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CTIA: Magmic Games brings the New York Times Crosswords to Blackberry
Magmic Games, today announced The NewYork Times Crosswords, the first fully-featured crosswords mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). The game will launch on Oct. 2, available exclusively to AT&T BlackBerry smartphone subscribers via AT&T's MEdia Mall mobile and web-based storefronts through Jan. 1, 2009.
BlackBerry smartphone users who are not AT&T subscribers may register their e-mail address with Bplay.com for notification when the product is available worldwide via Bplay's online shopping portal. The email registration page may be found at www.bplay.com/nytemail.
After that time, the product will be available across most U.S. and Canadian carriers, as well as offered through Bplay.com, Magmic's direct-to-consumer shopping portal for BlackBerry smartphone entertainment products.
Officially licensed by The New York Times, the application brings the world standard of crossword puzzles into the hands of BlackBerry smartphone users. It is designed to closely mirror the print publication experience, with a simple, elegant user interface and three different puzzle views available. An interactive tutorial acquaints new customers with the features of the game, while a dynamic news feed imports daily news headlines from NYTimes.com. The game is available for purchase in two packages. The first, a one-time purchase version that retails for $7.99, includes 30 classic puzzles. A second, a subscription version ($2.99 per month), is also available that includes access to the same daily puzzles published in the print publication, along with archive of over 4,000 puzzles.
"Magmic Games and Bplay are thrilled to bring one of the most popular and respected media brands to the world of smartphone gaming," said Nicholas
Reichenbach, executive vice president of publishing for Magmic Games. "We've
succeeded in replicating the already famous crosswords gameplay into a highly
engaging mobile experience."
It was fun beta testing that app.
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