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Today’s Blog Ride update is unlike my usual “hey look, a new Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures island” post. This one is extremely special, announcing something we’ve been working on for quite some time and can finally release out into the deep blue sea for all of our awesome fans out there.
If you are like many of us here, you may have a strong attachment to Solitaire Blitz. This is the healthiest of habits, allowing a break in your day for some virtual competition with your friends, a fabulous story with evolving characters to keep up with, and of course the actual gameplay which keeps your mind active and your senses sharp! When Solitaire Blitz came to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it became a break you could take anywhere, literally. But there was still something lacking while playing on the bus or in line at the grocery store…. the island adventure, the Quests, the STORY! This part, the Lost Treasures part, has only been available to play on your PC or Mac on Facebook. As of today, we are so excited to announce that you can update your iOS application to include all that Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures for iOS has to offer!
When you first update, you may be a little surprised to see that you are immediately thrown into the tutorial, even if you already know how to play like a professional. Don’t worry, it’s a short tutorial, and it’s there because some players have only ever played on their mobile device and haven’t yet been introduced to completing Quests. Once you get through the basics though, you’ll re-download your island content from Facebook and see your progress sync up with your device (unless you are past island #47, as this is as far as it goes for now).
I know some of you are a little nervous of change and might be wondering about the specifics of this update. Well to start with, everything you have won or purchased will sync over to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch when you start. Your hard-earned Silver, your Boosts, your Decks of Cards, and all the unlocked islands will match wherever you play. What things are different you ask? Well for one, when you play on your iOS device you will earn achievements. That’s always been there, but it’s worth mentioning because it adds an extra set of challenges to work towards that just aren’t available in the Facebook version. Your devices will also store your Win Streaks separately. So, your Win Streak that exists on your Facebook will be different from your Streak record on your iPad, and your iPhone version will keep a separate Streak from your iPod. Make sense?
Other notable changes to your game are the fancy new leaderboard, new invite system via email or text, crew invites in your Message Center, and brand new artwork and animations for each of our favorite lovable characters. Something that isn’t unique to this update, but definitely worth reminding our players of again is the swipe. The swipe is the motion you make across your screen to draw from the Draw Pile! It’s kind of like the space bar of the mobile world for Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures.
Please join us on Facebook for more information, free goodies, and a weekend-long celebration for the birth of Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures on iOS. Please never hesitate to contact our Support team if you have feedback, technical issues, or just want to say HI! We are always happy to hear about your experience or help out if something isn’t working right.
So, what are y’all waiting for… go update your apps and ENJOY!