Milton, Florida – Charaku is the new way to play Sudoku. No numbers, just cute characters. Forget typing or tapping. Drag and drop the different funny faces into place. For the countless Sudoku fans out there, they’ll enjoy a more visually appealing way to play their favorite puzzle game. For everyone else, the unique gameplay mechanics will have them flexing their fingers and their brain as they solve each increasingly difficult challenge.
Sudoku has become an international hit and gathered millions of players. Charaku aims to increase that fan base by removing the mathematical element and replacing it with something simpler to learn but just as challenging to solve. While there have been various spinoffs of this popular puzzle game, using characters in lieu of numbers is a cute and friendly way to attract new players to the genre. Especially for children, it is a great way to introduce the problem solving skills needed for more complicated types of games.
Each puzzle is randomly generated to create a new play experience every time. Unlike other Sudoku apps that include a predefined list of puzzles, with Charaku there’s always a new one to solve. Players have five difficulty modes to choose from. Warm up with Beginner mode and achieve ultimate status by completing Master mode. Players can check their progress in the global rankings on Apple Game Center and brag to their friends via Facebook and Twitter. The free mobile app is available now for iPhone and iPad.
* Choose your favorite characters to play with – Smileys, Animals, and more
* Simple drag and drop mechanics
* 5 difficulty modes from beginner to master
* Random Sudoku generator – a new puzzle every time
* Global social ranking – compare scores with friends and top players
* Multi language support – English, Japanese, and Korean
English, Japanese, Korean
* 3/4Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 9.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Charaku 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Located in Milton, Florida, Smileypop was founded in 2010 by the three Laird brothers, Michael, Matthew, and Joshua. With a focus on fun, they set out to create games that everyone could enjoy. A few years and several awards later, they continue to follow that dream. Whether on a table or on a device, Smileypop’s lineup of games has something to make you smile. All Material and Software (C) 2010-2012 Smileypop, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.