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Penguin Air Hockey Game Honored in Intel Codefest

Game demonstrates use of physics, haptics, and Intel Processors on Android tablets

CAMAS, Wash., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CritterMap Software LLC today announced that it has received an award at the November Intel Codefest for its Android app, Air Hockey Penguins. The app is a game that demonstrates the use of native code on Intel tablets and other devices using the Android operating system.  

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Air Hockey Penguins is a simple but fast paced arcade game where one penguin faces another in an icy environment. It makes use of physics and visual particle effects. Through the use of Immersion Haptics, it uses the vibration motor to create custom touch effects.

"Penguins seem a natural fit for a game played on ice," said CritterMap Software CEO Nathan Mellor. "Plus my kids find them cute." Nathan tells of a Thanksgiving event at his home where relatives were playing air hockey on various devices, from smartphones to tablets to a digital TV over MHL. It showed him that the kind of game was fun for all ages.

The app is compatible with and uses native code on tablets with Intel Inside. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) manufacturers chipsets that power many Android Tablets, including the Asus MeMO and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Air Hockey Penguins runs on many other Android tablets as well as Android phones. The app is also expected to be available on iOS platforms shortly.

About CritterMap Software LLC

CritterMaps Software LLC is an independent app development company headquartered in Camas, Washington, CritterMap Software is best known for its top grossing GPS app for Android, BackCountry Navigator, which allows you to use an Android phone or tablet as an outdoor handheld GPS. The app allows user to load topographic maps at home and use them to navigate in areas with or without cell coverage. 

The founder, Nathan Mellor, is a featured speaker at AnDevCon conferences, and the author of the book "Android Apps For Profit: Making Money with Apps on the Android Market." This time of year, if he is able to find some real snow, he is likely to plan a trek on snowshoes.

Media Contact: Nathan Mellor, CritterMap Software LLC, 360-216-1017, [email protected]

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