David L. Hoyt authors the daily Jumble (600+ newspapers), USA Today Word Roundup, and numerous other puzzles in print and online. He is the most syndicated puzzle creator in America and over 8 million people play his games every day. Just 2 Fun is David’s latest creation and his first app for younger players (ages 9). The app will be available for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 4 and 5 and iPod touch devices on December 11, 2013.
The Just 2 Fun app was developed by David’s long-time partner in game design, Adveractive Inc. of Chapel Hill, N.C. Last summer, David Hoyt and Adveractive published a hit game app, Just 2 Words, for players of all ages. Word game lovers have been gushing over Just 2 Words, giving it nearly unanimous top ratings and playing the game over 3 million times in its short life (launched July 17). Just 2 Fun is a kids’ version of this enormously successful puzzle app.
Just 2 Fun is utterly simple to play and a delightful challenge for young minds ages 9 and up. David has created puzzles (over 300!) centered on the vocabulary and interests of kids. Each uses pictures as visual clues; and every answer is just 2 words. All answer letters are provided and either answer word may be guessed first. The game encourages creative thinking and expands the vocabulary and general knowledge of players. Kids learn alternative spellings for homonyms and get unlimited “David Hints” or other helpers so they don’t get stuck. The “aha” moments when kids figure out the puzzles are truly special! Kids get into it and want to play puzzle after puzzle after puzzle.
David Hoyt doesn’t want to pigeonhole the app as “educational” because he believes that it is too much fun to be stuck in that category. But David does say “This app is a real creative thinking experience for kids; and they love it! Sure, they learn some vocabulary, and some facts, and they definitely use their spelling skills. But most of all, they have to get from my visual clues (often tricky) to my two-word answers and that takes creative thinking!”
* Over 300 Entirely Original Puzzles
* Wonderful David Hoyt Hints for every puzzle so you never get stuck
* Skip Puzzles and come back to them later
* Two alternative sound sets to make you smile (and annoy grownups)
* Completely Free from ads, in-app purchases and social media links
David L. Hoyt is the inventor of numerous well-known puzzles, games and brain teasers including USA Today Word Roundup, USA Today Up and Down Words, Jumble Crosswords, TV Jumble and more. He is the current co-author of Jumble, the most syndicated daily word game in the world. David lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Claire and their two cats.
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* Download size 53 MB
Price and Availability:
Just 2 Fun is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and will become available worldwide through the App Store on the 11th of December, 2013. It will appear in the Kids Game Category recommended for kids ages 9 to 11.