Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Heads Up: Hold'em version 2.1 Submitted to Apple

Version 2.1 was submitted to Apple today (5/26/09).

EDIT: AND APPROVED TODAY (6/2/09).

What's in it? I'm glad you asked:

  • Saves the game-states for each type of game separately. So you can suspend a 1-player game in order to play a 2-player game and then return to it later. Or vice-versa.
  • New AI player: Chameleon. Takes on personality traits of the other players, and switches between them without notice. Thus "changing gears" while playing and making this player very difficult to read. This may prove to be the hardest AI to play against...
  • AI Improvements. Several tweaks and adjustments to the AI and a few new and improved strategies added.
  • Getting Started Screen Overlays with basic game information will appear the first time the program is run and on the game/hand after pressing the 'help' button.
  • Fixed the top chip color bug in 2-player games.
  • Several other bug fixes.
In other news: the (very limited) FREE version of the game is released and currently bouncing between #9 - #11 on the "Free Card Games" and "Free Casino Games" lists on iTunes.

In other other news: a 'sexy' version of the game is looking really good (pun intended) and should be submitted to Apple soon...

4 comments:

Johnson James CHIN said...

Dear Peter,

Looks like this submission takes a while to be approved by Apple... I wonder why? Is it normal? I heard that if it is over a week, you have to be prepared for a rejection letter. Gosh, does it normally take this long?

Peter Burford said...

Yea, a week or so wait for approval is normal. It *usually* isn't much longer than a week, so we should get news from Apple any day now...

Peter Burford said...

Approved & in the AppStore.

Johnson James CHIN said...

I have tried it, it is very nice! I love Chameleon! He is the best, sometimes he is really aggressive and really sometimes passive. Really the best AI ever.