DistinctDev, creators of the popular app, The Moron Test, have announced that they will be bringing their popular app to 5 other platforms this year. Expanding on their iOS and Android offerings, DistinctDev will release The Moron Test to iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Intel App-Up, and the Mac Store early 2011.
What’s great to hear about the announcement is that DistinctDev doesn’t merely want to port the app. Instead, they want to take advantage of each platform’s strengths and create a proper experience for each platform. That means adjusting user interface elements based on the device it’s on.
For the full press release of DistinctDev’s announcement, click the the read more link below.
Seattle, WA — January 25, 2011 — DistinctDev announces the cross-platform expansion for their highly-acclaimed title, The Moron Test, in the first half of 2011. iPad, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Intel App-Up, and Mac App Store users will be able to access the same challenging variety of hilarious content that has already been enjoyed by more than seven million iPhone, Android, and Nokia users. The Moron Test’s addictive challenges test players’ intellect and acuity as they navigate seemingly simple problems that require creative thinking to solve.
“We recognize that while iOS and Android are currently the most established app platforms, there are millions of users who have other devices, and we wanted to make sure that they all had a chance to play The Moron Test,” says Berkeley Malagon, President and CEO of DistinctDev. “It is important for us to truly take advantage of each platform’s strengths, while maintaining the level of fun that made the game so popular to begin with. For instance, when porting the game to Blackberry’s non-touchscreen models, we redesigned the UI and controls so that the experience still feels natural and fun.”
Since the initial release of The Moron Test on the iOS App Store in April of 2009, the app has received consistent praise, and was recently featured by Apple as one of the Top 20 best-selling apps of all time, and the #1 best-selling Entertainment App of 2010. The Android version has also been enormously popular, quickly becoming the #9 Best Selling Paid Game in the Android Market. After launching with a single test section, new content has been continually added to the app through updates, and the latest iOS version contains the characters from Bolt Creative’s Pocket God in a new section called “Ooga School”. With the advent of the game on five new platforms and several additional exciting announcements planned early this year, DistinctDev expects to have a busy and successful 2011.
“This year is going to be a very ambitious one for us. The Moron Test has had success across all platforms we’ve brought it to so far, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next. We are looking into expanding on even more platforms, including Steam,” says Malagon. “I’m eager to welcome a whole new group of fans to the party. Let’s play!”
The iOS version of The Moron Test is available for $0.99 at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-moron-test/id312343159?mt=8
The Android version of The Moron Test is available for $0.99 at: http://www.androidzoom.com/android_games/brain_puzzle/the-moron-test_gvwy.html
About DistinctDev, Inc.
DistinctDev, Inc. is an energetic mobile games company specializing in viral entertainment software development. Founded by Steven Malagon and Mike Monaco in 2004, DistinctDev was joined by Berkeley Malagon in 2008. As the industry leading developer of The Moron Test, DistinctDev creates iPhone and Android apps, as well as games for various other mobile platforms. Staying aggressively in tune with their users and the evolution of the mobile software market, they espouse highly active feature iteration and seek platform agnosticism for their products. For more information about DistinctDev, please visit www.distinctdev.com or friend and follow them on Facebook and Twitter: @distinctdev, @themorontest, facebook.com/themorontest