner pirate. And third, the app supports 7 different languages, allowing immediate participation of scrabblers, internationally.
PirateWords for Friends requires that players register using an email or Facebook address, allowing the game’s online server to coordinate multiplayer, online play. Gamers are assured of complete privacy, as their data is only used to conduct games in progress, and contact players who have been challenged. Players can invite friends to play via the app’s built-in Internet connectivity, check for players looking for a game, or ask the server to arrange a match.
* Scrabble-type word game for 2, 3, or 4 online players competing in a single match and unlimited simultaneous matches
* Piratey gameplay with pirate-themed sounds, gameboard, letter tiles, and avatars
* Multiple language support: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Pirate
* Automatic scoring and game statistics
* Automatic verification of the spelling of each word played
All the automatic features players have come to expect are present: scorekeeping, word value, blank tiles as red letters, and more. Double and triple word scores and letter scores are all automatically calculated, and players can compare the possible scores of various words before playing one. Full game statistics are included to allow players to compare their performance, and global High Scores permit comparison with players worldwide.
“Avast, matey! I be tellin’ ye of a great, grand new game, PirateWords for Friends,” scowled Ralph Hesse of UnitedToy. “Yer friends can invite ye te games usin’ yer email address. Don’t worry, we not be sharin’ yer email with nobody; we keep’em closer than our eyepatches! Arr!”
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 43.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PirateWords 1.0.3 is free (ad-supported) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A Premium version of the game is $2.99 (USD). Review copies are available on request.
Based in Stuttgart, Germany, UnitedToy is a brand of vukee Games and was founded by Ralph Hesse in 2011. Previous successes of the founder, Ralph Hesse, include the concept and realization of photo2fun, an iPhone App with 5 million installations to date. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 UnitedToy. 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.