The update is out. The game can now be played with the iCade in two modes:
- Regular: Just like playing with the touch screen: Press Up to go up and release to go down. Any other button to accelerate.
- iCade Special: Activate the iCade button to play an iCade-only mode where you can control the angle of the ship by using the up/down stick, giving you total control over the ship. I’ve created special leaderboards for this mode as it makes the game easier, but it does change it a lot, feeling more like a shoot’em up. It’s fun!
My newest app, Cards Table has been released. You can download it here.
It’s similar to my piecepack app but with regular cards instead. You can use it to play almost any card game or solitaire. It doesn’t enforce rules, it just simulates a card deck and a few other pieces so people can use the iPad to play any game.
As of today I’ve started experimenting with Ads for my free games. My new game Cards Table will be the first one. It will have a full screen ad each time the app is started. Vector Star Brawl has been updated with the same system too.
The ads won’t be very intrusive and will give you all the chance of supporting my work. Eventually I will add payed versions of my games without ads.
Recently I got an excellent review for my piecepack app asking for a similar app for a standard deck of cards.
“This is an awesome app. It does everything you could want it to do for a Piecepack app. I just wish there were an app this good for regular cards! I really love the semi-snapping feature – when pieces are close to each other, they kind of snap together. And the save and load table layouts is perfect. I can’t think of anything to add. Perfect!”
So I got to work and yesterday submitted it to the App Store. It uses the wonderful public domain images from Byron Knoll and works pretty much the same as the piecepack app. I even left the dice and pawns in just in case they turn to be useful in some games… the piecepack coins became just regular markers which can be used for scoring.
Screenshot at 1/3 reslution with antialias. 1/2 should work fine in most cases
The update to Vector Star Brawl was accepted today. It corrects some problems with GameCenter achievements and adds an important feature, especially if your iOS device is older: an option to lower the screen resolution.