LONDON, November 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
One hundred years after the invention of the cryptic crossword, a 21st Century alternative - an app for lovers of cryptic word puzzles and eccentric British humour. Free, available on all iPads and iPhones.
App available from 11 November. Juan Whirred offers a 'one word' cryptic challenge, using videos to describe the word in a combination of images, sounds and text. Forty years in development by the game's creator, briefly on Granada TV with a different name and format in the 90s, and now finding its place on iPhones and iPads. Fans of cryptic crosswords, Radio 4 panel shows, and surreal humour will all find something to keep them entertained, challenged and intrigued.
Juan Whirred comes with a selection of 21 puzzles and 30 Playpoints to start with. A new 'Today's Play' puzzle is added every day. Players can buy clues with Playpoints if they get stuck, with the last clue being a choice of three possible solutions, or can ask for help on Facebook or via Twitter from their friends.
Every 'Whirred' solved earns the chance to enter to win a random prize, from t-shirts to pens, with new prizes added weekly on the web site. Playpoints cost from 1p each.
"When we started designing Juan Whirred we thought it would simply be a great puzzle app, and didn't realise it would turn into such an absorbing, eccentric, surreal game which has given us such fun creating. Plus the client is the only publicity phobic, world travelling recluse we have worked with -we never know where he is, or what follows -which is making the process a unique one!" James Bridgman, Creative Director, design agency Silverleaf.
Juan Whirred is available now for free from the Apple App Store, with 21 puzzles plus one new one every day. Juan Whirred was designed by Silverleaf, built by RevelMob, digital marketing by Energy House Digital.
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