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  Big makeover for iOS version of classic game
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01/10/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Pussy Flip from Kwalee is based on the rules of the original popular board game, reversi (invented in England in 1883), games using these rules have been played by tens of millions of players and have national and world championships. Launched in September 2012 Pussy Flip has made the App Store top 10 board game chart in 32 different countries and has built a strong community of regular players. Now it is receiving a huge makeover and a brand new name. When the revised version becomes available at the end of January it will be called Flip the Cats. It will be free to play.

With it's new update Pussy Flip will be renamed as Flip the Cats, which will work better in global markets and better describes what the game is about. Some of the changes and improvements to the game came from conversations with the world's best reversi rules players. Several of these elite players are now regulars of the Kwalee game. Here is just some of what is new:

•   47 different achievement badges which can be synched with Game Center and shared on Facebook. These add a lot to the whole gaming experience as players can display their successes. These include Kwalee Killer: Beat a member of Kwalee staff, Top Cat: Become #1 World Ranked on the leader boards and Cat Corner King: Occupy all 4 corners of the board in a single game.

•   Cats Eyes mode. This shows an opponent's potential next moves when a player tests out their possible moves, making it easier to think ahead and to develop strategies.

•   Pro Board. For expert players this is more like playing the original reversi board game with player assistance removed.

•   Full localisation of the game to 14 of the world's languages. To further enhance the international success of this game.

•   Greatly enhanced social features with better leaderboards featuring a points system and detailed opponent information, including their badges and achievements. Now it is possible to see all of a potential opponent's stats and badges before issuing challenges.

There are many more enhancements that will be seen when Flip the Cats is played. 

David Darling, Kwalee CEO and Codemasters co-founder, is delighted: "I love this game and play it every day. I'm currently ranked #3 in the world if you want to challenge me".

This is proven to be one of the world's great strategy game mechanics, basic play can be learned literally in a minute using the Kwalee video, yet the strategy is infinite and as complex as you want. Hence the enduring success of the original board game version of reversi. Flip the Cats continues to pit human being against other human beings with the game's extensive social features finding suitable opponents to play against. With the ability to have games against multiple opponents simultaneously from all around the globe, each playing in their own language, Flip the Cats does far more than the original physical board game could possibly achieve.

With this new version Kwalee are confident that Flip the Cats is a rewarding iteration of reversi on iOS.

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Note to editor: if you would like a promo code to play Flip The Cats prior to release then please contact ian.kane@kwalee.com

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Kwalee is a company based in Leamington Spa that develop and publish social multiplayer games for iPhone and other mobile devices.

Founded by David Darling CBE, co-founder of Codemasters, with decades of experience at the top level of the video game industry and contributions to many #1 games on numerous platforms in his CV. Kwalee is different. We seek to excite and entertain our customers with innovative new products that provide special experiences.

Our ethos is based around a set of core values that put the customer first and which harness the creative skills of our staff to the maximum in order to do so. Kwalee is always very actively looking for those special people who want to join us in our exciting journey.

For more information on Kwalee, check out  kwalee.com  Like on  facebook.com/kwaleeteam  and follow  @kwalee  on Twitter