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  GiiKER Smart Four: New Take on a Classic
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10/28/2020
 


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Koch Media and Chinese tech-company GiiKER team up to bring the Smart Four to Europe. The three-dimensional strategy board game that lets players face a real opponent as well as the AI. The GiiKER Smart Four will be available in Europe on November 20th, 2020 at selected stores.

The Smart Four offers a new take on the classic game principle of Connect Four. No matter whether you’re facing off against a human opponent or honing your skills against artificial intelligence: the AI powered three-dimensional connect four game offers non-stop fun. While the rules are simple, the shift from two to three dimensions helps to improve logical and strategic as well as spatial thinking.

The 5x5 functional squares are underlined with lights that give feedback upon interaction, which expands the capabilities of the Smart Four beyond the 3D board game.

Connected with the Smart Four App, users can challenge the adaptive AI or battle other players around the globe online.

Features:

  • Strategy: Hundreds of combinations to win.
  • AI Referee: The implemented AI signals a victory through light feedback.
  • AI Challenger: The AI challenger can be set to three difficulty levels or adaptive AI when connected to the Smart Four App.
  • Online Battle: Play against friends or randomly chosen players around the globe.
App Features:
  • AI Coach: An adaptive AI coach that adjusts the difficulty level based on previously played games.
  • Game Review: Each game is reviewed to improve strategies.
  • Online Battle: Challenges players around the world!
  • Global Leaderboard: Match random players at your level and win more games to climb the global leaderboard.
About GiiKER

GiiKER is a technology company with a dedication to the development of smart and connected edutainment products. Alongside the connected products, GiiKER also develops mobile apps with playful contents to bring a whole new level of user experience.
The team was founded in 2008 in response to the popularity of the hobby of speedcubing. They saw a need for a cube puzzle that can time itself rather than having to physically stop a timer with your hand when the cube is solved. After years of research and development, GiiKER combined smart devices with puzzles to bring Supercube to the market in 2018. By now, Supercube has been shipped to 135 countries with more than 1 million users.

About GiiKER

GiiKER is a technology company with a dedication to the development of smart and connected edutainment products. Alongside the connected products, GiiKER also develops mobile apps with playful contents to bring a whole new level of user experience. 
 
The team was founded in 2008 in response to the popularity of the hobby of speedcubing. They saw a need for a cube puzzle that can time itself rather than having to physically stop a timer with your hand when the cube is solved. After years of research and development, GiiKER combined smart devices with puzzles to bring Supercube to the market in 2018. By now, Supercube has been shipped to 135 countries with more than 1 million users.

Über Koch Media

Koch Media is a global developer, publisher and distributor of computer and videogames, gaming hardware and merchandise.
 
The company's publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America and Australia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading games publishing partner. Koch Media runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned content providers, including the labels Deep Silver, Milestone and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles and PC across all physical and digital channels.

Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, NC Soft, Sega, Square Enix, Warner and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia and the United States.
 
The Koch Media group owns six game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy) and Voxler (Paris / France). Additionally Koch Media collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
 
Koch Media also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading games merchandise company in Langenfeld, Germany and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomuc, Czech Republic. Furthermore, with Koch Films the Koch Media Group runs an established film business. Koch Films is a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor.
 
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.