KEELE, Staffordshire, UK - March 27th, 2008 - Astraware [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] is excited to announce the release of two new games for Windows Mobile [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] based on popular MSN Games titles. Both Hexic [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] and Mozaki [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] have been developed by Astraware for Microsoft's Carbonated Games studio.
Hexic is a fantastic twist on the match-three genre by famed Tetris designer, Alexey Pajitnov. Hexic is deceptively simple to begin with - just rotate any trio of hexes in order to form a cluster of three or more same-color pieces - but a real brain-boggling challenge to master. Featuring Marathon, Timed, and Survival game modes, players are sure to enjoy many hours turning hexes into stars, stars into pearls, and pearls into victory!
Mozaki is a classic brain-teasing strategy puzzler, also by Alexey Pajitnov. Players grab a piece from the stack and place it on the board, connect pieces of the same color to make an unbroken line from the colored edge to the centre of the screen, and connect the required number of lines and win the level. Marathon Mode is deceptively simple, but more colours and mismatched blocks increase the difficulty. Players who prefer to play against the clock can check out Timed Mode for an extra challenge.
"It is exciting to work with Microsoft on these well known titles from MSN Games, and we're pleased to be the online distributor and to bring them to our Windows Mobile customers!" said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development, Astraware.
"It's our goal to give video gamers the flexibility to take their favorite games with them on any handheld or phone," said Alfredo Patron, Director of Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business in Europe. "We're excited to extend these two popular games to our broad customer base which relies on our 140+ phone designs."
Hexic and Mozaki are available for Windows Mobile [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] and are priced at $9.95 each. Both games are optimised for play with 5-way or stylus. For more information, to download a trial, or to buy, visit the Astraware website: http://www.astraware.com.
Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of Astraware's best known handheld titles include Astraware Sudoku, Zap! 2000/2016, and Astraware Solitaire. Astraware is a Microsoft [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] Certified Gold Partner, and a Palm [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] Select Developer. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 55 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries. Astraware is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited - the Handmark Games Studio. Visit Astraware at http://www.astraware.com.