Square Enix Releases KooZac for iOS Touch Screen Devices
Award-winning free-t0-play online puzzle game, KooZac, published by Square Enix is now available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch starting today. With this re-imagined release, KooZac has been fully optimized for touch-screen devices and now includes three all new modes of play. It’s avaliable to download off the App Store for the low price of $0.99.
“Caught somewhere between Tetris and Sudoku” (BBC), the concept of KooZac is simple: position the falling number blocks on top of each other to create a target number. Complete a set amount of target numbers to destroy the silver blocks and finish each level. KooZac has been fully re-imagined for iOS touch-screen devices, offering users three simple ways to play, an easily accessible interface, and boosts to enhance the gaming experience.
Devised by Ben Cusack, the game has racked up over 15 million plays online and picked up a Channel 4 “Best International Interactive Viral” award. With the original concept created following years of research into what makes an evergreen puzzle game, in 2011 Square Enix moved to acquire the KooZac license, and also hired Ben Cusack in the process to ramp-up its mobile offering.
Ben Cusack, creator of the game, comments, “When creating KooZac, the main objective has always been to make an immersive and rewarding puzzle game that anyone of any gaming experience can learn, enjoy and share with others.”
Antony Douglas, General Manager Mobile at Square Enix Ltd., comments, “KooZac has all the makings of a classic puzzle game and heralds a new style of casual game for Square Enix Ltd and our expanding mobile portfolio. Since its original online launch the game has enjoyed huge recognition from the media, the industry and its fans. The addition of Ben on board as Brand and Marketing Director Mobile, also gives us unparalleled expertise and insight.”
KooZac offers three ways to play:
• Puzzle – Play through 60 levels, destroying the silver puzzle blocks and clearing the board by completing the targets.
• Endless - No level, no stage – compete against the world in Endless mode and use multi gems to rack up huge scores.
• Blitz - Complete targets and use boosts in order to get the highest score possible in one minute. By connecting with Facebook, players can compete with others for high scores on live leaderboards and weekly competitions
Users can enhance their game experience with additional in-game boosts including Hint, Side-by-Side, Match Them All, Multiplier and Slow Down.
KooZac is available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/koozac/id502803445?mt=8