LONDON, ENGLAND, October 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Jigfun, the world's first online multiplayer jigsaw game, has launched on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting with pledges of GBP1, Jigfun is looking for backers to help finalise the website for launch in early 2014. Jigfun offers the most feature rich jigsaw game on the internet, and will enable gamers to play puzzles online with friends and family all over the world.
In return for support, early Jigfun backers can get single and family play access for up to three years, great personalized jigsaws and even contribute a lucky lock design that will be used within the game permanently. Best of all, you will be helping launch a game that will be fun and engaging for potentially millions of people around the world.
Jigfun allows users to play jigsaw puzzles online using images from existing jigsaw image galleries, artist galleries or images uploaded by the gamer themself. A family, holiday or party photo can instantly be transformed into a puzzle that you or your friends and family can play online together anywhere, anytime.
Video games and social media are a relatively new phenomenon but they now dominate the global leisure industry. On the other hand jigsaws have been one of the world's favourite family pastimes for almost two centuries. Jigfun aims to bring these elements together in an online jigsaw game that appeals to all age groups.
Jigfun has all the play in the game taking place on screen, so that the simple fun appeal of traditional jigsaws is retained, while also being enhanced by a tremendous range of additional features and options. Many of these features are not found on other games in this market sector, making Jigfun the most feature rich jigsaw game platform available.
Jigfun also offers online multiplayer jigsaw games; online chat with or without parental control; the ability to send a puzzle e-card and get notifications about puzzle pals and artists that you are interested in. Puzzlers can discover new images and ideas from around the world and compete for points on the leader board; in addition puzzlers can earn shop discounts and you can organise your puzzles into handy jiglists.
Due to Jigfun being a family orientated game, a strong set of parental controls have been put in place. Chat control is managed by restricting chat access to pre-defined chat lines. This addresses the concerns parents have about internet chat rooms, and puts the control of Jigfun in safe hands. Parents can easily limit the access their child has to their own profile thereby ensuring a safe and wholesome puzzling experience.
"Jigfun is the result of years of work and is now very much a labour of love," explains John Dickinson, founder of Jigfun. "Jigsaw fans and enthusiasts are people that love to look at beautiful things. We realised that the worldwide jigsaw community needs a jigsaw game platform that can fully meet their modern social media and game expectations. Jigsaw games can not only be used for a safe, fun learning experience but also to build a community of likeminded puzzlers all around the world."
John believes that Jigfun can unlock the true potential of jigsaw puzzles. Ina world dominated by shoot-'em-up games, jigsaw puzzles continue to remain a breath of fresh air that can be played by all the family.
The Jigfun game:
- True online multiplayer jigsaw fun
- Recommended for all ages
- Choose your puzzle, upload your images, share your pictures and customize your game
- Beautiful artist galleries and a wonderfully feature rich jigsaw game
- Can be played on any computer with internet access
- Can be player on any browser with flash support
- Single player accounts and Family accounts
- Real puzzles with your images can be ordered through the game
Jigfun is set to launch by early 2014. You can pre-order your Jigfun pass now on the Kickstarter page here
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