Based in Australia
June 18, 2015
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RELEASE DATE: JUNE 18, 2015"Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!"
- Will Shortz Crossword Editor, The New York Times
Combine word search, jigsaw and trivia to solve puzzles as you explore the world of National Geographic. This edition of Bonza highlights themes like Animals, Travel, Planet Earth, Humanity and Science.
Every day you’ll be able to solve a free daily puzzle. Some are based on current events, some are designed by the Bonza community.
National Geographic’s net proceeds from the sale of these products support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.
About The Partnership
National Geographic, one of the world’s largest scientific and educational organizations, has signed MiniMega to a multi-year licensing agreement to develop and launch a new mobile puzzle game called "Bonza National Geographic." The new title follows as a sequel to the popular mobile game "Bonza Word Puzzle" and will be available from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
"We’ve always respected and admired National Geographic so it’s an honour to be working with them. We’re looking forward to making something magical." - Ben Huxter, Creative Director, MiniMega.
"We’re excited to work with MiniMega because they have experience in developing popular, award-winning and visually interesting games that we think will provide a compelling framework for our exceptional images and content in the mobile space." - Krista Newberry, Senior vice president for Licensing, North America for National Geographic.
About National Geographic
National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. Each year, we fund hundreds of research, conservation and education programs around the globe. Every month, we reach more than 700 million people through our media platforms, products and events. Our work to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism and education initiatives is supported through donations, purchases and memberships. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com, and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
HistoryBonza Word Puzzle
In early 2013, MiniMega set out to reimagine the traditional crossword and design an experience for touch screen devices. Bonza Word Puzzle was then released in March 2014. It’s a game that requires players to arrange word fragments to solve puzzles. An Alpha version of the game caught the attention of Screen Australia, who then helped fund the production of the game and support its development. Bonza quickly became an instant classic and earned a spot in the Apple App Store Best of 2014 list.
- A new type of crossword
- Free Daily Puzzles based on current events
- Stunning National Geographic themed photography
- Bonza puzzles based on National Geographic themes
- Puzzles designed by the Bonza community
- Relaxing ambient soundtrack
Release Trailer YouTube
Teaser Trailer YouTube
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- "Bonza National Geographic is a beautiful and logical follow-up to the first.
- Chloi Rad, Pocket Gamer
- "Its clever combination of word search, jigsaw, trivia, and crossword elements makes for a game after my own heart.
- Aldrin Calimlim, App Advice
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MiniMega is an Australian game development studio that publishes their own titles, and partners with licensed properties. Their current focus is on creating clean, elegant games for mobile. Their latest, "Bonza Word Puzzle" was recently recognised by Apple in the App Store Best of 2014 list.
The press kit for MiniMega is available here.
Bonza National Geographic Credits
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