Press Releases

August 29, 2013

Text, talk and play with Hi, Talky Pat! and Here's Talky Pete, the funny talking penguin and pony apps. Featuring robust interactive text and talk features, a full complement of silly preset phrases, and hilarious animations, these new family-friendly animal apps from California-based developer Selectsoft are available now for iPhone, iPad and Android.

With Hi, Talky Pat!: The Talking Penguin and Here's Talky Pete: The Talking Pony Horse, users can enjoy an incredibly robust interactive text and talk interface paired with amusing 3D animations. Typing in text or speaking to the apps causes them to talk back in silly voices as the animals dance, make faces and more. The text and talk feature allows users to have the apps exactly repeat phrases that are as simple or complicated as they want. Or users can forgo the typing and choose from amusing preset phrases, or simply take advantage of a highly responsive mimicking function.

Hi, Talky Pat! and Here's Talky Pete also feature easy-to-use social share features. Users can create fun phrases, speed up or slow down the playback, choose emotions, trigger animations and more, then record videos and quickly share them via Facebook, YouTube and more. The stunning 3D animations and detailed backgrounds make the apps as much fun to look at as to listen to.

Hi, Talky Pat! and Here's Talky Pete are part of the Talky Toons series of apps that also includes the talking dinosaur app Talky Don, the talking chicken app Hello, Talky Chip! and My Talky Mack: The Talking Monkey. Each animal features unique dances and animations, as well as special jokes and phrases. Watch Don the Dino rock out, Chip the Chicken shake a tailfeather, Mack the Monkey go bananas, Pat the Penguin chill out and Pete the Pony giddyup. It’s hours of fun for kids and adults alike.

The entire Talky Toons series is available on iOS and Android, through the App Store in the Games category and on Google Play, on the NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble and on the Amazon Appstore.

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August 20, 2013

We're pleased to announce the release of GeoSeeker USA HD, a brand-new iOS and Android puzzle game that teaches locations, capitals, flags, landmarks, fascinating facts and more for all 50 U.S. states. Already a top 100 iPad board game, GeoSeeker USA HD combines seek-and-find gameplay with deep educational content to provide a fun way for learners of all ages to quickly improve their geographic knowledge of the United States.

The app is divided into four sections, starting with the Map Room, which features colorful maps of the U.S. that challenge the user to find the states using different identifiers, such as shape or nickname. In the Tour Guide section, users are introduced to famous landmarks across the U.S.A., each accompanied by interesting facts. The landmarks include natural destinations such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona; historic sites such as the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio; and also cultural landmarks such as the Pineapple Fountain in South Carolina. More interesting trivia and history is included in the Fun Facts section, which features additional tidbits covering U.S. history, culture and state symbols. Finally, the Geography Whiz section provides an opportunity to practice general map-reading skills such as reading legends and grids.

As a publisher and developer, Selectsoft has long been interested in providing games and apps that combine educational and entertainment value, and GeoSeeker is part of that effort to make learning both accessible and fun. According to the results of an online nationwide survey recently released by the American Geographic Society, Americans value geographic knowledge and skills for all ages and education levels, but American geography aptitude remains poor. The federal test known as the Nation’s Report Card showed in 2011 that less than one-third of elementary and high school students are proficient in geography. As classroom time for geography and history declines, and GPS use displaces basic map-reading skills, the need for geography practice and learning outside school becomes even more important. GeoSeeker provides a means to use mobile technology to teach both general map skills and specific geographic knowledge in an entertaining way.

Full press release online at PRWeb.

July 30, 2013

Independent game and app developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of Zombie Bird: Attack of the Flying Vampire Shark Monsters, a new fun flying game for iPhone and Android. Featuring easy controls, amusing visuals and addictive gameplay, Zombie Bird is a fun “tap and fly” game that features a little zombie bird named Lars on a quest to collect coins and avoid being eaten by monsters.

Players tap their phones to steer Lil’ Lars, an undead piece of poultry looking to fly as far as he can without being chomped by vampire sharks or sliced by scythes. Quick reflexes are needed to help Lars as he navigates the unfriendly skies in search of shiny coins. A familiar “tap and fly” mechanic is simple enough for even kids to grasp and makes the game deceptively easy to pick up, but addictively hard to master. Funny, hand-drawn graphics invite players into the spooky world of Lars, while keeping the chills in family-friendly territory.

While inviting comparisons to such so-called “distance” games as Tiny Wings, “side-scrollers” such as Jetpack Joyride, and flying games such as Line Birds, Zombie Bird offers a unique combination of precision controls, creative obstacles, and amusing visuals for a genreless combination of arcade action and pure flight. Unlike other distance and flight apps, Zombie Bird also features “screen wrap” effects, allowing a player to quickly dive off the bottom of the screen and instantly “wrap” to the top of the screen. It’s a fun effect that adds another level of strategy and timing to the game.

Zombie Bird is the latest addition to Selectsoft’s growing line of top-ranking casual games for iOS and Android, including top 100 iPhone game Castle Clout, top 100 iPhone puzzle game Super Swap!, top 100 iPad adventure game Time Chronicles: The Missing Mona Lisa HD, top top 100 iPhone card game Solitaire Spin, top 100 iPad word game Bible Word Search! and top 100 iPad educational game ABCs with Dally Dino. Zombie Bird is available now through the App Store in the Games category and on Google Play, and is coming soon in HD for the iPad, the NOOK Color™ by Barnes & Noble and on the Amazon Appstore.

Full press release online at PRWeb.

July 16, 2013

Children can master important preschool skills with three new apps now available for Windows 8, ABCs with Dally Dino, Numbers with Dally Dino, and Animals with Dally Dino by Selectsoft. Featuring 6 fun-filled educational mini-games plus illustrated talking flashcards, these apps make learning on Windows 8 devices entertaining for all ages.

Educational apps can help children start building academic fundamentals at an early age, leading to learning success later in life. ABCs with Dally Dino, Numbers with Dally Dino, and Animals with Dally Dino introduce pre-literacy and early math skills using a variety of fun exercises and puzzles, including I spy, sorting, memory matching, sequencing and more. With a colorful, easy-to-use interface and engaging activities, preschoolers and toddlers can practice reading, memorizing, math and critical thinking, and have fun at the same time.

The apps feature 7 learning activities, beginning with a set of talking flash cards, and continuing with a set of 6 mini-games to reinforce basic concepts. Each of the 7 activities focuses on something different: "Learn" teaches using illustrated flashcards; "Count" fosters symbol recognition; "I Spy" is a fun search game; "Match" features combinations of objects; "Sort" introduces critical thinking skills; "Pairs" is a memory game; and "Order" focuses on sequential order and patterns. Using simple concepts, these games can encourage the early development of reading, counting and listening skills for young children. For instance, "Order" develops thinking, concentration and sequencing skills as kids drag the missing items to the correct spots. On the other hand, "Count" develops basic math skills, as well as the ability to group by association and recognize symbols.

ABCs with Dally Dino, Numbers with Dally Dino, and Animals with Dally Dino are part of a series of learning apps featuring a funny dinosaur friend which also includes the upcoming Shapes with Dally Dino and Colors with Dally Dino. Selectsoft's Dally Dino apps have been created especially for young kids to explore on their own, designed with simple drag-and-drop actions, swipes and taps that are easy for even the youngest learners to pick up. A large button menu lets users choose which game to play first, while Dally Dinosaur explains and introduces each activity in a friendly way. The eye-catching art, silly animation and bright cartoon characters create an inviting, warm and child-friendly interface. As kids complete exercises and progress through the app, they can also earn colorful virtual stickers to play with and enjoy. It's a great way to stimulate the creativity and self-confidence of young children while keeping them entertained.

With the successful launch of ABCs with Dally Dino, Numbers with Dally Dino and Animals with Dally Dino for Windows 8, Selectsoft is working to quickly release their entire Dally Dino learning series for the platform, including Shapes with Dally Dino and Colors with Dally Dino. The Dally Dino apps are part of Selectsoft's growing collection of educational apps on the Windows 8 Store, which includes the Play & Learn foreign language series, ABC Animal vs. Veggie Flash Cards, Math Fun 1st Grade: Addition & Subtraction, Reading Fun 1st Grade and more. As a developer and publisher of family-oriented casual games and educational apps for all ages, Selectsoft is dedicated to making apps that seamlessly combine learning with fun. ABCs with Dally Dino and Numbers with Dally Dino are available now on the Windows 8 Store, Google Play, the NOOK Color(TM) by Barnes & Noble, the Amazon Appstore and the App Store, as well as the Mac App Store where they are Top 20 educational games. Animals with Dally Dino is available now for Windows 8, Android and iPhone, and is coming soon for iPad and Mac.

Full press release online at PRWeb.

June 27, 2013

Selectsoft, a leading developer of family-friendly games, has released Bible Word Search! 2, an entertaining way to use Bible vocabulary with a fun word search twist. Find over 6100 words hidden in hundreds of puzzles and choose between 4 fun game modes for fast-paced action, relaxing gameplay, and a levels-based challenge. Bible Word Search! 2 is the follow-up to top 100 iPad word game Bible Word Search!, and is part of Selectsoft's on-going line of Bible-based word games for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Bible Word Search! 2 offers a fun way to practice and use Bible vocabulary, with categories covering the books of the Old and New Testaments. Explore the people, places, concepts, history and stories of the Bible with hundreds of challenging puzzles. Plus, since the words change position every time, it's never the same game twice. Users can learn new words and expand Bible vocabulary by hunting for words hidden in a grid of random letters. A hint button is available to reveal tricky words, or players can solve the whole puzzle without help for the maximum point value.

Specially designed for the small screens of mobile devices, Bible Word Search! 2 features a clean, colorful touch interface for a fun “play anywhere” experience. Players can pick their preferred game mode for more varied gameplay and additional challenge. Timed Mode provides a fast-paced experience, as players try to solve the puzzle while the clock ticks down. Levels Mode offers a progressive challenge—as the point totals rise, the timer runs and the next level of new puzzles awaits. Frenzy Mode focuses on a single puzzle, re-scrambling the board over and over. Relaxed Mode lets players to enjoy the puzzles at their own pace without the pressures of a timer, for a more soothing playing experience.

As a family-oriented developer with a background in both casual games and learning programs, Selectsoft is committed to creating apps that combine education and excitement. Selectsoft's line of Bible-based word games includes the top 100 iPad word game Bible Word Search!, Bible Word Search Mini, Bible Hangman Quest, Bible Hangman Quest Mini Edition, Bible Word Scramble and Bible Word Scramble Mini, all available now. Each offers a brain-teasing way to practice Bible knowledge in an entertaining, portable package.

Full press release online at PRWeb.

June 18, 2013

Selectsoft, a leading developer of family-friendly games, announces the European release of 101 DinoPets 3D for Nintendo 3DS™. What's even more fun than a puppy for a pet? A dinosaur friend to care for, teach, play with and love, all in amazing 3D. Play a game of fetch in the park, enter talent shows to earn prizes, and romp in the yard with a devoted dinosaur. 101 DinoPets 3D features fun minigames, including trips to the vet for checkups, bath time games, puzzles and more. Plus, every dino has silly accessories for dressing up, including hats, glasses and shirts. 101 DinoPets 3D offers a fun family-friendly virtual pet experience for Nintendo 3DS and was developed in partnership with Teyon. 101 DinoPets 3D will be available through the Nintendo eShop in Europe on Nintendo 3DS on June 20, 2013.

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