23rd November, 2004
WORD YO! ... PC GAME RELEASED TO MARKET IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
The first direct fruit of :)Smilie's new partnership is a bright and happy word game with multiple gameplay options and all the features you'd expect from digital download. It's Official ... we're excited!
Not too many will fully realise the significance and importance WORD YO! represents for :)Smilie - simply, it is our first ever self-published, stand-alone PC game.
It is quite incredible really, that having published 25+ Java games and undertaken development work on a plethora of successful PC and console titles over the last 8 years, WORD YO! is actually our first self-published title. We hope it is the first of many - and we can back this up knowing that the next title is nearing completion and also should be published pre-Christmas.
WORD YO! is also the best tangible evidence of the work going into the new partnership aided and abetted by Game Republic and Yorkshire Forward. We sincerely thank all the various participants from these organisations who have helped us get this far.
WORD YO! is currently available exclusively from the SmilieGames.com game site - however within the next couple of weeks it should be appearing in many game sites and online shops through affiliate networks like Softwrap, BMTMicro, RegNow and Trymedia, and potentially with a PC boxed retail release in the New Year. We'll keep you posted.