iOS brain games publisher switches to freemium model

by David Needle

August 30 2013

Acuity Games says the latest version of its brain games for iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch are now available in both free and paid versions - the so-called "freemium" model where the paid version offers more features or fewer limitations.

The version 7.3 set of brain games are all available for free download at the iTunes App Store

Acuity compares the benefits of playing brain games to a weight reducing program that lets you measure your progress. “Acuity Games’ brain games apply the same principle as a bathroom scale to help maintain a healthy brain,” the company said in a release, noting the games let users make a “brain health assessment” as they improve scores. 

“Per-game brain health results aren’t strictly necessary, since meaningful changes to brain health typically take place over long periods of time,” said Dan Hansen, founder of Acuity Games. “This feature makes the games more engaging, and motivates players to improve their results."

The Acuity lineup of games for iOS includes: 

Concentration (Match sets of hidden letters, numbers or shapes); Edge Match (Match scrambled square puzzle tiles using colors and patterns); Flash 2: (The classic game of Simon Says using flashes and sounds); Grid Guru: (Tap tiles to repeat increasingly complex patterns); Matchematics: (Match sets of unsolved math expressions); Sudoku: (Match every row, column, and 3x3 sub-grid with the numbers 1 to 9) and Word Hunt: (Trace adjacent letters to form words of three letters or more).

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