Handmark Releases Astraware Casino on App Store with iTunes Library Integration

Handmark® today announced the release of Astraware Casino – a fun, easy-to-use pack of 11 of the most popular casino games from around the world – on the App Store. Astraware Casino is the first new game release from Handmark to use the iTunes Library Integration feature of iPhone OS 3.0. Users with iPhone OS 3.0 compatible devices can select My iPod Music from the game’s Options menu and choose individual songs from their collection to create the perfect casino-themed playlist.

Handmark will be incorporating iTunes Library integration into a range of their existing and forthcoming iPhone™ and iPod® touch games, allowing players to create their own soundtrack for each game. Updates to existing titles with this great new feature will be rolled out over the summer.

“We are excited to be able to use these new APIs to enhance our games offerings,” said Cassidy Lackey, vice president of Handmark Studios. “It’s great to be able to design your own playlist to accompany Astraware Casino – there’s nothing like a bit of relaxing lounge music when you’re enjoying a game of Poker.”

Astraware Casino includes all the usual games you’d expect to find in casinos – Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit and Limit Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Slots, as well as some more specialist games like Baccarat, 3 Card Poker, Video Derby, and Keno. Astraware Casino gives players $1,000 virtual dollars to begin playing with and also includes a fun trophy system – the Souvenir Suitcase – with awards given for a range of achievements in the game.

Astraware Casino is available at the introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore .

For more information and to view a demo video, visit http://www.astraware.com/iphone/casino .

About Handmark

Handmark delivers an engaging, personalized experience for your mobile phone with the industry’s best games, applications, ringtones, themes and more to help make your phone your own. As one of the leading developers and distributors of mobile content and storefronts for more than 10 years, the company has established itself as one of the premier destinations for top-quality mobile content, as well as a trusted mobile development partner.