Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thieves Card Game Now Released

I am happy to announce that a new card game has been added for the DroidGOX: Card Games app.This brings to 5 the total number of card games within the app.

Called Thieves, this game is an easy to play card game.

You have 7 source decks, one auxiliary deck and a target deck. Initially the source decks have 5 cards, the auxiliary 10 and the target 1 card. So we have 7*5+10+1 = 46 cards. These 46 cards are 11 cards from each color (1-10 and Jack) as well as two jokers.

The object of the game is to move all source cards to the target deck.

To move a card from source to target:
  • They must differ in value by exactly one. For example: 1 and 2, 10 and J,...
  • Or one of them must be a wildcard.
To move a card from auxiliary to target:
  • This is always allowed.

How to play
  • 1 deck of cards is used with no QUEENs and KINGs but with 2 JOKERs
  • Hit to NEW button start a new game.
  • If you are not satisfied with the move you made, you can UNDO your last move by right clicking the mouse button.
  • Can't decide wich move to make? Use HINT by clicking on the HINT button and any hint will be displayed in the hint area above the playing area.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DroidGOX Widget: Birthday Has Reached 5,000 Installs

After just a few months and even less than a year, my widget app called DroidGOX Widget: Birthday had surpassed 5,000 installs.

While the number of activations or devices using the app is not the same, it still made me feel good knowing that users opted to try and check out my birthday widget.

It may not look to be the best of a user interface considering that I am not into graphics that much unlike when I was still in college, but the birthday widget actually does its job pretty well.

It sends an alert notification whenever one of your contact's birthday is up. You can then either send a text message, call or email your friend.

Simply widget. And it is free! The download link is located in the right sidebar of this blog.

Thank you to all the users who installed and uses this app.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tower Of Hanoi Now Available In DroidGOX Card Games

I have just released the second game of my DroidGOX Card Games collection called Tower of Hanoi. Yes, you know this game pretty well. Does the image below look familiar?

Instead of this one, the game features cards from numbers 1 to 9. The suit for the cards is determined when the first card of either 1 to 9 is dealt.

As for the game play itself, it is the same as the original. You make sure that cards are laid out from 9 to 1 in any of the columns.

Sounds easy but once you hit it off, your patience will be tested. The top 10 list is determined by how long you finish the game.

Good luck and enjoy the new game! You can download it in this [Tower of HanoiLINK]

Friday, June 8, 2012

DroidGOX Card Games Now Live

Finally, I just published a new game app called DroidGOX Card Games. This app features a collection of card games that are common and unique.

The games in this app are actually games that I made as Java applets way before and I thought I would try making an Android game just to have an idea how it works.

This app is the product of that curiosity.

The first card game featured in this app is Pyramid Solitaire. Try to clear the pyramid and the stacks as fast as you can to be part of the top 10 highest times.

Currently I am working on finishing Tower of Hanoi so I hope you will enjoy these games.

Yes, I know. These are simple card games and card games are not really addictive. But they can be great complements to killing some time.

If you notice, the graphics are simple. If you wish to contribute your creativity to make the app better looking, drop me a comment here and we'll talk. Your name and info will be included in the INFO section of the app

[CLICK HERE] to go to the app's Google Play page.

The app does not include any ads because I know how annoying ads can be. At least show your appreciation by giving a 5 star rating and give a +1 to the page. Thank you!

Enjoy the game(s)!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DroidGOX Card Games Coming Soon

I have been slowly developing my own version of Pyramid Solitaire. Actually, it was out of boredom that I thought I might see how Android gaming can be done even in its simplest forms.

I decided to convert one of my card game Java applets to an Android app. Then again, I thought if I freely publish this app for free it will still be boring because I am sure there are many variations of Pyramid Solitaire app out there in Google Play.

So it was then that I thought I name my app DroidGOX Card Games to feature a variety of card games. Considering that I made so many different card games as applets, it would be nice to have them as an Android app. Having many games can keep the user interested using the app.

Since I will be doing this in my spare time if I do not have anything else to do, I will only finish the first card game for now.

The other games will follow depending on the time (which I cannot tell) or if generous donors will gladly donate some PayPal moolah which can inspire me to work on more games and slowly add them 1 by 1 to the app. Till then, stay tuned!