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Gobang Online

November 17, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Gobang Online

Gomoku is an abstract strategy board game. Also called Gobang or Five in a Row, it is traditionally played with Go pieces (black and white stones) on a go board (19×19 intersections); however, because once placed, pieces are not moved or removed from the board, Gomoku may also be played as a paper and pencil game. This game is known in several countries under different names.

Game Rule

Black plays first, and players alternate in placing a stone of their color on an empty intersection. The winner is the first player to get an unbroken row of five stones horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Forbidden Hand Rule

Since Black plays first, Black has advantages over White, especially in top-class games. To restrict Black and provide a fair game, Gobang with Forbidden Hand rules disallow Black from making moves that form two of “Three”, “Four”, “Long” moves at one move, or their mixtures, as shown below.

If Black places move at X position in following cases, Black will lose the game.

 

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Introducing: Words Online

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Words Online is a word searching/erasing puzzle game that combines Scrabble, Jewels and Boggle. In the game, players connect conjunctive bubbles to form valid words, and gain scores, bonuses and power-ups that can be used against the opponent. There are 8 directions for movement, and 4 power-ups to be used: self score boost, opponent score contract, opponent game board frozen and self game shuffle. You also get a chance to gain score multiplier during game, either x2 or x3. The first player who gains the required score wins the game. The game is also known as Words, Word Search, Word Drop, Scramble, Scrabble.

General Rules

The game is played by touching and connecting letter bubbles to form valid English words (or other languages in the future). When the touch is released from the screen, the game judges the correctness of the word and assigns points, bonuses and power-ups to the player. In a real-time online game, 2 players compete against each other and whoever gets to 300 points wins the game.

There are 6×6 letter bubbles in the game board to be used. Once a word is connected, it is removed from the board and new letters are refilled. Each letter has certain points assigned, and are gained by the player when it is removed from board. There is a special letter ? that can be used as a wildcard to help player form words.

For example: Touch and move from B -> ? -> L -> L, as shown in below, will form a word B?LL in next image.

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When you release touch, game will find a matching word ‘BALL‘ for you and give points:

Game Score Calculation

Your game score is calculated by 3 elements: Basic points, Multiplier and Bonus.

Score for each word = Basic Points * Multiplier + Bonus

  • Basic Points: On the top right corner of each letter is the basic points. When you remove a letter, you gain the basic points.
  • Multiplier: Some letters are assigned a multiplier randomly in game, which when removed will grant multipliers to basic points for double or triple.
  • Bonus: When you make a word, the length decides bonus. 4-letter word gets 5 bonus points, 5-letter word gets 10, 6-letter word gets 20, 7 and up-letter word gets 40.

For example:

  • When you connect G(5) O(6) O(x2) D(x3), your basic points are 5+6=11, your multiplier is (x2x3=x6) and bonus is 5. So you get points 11*6+5=71.
  • Another example, when you connect I(x2) S(x3), your basic point will be 1 (default point when no basic points available), your multiplier is x6 and bonus is 0. So you get points 1*6+0=6.

As you can see, to gain a good score in short time, you need to use multiplier and bonus cleverly. Moreover, you can use power-ups.

Power-up System

On the bottom of screen, there are 4 slots for power-ups:

Block your opponent’s screen, show him/her a big face on the screen that he/she has to keep tapping/swiping to remove it.

Reduce opponent’s score by 10

Add 20 to your score

Clear out your current game board and refill with random letters. Useful when you get stuck finding words.

How to collect power-up?

There are 3 ways to gather power-ups in game:

  • When you remove a letter with a power-up on it, you get that power-up.
  • When you make a 6-letter word, you are assigned a random power-up.
  • When you make a 7 and up-letter word, you are assigned 2 random power-ups.

Note that game assigns power-up regardless of your current power-ups. For example, if you already have a +20 score power-up, and the game gives you another, you will still have one of this power-up (the new one overrides the old one). Power-ups do not stack.

How to use power-ups?

Simply tap the power-up on the bottom bar.

How does game generate power-ups?

There are 3 ways for game to generate power-ups:

  • When you make a 5-letter word, a letter in the word will be put on a random power-up.
  • When you make a 6 and up-letter word, 2 letters in the word will be put on random power-ups.
  • Whenever you remove a correct word, you have a small chance that the game will generate a power-up and put it on a letter.

 

Categories: What's new, Words Online

Jewels Online for iPhone goes live!

December 4, 2011 Leave a comment


Jewels Online is now available on iPhone! Please download and rate 5 stars!

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New Feature: Emo Macros

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Dear all,

We have new cloud feature: emo macro today. Let me introduce here.

1. ME macro

You can type any sentence with /me inside, which will be replaced by your name.

e.g., /me is sexy => [Developer] is sexy. Or, /me thinks /me is sexy. => [Developer] thinks [Developer] is sexy.

2. Emo macros
You can type a /{emo} to express an emotion.
Enjoy!
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Text Emo List

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment
/agree You agree.
/amaze You are amazed!
/angry You raise your fist in anger.
/apologize You apologize to everyone. Sorry!
/applaud You applaud. Bravo!
/bark You bark. Woof woof!
/bashful You are bashful.
/beckon You beckon everyone over to you.
/beg You beg everyone around you. How pathetic.
/belch You let out a loud belch.
/bite You look around for someone to bite.
/bleed Blood oozes from your wounds.
/blink You blink your eyes.
/blood Blood oozes from your wounds.
/blow You blow a kiss into the wind.
/blush You blush.
/boggle You boggle at the situation.
/bonk You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh!
/bored You are bored.
/bounce You bounce up and down.
/bow You bow down graciously.
/bravo You applaud. Bravo!
/burp You let out a loud belch.
/bye You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/cackle You cackle maniacally at the situation.
/calm You remain calm.
/cat You scratch yourself. Ah, much better!
/charge You start to charge.
/cheer You cheer!
/chew You begin to eat.
/chicken With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/chuckle You let out a hearty chuckle.
/clap You clap excitedly.
/cold You let everyone know that you are cold.
/comfort You need to be comforted.
/commend You commend everyone on a job well done.
/confused You are hopelessly confused.
/cong You congratulate everyone around you.
/cough You let out a hacking cough.
/cower You cower in fear.
/crack You crack your knuckles.
/cringe You cringe in fear.
/cry You cry.
/cuddle You need to be cuddled.
/curious You express your curiosity to those around you.
/curtsey You curtsey.
/dance You burst into dance.
/disappointed You frown.
/doh You bonk yourself on the noggin. Doh!
/doom You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/drink You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers!
/drool A tendril of drool runs down your lip.
/duck You duck for cover.
/eat You begin to eat.
/excited You talk excitedly with everyone.
/eye You cross your eyes.
/farewell You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/fart You fart loudly. Whew…what stinks?
/fear You cower in fear.
/fidget You fidget.
/flap With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/flee You yell for everyone to flee!
/flex You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong!
/flirt You flirt.
/flop You flop about helplessly.
/food You are hungry!
/frown You frown.
/gasp You gasp.
/gaze You gaze off into the distance.
/giggle You giggle.
/glad You are filled with happiness!
/glare You glare angrily.
/gloat You gloat over everyone’s misfortune.
/golfclap You clap half heartedly, clearly unimpressed.
/goodbye You wave goodbye to everyone. Farewell!
/greet You greet everyone warmly.
/grin You grin wickedly.
/groan You begin to groan.
/grovel You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience.
/growl You growl menacingly.
/guffaw You let out a boisterous guffaw!
/hail You hail those around you.
/happy You are filled with happiness!
/hello You greet everyone with a hearty hello!
/helpme You cry out for help!
/hi You greet everyone with a hearty hello!
/hug You need a hug!
/hungry You are hungry!
/impatient You fidget.
/introduce You introduce yourself to everyone.
/jk You were just kidding!
/kiss You blow a kiss into the wind.
/kneel You kneel down.
/knuckles You crack your knuckles.
/laugh You laugh.
/lavish You praise the Light.
/lay You lie down.
/lick You lick your lips.
/lie You lie down.
/listen You are listening!
/lol You laugh.
/lost You are hopelessly lost.
/love You feel the love.
/mad You raise your fist in anger.
/massage You need a massage!
/moan You moan suggestively.
/mock You mock life and all it stands for.
/moo Mooooooooooo.
/moon You drop your trousers and moon everyone.
/mourn In quiet contemplation, you mourn the loss of the dead.
/no You clearly state, NO.
/nod You nod.
/nosepick With a finger deep in one nostril, you pass the time.
/openfire You give the order to open fire.
/panic You run around in a frenzied state of panic.
/party You raise a drink in the air before chugging it down. Cheers!
/pat You need a pat.
/peer You peer around, searchingly.
/peon You grovel on the ground, wallowing in subservience.
/pest You shoo the measly pests away.
/pick With a finger deep in one nostril, you pass the time.
/pity You pity those around you.
/pizza You are hungry!
/plead You drop to your knees and plead in desperation.
/point You point over yonder.
/poke You poke your belly and giggle.
/ponder You ponder the situation.
/pounce You pounce out from the shadows.
/praise You praise the Light.
/pray You pray to the Gods.
/purr You purr like a kitten.
/puzzled You are puzzled. What’s going on here?
/question You want to know the meaning of life.
/raise You raise your hand in the air.
/rasp You make a rude gesture.
/ready You let everyone know that you are ready!
/rear You shake your rear.
/roar You roar with bestial vigor. So fierce!
/rofl You roll on the floor laughing.
/rude You make a rude gesture.
/salute You stand at attention and salute.
/scared You are scared!
/scratch You scratch yourself. Ah, much better!
/sexy You’re too sexy for your tunic…so sexy it hurts.
/shake You shake your rear.
/shiver You shiver in your boots. Chilling!
/shoo You shoo the measly pests away.
/shrug You shrug. Who knows?
/shy You smile shyly.
/sigh You let out a long, drawn-out sigh.
/silly You tell a joke.
/slap You slap yourself across the face. Ouch!
/sleep You fall asleep. Zzzzzzz.
/smell You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks!
/smile You smile.
/smirk A sly smirk spreads across your face.
/snarl You bare your teeth and snarl.
/snicker You quietly snicker to yourself.
/sniff You sniff the air around you.
/snub You snub all of the lowly peons around you.
/sob You cry.
/soothe You need to be soothed.
/sorry You apologize to everyone. Sorry!
/spit You spit on the ground.
/spoon You need to be cuddled.
/stare You stare off into the distance.
/stink You smell the air around you. Wow, someone stinks!
/strong You flex your muscles. Oooooh so strong!
/strut With arms flapping, you strut around. Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!
/surprised You are so surprised!
/surrender You surrender to your opponents.
/tap You tap your foot. Hurry up already!
/taunt You taunt everyone around you. Bring it fools!
/tease You are such a tease.
/thank You thank everyone around you.
/thirsty You are so thirsty. Can anyone spare a drink?
/threat You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/tickle You want to be tickled. Hee hee!
/tired You let everyone know that you are tired.
/ty You thank everyone around you.
/victory You bask in the glory of victory.
/violin You begin to play the world’s smallest violin.
/wait You ask everyone to wait.
/wave You beckon everyone over to you.
/weep You cry.
/welcome You welcome everyone.
/whine You whine pathetically.
/whistle You let forth a sharp whistle.
/wicked You grin wickedly.
/wink You wink slyly.
/work You begin to work.
/wrath You threaten everyone with the wrath of doom.
/yawn You yawn sleepily.
/yay You are filled with happiness!
/yes You nod.
/brb You let everyone know you’ll be right back
/talk You Talk to yourself since no one seems interested
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Jewels Online waiting for review on iPhone

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

The Jewels Online has been submitted to Apple for review. Here are some screenshots.


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VIP Status

July 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Starting 2001-08-01, we will no longer provide VIP status for donations.  Instead, we provide a link to purchase VIP status via Paypal. All current VIPs will remain their user status unchanged.

Link to purchase VIP: http://griddiary.com/cloudroid/buyvip.html

 

In you are on Android, you can open our games, click MENU button on your phone, and you should be able to see a Buy VIP link.

Make sure you type in the User Id you are buying VIP status for in the webpage.

Thank you.

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