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An iPad app that’s a Maze in the USA
A funky new mobile game for iPad challenges users to navigate virtual balls through a set of giant mazes that span across the United States — is proving to be a hit around the world.
The goal, visit all cities on the map in the shortest amount of time. How? — By tilting the iPad and navigating through the maze to all your selected cities. The challenge? Choosing the right order of cities you wish to visit carefully enough that it doesn’t effect your score. Simple enough, or is it?
Great for motor skills and honing your knowledge of American geography, Maze in The USA lets you select your own travel route between each capital city, tilting the ball accordingly until the final destination is reached.
Moreover, if you choose road trip mode, points are allocated based off the population of the city you’re travelling to, including how quickly you complete the maze.
Although completing your route with 10,000 bonus points that count down as you play may sound easy, you’d be surprised at how challengingly addictive the Maze in The USA can be.
Originally manufactured in 1995 as a bulky A3 board game consisting of one giant maze and 51 steel ball bearings, Maze in the USA is the creation of entrepreneur Lex Martin.
“We handmade the original version of this game on an A3 version of cardboard that was incredibly painstaking to produce,” says Martin.
Fast-forward 16 years and you have the iPad, a truly exceptional platform for games as it has an in-built accelerometer.
Without going into too much detail, an accelerometer allows Maze players to tilt their iPad and guide their balls through the maze accordingly. Even if you were to tap the iPad with your finger, the ball would react to that.
This allows for some outrageously fun gameplay that’s age friendly and educational so both kids and parents can enjoy this game.
Maze in the USA is as addictive as it is educational. So if you’re looking for that perfect Christmas present, jump onto the iTunes app store and get on board the Maze in the USA road trip. Available for US$0.99, more information on this app can be found here at http://www.mazeintheusa.com.
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We provide software design and development services for iPhone, Mobile, Mac and the Web. And the iPad, naturally.
Our customers include individual consumers, corporate, SME's and industry clients. Our teams of innovative and experienced industry professionals combine their technical skills with their innate ability to 'think outside the square' to deliver high quality, effective and user-friendly applications.
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Page Updated Last on: May 19, 2012