EveryGame iPad Blog

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Debugging Tip

Ever have trouble getting all of the tags lined up in your game.xml file? An easy way to find errors is to simply open the file in Safari or Firefox. Both can read .xml files, and if there are any problems, will show you both the missing/extra tag, and the line number where the problem occurred.

We're also working on enhanced debugging features inside of EveryGame, to help make finding errors easier. If you have a particular feature in mind that would make your own debugging easier, email us at eggy.everygame@gmail.com

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ideas for EveryGame #1: Solitaire Puzzles

EveryGame was designed for playing board games, but people having been coming up with all sorts of alternate uses for it.

It's a lot of fun to play games with others, but what if you don't have a friend around? The are a large number of solitaire puzzles, everything from the classic Peg Jump, to something more complex like Rush Hour that would be perfectly suited to implementation in EveryGame.

Using the ability to pre-create saved games, you could make different configurations easy to load. The History features allows for moves to easily be undone, or your solution played back. And in the upcoming 1.1 release, we'll also have added features to allow the creation of an automated move-counter.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What we're working on

Version 1.01 is out, but we're already getting ready to release the next one. Here are a few of the new features you can expect to see soon:

* A zoomable, scrollable board, to allow for games with a higher resolution (or smaller pieces) than the iPad screen can easily allow

* New XML file features, to allow pieces to perform multiple actions, on any other piece when tapped. This will make piece that act like buttons much easier to create.

Got a feature that you'd like to see? Let us know!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Version 1.01 Released

Apple has finally approved the first EveryGame update. This was a smaller update, but there's some much more exciting stuff on the way!

Added new game:
* Cribbage Board

Other changes:
* Spaces now allowed in game names
* Fixed a problem with the "Load Game" menu
* Updated iPad app icon resolution

Monday, May 17, 2010

EveryGame Blog Created

Hi there! EveryGame is a new app for Apple iPads (and iPhones) that's lets you play a wide variety of boards games with your friends. Unlike similar programs though, you can create your own games and load them on your iPad.

We're working on some great new features, but our users have also been sharing all sorts of great things with us: new ideas for games, useful feature requests, and clever tricks to play with the existing features.

We're starting this blog so that we can share all of that with all of you!