Rejoice, iOS users. Now you can immerse yourself into the exciting world of Memozzle, a social card matching game that challenges your memory skills and lets you make new friends from all over the world – and beat each other’s scores.
The game, which has been available on the Android platform for the past six months, has been played in more than 139 countries, with over 26 million chat messages sent to opponents. This success prompted the developer to introduce the game for the iOS platform as well.
Curious about the game, I downloaded Memozzle on my iPhone and played a couple of rounds. Round one was easy enough and I blitzed through with a comfortable 12 seconds to spare.
After my short experience with the game, I must say that it is definitely an interesting, engaging and a very intriguing game. The social factor certainly adds a new element to the typical memory card matching games, and I really feel that this has the potential to go quite far.
Netplay Solutions is the developer behind this hugely entertaining puzzle game. I interviewed the company’s Founder and CEO, 44-year-old Patrick Raibaut, who is based in Madrid, Spain.
Here is what Memozzle is all about. Patrick also shared some tips on how to beat your opponent’s score in the game.
How did you come up with the idea of Memozzle?
When I created Memozzle, my idea was to design something that allowed people to exercise a specific personal skill when playing, so I choose memory as a skill to focus on. People can use this skill while playing and have fun at the same time. They can also make new friends, as well.
What is the Memozzle game all about?
Memozzle is based on the idea of card object matching. Each game consists of three one-minute rounds that gradually increases in difficulty, with the first round consisting of 18 cards, and the third, 36. The game features five different levels of difficulty. Users will be able to put their memory skills under pressure, once they have gained enough points to unlock the levels that follow.
This high speed game encourages users to exercise their skill in memory with some competitive elements. Players can compete against their Facebook and Twitter friends, or challenge other people from all over the world, earning achievements, power-ups and leaderboard rankings.
Memozzle, is a social card matching mobile game that our company has developed and just released now for the iPhone and iPad this month. We are releasing it progressively in different countries throughout the month.
Tell us more about the game.
Players can banter and communicate with their opponents with Memozzle’s chat feature, allowing users to put a face to their fellow gamers.
Special abilities are also earned throughout the game, such as “Replay”, if a user would like to re-do a round, and “Jokers” can be used to flip all the cards over, match three pairs, or add time to the clock.
Any tips that players can use, to beat their opponent’s score?
Forget the clock. Flip the cards without paying attention to the clock.
Follow a path when you flip the cards, for example from left to right in columns of two. Any path is valid, just find the right one for yourself – and follow it.
If you don’t remember where a card is, do not try to find it, otherwise you will lose time. Just keep on moving and follow your path.
Try to concentrate for one minute without paying attention to anything else.
If you follow these four tips, you will see how easily your visual memory will be improved.
What is your future vision for this game?
My vision is to develop a portfolio of casual games with a contest component, and have a significant potential for viral growth, for multiple platforms – including iOS and Android.
How is Memozzle performing so far?
After only six months of Memozzle’s presence in the Google Play Store, Android users in over 139 countries have played more than 12 million rounds, and sent over 26 million chat messages to opponents. This burst of interest in the game inspired us to develop the game for iOS as well.
What are the features that make Memozzle different from its competitors in the App Store?
These include the following:
- The introduction of competitive and social challenges in card object matching games, where players can compete against their Facebook and Twitter friends, or even challenge other people from all over the world.
- These games have a time restriction. It is a fast paced card matching game to be played in less than one minute and has three rounds to match pairs of objects and animals to get the best possible score.
- There are five different levels of difficulty, where people will be able to put their memory under pressure, once they get enough points to unlock levels.
Memozzle is available now, for free, in the iTunes and Google Play stores.