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Thursday, April 30, 2015

This is good advice

Developing a good puzzle app?  Read this article. 


http://pepperstormapps.com/six-secrets-of-successful-gaming-apps/?utm_source=All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=83e5769bb5-Pepperstorm_Apps_Welcome_Blog_Email4_13_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d7be0cbfdc-83e5769bb5-259090085

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

More Rush Hour Clones

A couple of months ago I was thinking to myself: haven't seen a clone of Rush Hour in a while. 




Last week I found 3 free clones.  Each one was worse than the next.




The free ones are called Unblock Car, Woblox Puzzle and Gold Fever. 




I believe I saw 2 or 3 other clones - but they cost money.  The whole situation is enough to put me in a bad mood.





Speaking of clones, do watch the tv show Orphan Black, from the beginning. The lead actress plays 5 or 6 clones of herself, each with a completely different personality. Tatiana Maslany is the name of the actress and she's phenomenal.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pinball Sniper: dexterity app for iphone, ipad


iPhone Screenshot 1  iPhone Screenshot 2
The folks who made 2 Cars (my high score is 211!) have come up with something very simple: Pinball Sniper.  The object is to hit the red diamond, which is randomly placed.




The game starts slowly with 1 target.  After you've hit it 10 times, a bumper is added near the top. 


Once you score 20 points, things change very rapidly. Multi-ball starts. Then multi-targets.  My high score went from 16 to 131, just like that.  My current high score is 191.


There is a time element. If you do not hit the target within 10 seconds, the game ends.


Lets talk about the colors. As you can see, the game starts with blue & red. Those change every 5 points.  That's fine. Except when the color scheme turns to white and black. I find it very hard to keep track of the gray ball and flippers.




Pinball Sniper is FUN. Perfect game to play while listening to stories from The Moth.  If you haven't listened to The Moth, you simply must.  Note to ESL folks: the stories are spoken slowly & clearly. And the stories are all great.




We should all be playing these games every so often to keep our reflexes sharp.
I really have to delete Pinball Sniper because it's very addictive, once you get the hang of it.


https://itunes.apple.com/app/pinball-sniper/id975778386


Update 4/29/15: My high score is now 251 which places me at #42 out of 410,000.  I'm guessing the other 41 are teenagers.

Monday, April 27, 2015

One Line: Circle & Conquer


As you can see, I solved all the levels of One Line: Circle & Conquer. It's a really set of puzzles. Unfortunately, I had to delete it because the file size is gigantic.  I must also confess that I used hints for about 10 of the 250 puzzles.


Read more about this awesome puzzle app.