PlayScreen Goes All-In, Unveils PlayScreen Poker 2 for iOS

  PlayScreen Goes All-In, Unveils PlayScreen Poker 2 for iOS

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- October 03, 2012

PlayScreen, LLC is making another big bet on Texas Hold ‘em Poker with
PlayScreen Poker 2, for the iPhone and iPod touch, and PlayScreen Poker 2 HD 
for the iPad—both available today in the App Store. Sporting stunning Retina
Display graphics, original social features, and a unique “practice” mode,
PlayScreen Poker 2 offers mobile gamers a comprehensive – and realistic –
poker experience unlike any other on iOS.

PlayScreen Poker 2 is free to download and play and follows PlayScreen Poker,
which launched in 2011. Like the original game, players start with $20,000 in
FREE chips, which can be used to play live against opponents from all over the
world. Free chips are awarded daily–or can be earned by winning hands, which
unlocks achievements.

PlayScreen Poker 2 introduces new social features that make the game even more
engaging. Players can easily create ‘groups’ of friends (or players they’ve
previously met in-game) and then use this list to track and compare stats and
achievements. Another key feature: Players can now invite friends to join them
without having to leave the hand they’re in—let alone the table itself.
Players who would rather host their own games can now create private tables
with friends.

PlayScreen Poker 2 is a big move for PlayScreen, a company with the right mix
of poker experts and game industry veterans in its ranks:

“Poker is naturally social. With PlayScreen Poker 2, we wanted to make joining
and creating games lightning quick, just like in real-life,” said Sherri
Cuono, CTO, PlayScreen, who launched one of the first online poker games in
the mid-‘90s. “But we didn’t settle for a multiplayer update; PlayScreen Poker
2 HD for the new iPad offers a quantum leap in graphics thanks to AAA,
console-like Retina support, and the best interface design in the business.
We’re confident that poker fans will be pleased.”

“Not one aspect of PlayScreen Poker 2 was overlooked,” says William Volk, CCO,
PlayScreen, who has been developing games since the 1980s. “We knew we had to
go ‘all-in’ to compete against the likes of Zynga—so we listened to our player
base and made sure to include the best social features, graphics, and gameplay
money can buy. Players will notice the difference immediately.”

Features:

  *Authentic Texas Hold ‘em Poker
  *Beautiful, high-res Retina graphics
  *Enhanced social gameplay:

       *“Friday night poker buddies”: Groups!
       *A much faster load time: Join or create a game in seconds.
       *Invite friends to join you at a table—without leaving the game.
       *Support for private tables—including Facebook invites, emails, iOS
         push-messages,
       *In-game messages, and even text messages.

  *A new, innovative and interactive, main menu encourages players to explore
    all gameplay modes.
  *Tapjoy integration: Earn free chips watching video ads and/or downloading
    other apps.
  *Practice Mode is back! Play on the plane and learn the art of poker
    without consuming chips.
  *New table selection process: Search by available stakes and “slow” or
    “fast” tables.
  *New wealth items to purchase with players’ winnings—including luxury items
    that are exclusive for limited amounts of time.

With full Retina Display support on the iPad, graphics on PlayScreen Poker 2
HD reach new heights for a poker game. Better yet, the game’s cloud-based
login system allows players to seamlessly jump back and forth between the iPad
and iPhone versions.

Building up wealth and status as a professional Texas Hold ‘em Poker player is
emphasized in the game’s  unofficial Career Mode. Players can accumulate
wealth and track their progress—strengthening their poker skills while racking
up victories. The game now makes it possible to become a virtual poker star,
including the thrill of acquiring luxurious objects – “Wealth Items” – which
can be bought with chip winnings. Such items are often rotated in and out of
the game, so players must be sure to pick them up while stocks last!

PlayScreen Poker 2 can be downloaded for free from the App Store. If you’re
interested in reviewing the game, please contact Luis Levy.

Assets:

Screenshots
Web (iPad) http://imgur.com/a/Ysi8B
Download (iPad)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9186800/PlayScreen_Poker_2_HD_screenshots.zip
Web (iPhone) http://imgur.com/a/z6eIH
Download (iPhone)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9186800/PlayScreen_Poker_2_screenshots.zip

Trailer
Web (YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHe9CRYykk
Download (Dropbox)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9186800/Playscreen_Poker_2_HD_trailer.zip

About PlayScreen, LLC

From the very first iPhone game, even before the App Store was an app store,
PlayScreen, LLC has been committed to creating the best in mobile, casual, and
social games. We strive to stay ahead of the curve with a single focus: the
players. We are gamers and veteran developers who combine strong design and
gameplay with the elusive “fun factor.” To learn more about PlayScreen, please
visit http://playscreen.com

Contact:

Novy PR
Luis Levy for PlayScreen, LLC
(424) 229-2178
luis@novypr.com
 
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