Target Number 1.1 – A New Math Puzzler for All Ages

[] Wallingford, Connecticut – Mobile development company, swenGames today introduces TargetNumber 1.1 for iOS, their newest math puzzler game. TargetNumber is a simple educational game where you are given five numbers and a sixth target number, and you use the five numbers and any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to compute the target number.

You don’t need to love math to like math puzzle games; think of the worldwide popularity of Sudoku. Another popular math puzzle game you may remember playing in elementary or middle school with a deck of playing card and the target number 24 is often called the “24 Game”. TargetNumber is a very similar educational game, except that you are given five numbers and a sixth target number, and you use the five numbers and any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to compute the target number.

This greater variability allows the difficulty to be tuned for all ages, as explained by swenGames founder John Swensen, “My son in second grade has been my benchmark for setting the difficulty of the easiest level of puzzles. He knows addition and subtraction pretty well and is just learning multiplication and division. I was really striving for this to be a truly educational game and making the game accessible to younger kids was very important to me. I really think we achieved the goal, as my son can completely finish most of the easy puzzles and I have a hard time finishing the hard puzzles.”

The Easy puzzles often have over 150 possible solutions, of which you have to find three (3). The Hard puzzles have between 10 and 15 possible solutions, of which you have to find ten (10).

Feature Highlights:
* Simple drag-and-compute interface with a quick rollback feature
* Three levels of difficulty (Easy, Medium, and Hard)
* Three free solutions per day, with an in-app upgrade for unlimited
* With the in-app upgrade, see your past solutions
* Monthly contests for prizes

TargetNumber has a simple interface where you can just drag numbers and mathematical operators to quickly do the computations. It is easy to rollback computations if you get stuck halfway through and can shake the device to shuffle the numbers to get a new perspective. TargetNumber has a single in-app purchase to allow unlimited solutions per day. Without the in-app purchase, the player is limited to finding three solution per day, with a new solution allowed every 8 hours.

Even though targeted as an educational game, swenGames will be conducting monthly high score contests for iTunes gift cards and swenGames merchandise prizes. TargetNumber uses Apple GameCenter to keep the player progressing with Prodigy Points and achievements, progressing all the way from rankings of “Emerging from the Primordial Soup” to “Super-Genius”.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 10.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TargetNumber 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Educational Games category. Target number is a freemium app with three solutions per day allow for free and unlimited solutions provided as in-app purchases. Please visit swenGames online for more information, including videos and screenshots of the app.swenGames
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The TargetNumber app was developed by swenGames, a mobile development company founded in 2011. swenGames was the part-time hobby of robotics PhD graduate student John Swensen and has continued to be his favorite form of stress relief since graduating. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2011-2013 swenGames. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###John Swensen
Owner and developer
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