More than one of us up here is addicted to the iPhone crossword game called Words With Friends (so superior to Scrabble). So I was stunned to learn this morning that the game is a hometown product. Thank you, Newtoy, for stealing hours of my life and causing marital discord at my house. Anyway, the evil people in McKinney who invented Words With Friends are gearing up for the iPad version by having a release party at the Apple store in Stonebriar Mall. Full release after the jump.
Words With Friends HD Is Available on the App Store
McKinney, Texas — Newtoy is pleased to announce that Words With Friends HD, a brand new iPad version of their wildly popular turn-based crosswords game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is available now for download on the App Store.
“Words With Friends has become a cultural phenomenon – everyone is playing it,” said Newtoy’s Creative Director Paul Bettner. “We are extremely excited to bring our hit title to this incredible new device. And best of all, you’ll be able to download Words With Friends HD onto your iPad the moment you take it out of the box!”
Words With Friends HD dazzles on the iPad’s 10-inch screen, with a polished interface that has been custom designed for the much larger display. In addition to a new high-resolution game board, all the action now takes place on one screen for a streamlined experience.
Downloaded more than four million times, Words With Friends features turn-based gaming where friends engage in “crossword combat” and play at their own pace. Players can have up to 20 simultaneous games with friends or random opponents. In-game chat allows for friendly chatter or serious trash-talking. Push notifications let opponents know when it’s their turn to make a move. Words With Friends HD is currently available at the App Store for $4.99.
To celebrate the release of Words With Friends HD and the Apple iPad, Newtoy is hosting a release party at the Apple Store located in the Stonebriar Mall, Frisco, Texas on Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to noon CT. Newtoy developers will on hand to party with fans and share Words With Friends t-shirts and promo codes for a free copy of Words With Friends HD! Newtoy will also be live-streaming the event beginning at 10 a.m. CT on the Words With Friends Facebook page.
Newtoy, a development studio based in McKinney, Texas, is rocking a new kind of game development: a creative collaboration of world class game makers from around the globe – artists and illustrators, designers, musicians, coders – joining forces to craft the highest quality entertainment experiences on the most cutting edge game platforms. Founded in 2008, Newtoy is the realization of two brothers, Paul and David Bettner, creators of the internationally best-selling Age of Empires series. Newtoy’s games include the award winning Chess With Friends and the smash hit Words With Friends. Newtoy’s latest game, We Rule, is out now on the App Store, published by ngmoco:)