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Cross-sums game to make waves online and at retail this summer

June 05, 2006 - Absolutist.com today announced that its newest logic game "Buku Kakuro" has been released as part of the "Buku Blast" 3-CD set published by Merscom. "Buku Blast" includes "Buku Sudoku", "Buku Kakuro" and "Buku MahJongg", all of which were developed by Absolutist and produced by Merscom.

Absolutist.com has also created a downloadable version of "Buku Kakuro", found online as "Kakuro Beaches" which features the Exotic Shores theme from the original CD version of the game.

"We know that there is quite a huge audience of gamers who are used to buying games through the Internet as opposed to going to Wal*Mart, so we decided to reduce the large file size of Buku Kakuro and create a downloadable variant," says Alla Khramtsova, Head of Sales & Marketing at Absolutist. "Adding convenience and accessibility proved to be the right thing to do with the Buku Sudoku offshoots known as Sudoku Pagoda and Blue Reef Sudoku."

Cross Sums, or Kakuro as it is called in Japan, is a very common type of logic game that is often referred to as a mathematical transliteration of the crossword puzzle. The downloadable game "Kakuro Beaches" will appeal to puzzle lovers, especially those who have become captivated by the Sudoku madness of the past year.

The goal of Kakuro is similar to that of Sudoku: using pure logic as well as simple addition and subtraction calculations, players fill empty cells with numbers from 1 through 9 without repeating values in any column or row. Clues, which are actually the sum of several adjacent cells, are found above each column and to the left of each row.

Unique features of "Kakuro Beaches" include:

  • Import your own numbers and create layouts using the game editor;
  • Generate millions of Kakuro games with a click of your mouse;
  • Decipher puzzles that vary in grid sizes from 6x8 to 12x12;
  • Play at your own skill level via three difficulty settings

"Kakuro Beaches" features striking coastal graphics such as beautiful tropical islands floating in infinite emerald waters. Wangle a few days' extra leave and take wonderful vacation while coaching your brain!

About Absolutist
Absolutist Ltd. is a game developer and publisher with a staff of close to 50 and headquarters in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Each programmer has at least five years of experience specializing in C++ programming, Flash, Shockwave, JavaScript and more. Absolutist provides clients with unmatched experience in on-demand game and applications development, cross-platform porting, localization as well as expertise in reducing costs, improving service and maximizing revenue.

About Merscom
Merscom LLC is a publisher of PC and console games. Founded in 1999 by video game veterans with over a decade of experience working with the industry's leading developers and publishers, Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience with its "Fun Guarantee".

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Contact person: Alla Khramtsova
Email: allak at absolutist.com (ATTN: PR_OUTSOURCE1)
Phone: +38 056 770 1473, ext. 22
Mon - Fri 9AM - 6PM GMT+2
Visit game page: http://absolutist.com/kakuro/

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