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

Tuesday February 25 th, 2014 – LONDON, UK – cZeus is a new free-to-play puzzle app which will both entertain players and sharpen up their mental arithmetic.

Simple to understand, but challenging to master, cZeus requires no specialised knowledge to play, but will hone all areas of basic arithmetic - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – and puzzle-solving in an absorbing way. It’s an ideal brain-trainer for people who believe their maths skills are rusty, or need to be refreshed.

Created by finance professional and mathematician Dr Shohreh Blank for the Mathematical Games Company, cZeus is available on iOS and Android devices and is suitable for anyone from around 12 years old upwards.

Dr Blank believes that playing cZeus can help to improve players’ arithmetic, logic and memory function, when played regularly: “cZeus is a unique game using arithmetic patterns in a way that’s engaging and easy for people to pick up,” she says. “With current media reports of poor numeracy in school-leavers and many adults claiming to be poor at maths, this is a simple, free-to-play app which can really help to boost numeracy skills.”

In cZeus, the player is tasked with filling numbers on the on-screen grid, using the arithmetical clues on screen. As the player progresses through the levels, there are fewer clues given, but still enough to enable the grid to be solved. Each grid is unique with a single solution which can be worked out through a combination of arithmetic, logic and cZeus rules. Examples of cZeus puzzles and a game tutorial can be found on the game’s website at

cZeus will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store from the end of March. Dr Shohreh Blank is available for interview on cZeus and its potential to improve players’ numeracy. For more information and updates, visit the website at, follow @cZeusPuzzles on Twitter, and also on Facebook.

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About The Mathematical Games Company

The Mathematical Games Company Limited (TMGCL) was established  in the UK in June 2012 to bring a series of entertaining apps and mathematical games to the market. Numeracy skills present a major challenge to teenagers and adults. Maintaining or acquiring numeracy, like any other skill, requires practice in day to day life. We aim to bring a variety of games to the market that will provide individuals with an engaging way to maintain and improve their numeracy skills.

The technologies behind cZeus are subject to patent pending for designs, software, methodology and scoring functions, in addition to its existing registered designs.