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Program Announcements / [DBP] Dots 'n' Boxes

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ShaunRW
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Posted: 31st Jul 2010 12:12 Edited at: 9th Aug 2010 15:13
Dots ā€˜nā€™ Boxes
This is the old pencil and paper game where the players take turns to connect two dots and form a square.

How to play
Players take turns joining two dots to form a line. Players must aim to draw the fourth line of a box. When a player does this, the box gets coloured with the players colour, when all boxes have been coloured, the player with the most coloured boxes is the winner.

Players
1 Player: You can play against the computer (AI).
2 Player: Two human players play against each other.
3 Player: Three human players play against each other.
4 Player: Four human players play against each other.

You can play on an 8x8 grid or a 4x4 grid.

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Download latest Version (1.2)

#### CHANGES ####

Version 1.2
- Added new game mode: FastPlay, In this mode the players have to take there turn in under 30 seconds.

Version 1.1
- Game over screen will now show "DRAW" if there is a draw.
- The last line drawn will now be highlighted.

#### CREDITS ####

Programming - Shaun Wilesmith (ShaunRW)
Graphics - Shaun Wilesmith (ShaunRW)
Music - Cyberdude (TGC Store)
Sound - www.wyomingwebdesign.com

If you find any bugs, please post the details so they can be fixed.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Have fun!

RedFlames
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Posted: 31st Jul 2010 20:06
Nice game

I played some rounds against the computer. And when we both hat 8 boxes on a 4x4 grid it said I won
You should at a check there, when it's a tie.

Except for that, it's very nice. Another suggestion: highlight (different color) the last line someone/the Computer put. Or add that as an option.

And online multiplayer would be very cool
ShaunRW
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Posted: 1st Aug 2010 07:36 Edited at: 1st Aug 2010 13:16
Glad you liked it.

Thank you for your suggestions. Highlighting the last move is a great idea. And I'll add check for a tie in the next version. As for online, that would be cool but i just want to keep things simple for now.

EDIT: The newer version is available in the first post. This version will highlight the last line drawn, and will say if the game was a draw.

Sergeant Mike
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Posted: 7th Aug 2010 17:14
Very well done, and quite entertaining. I only played about 4 games of it.. So this may already be available. A fun option for the ones that are good at this game (I am not) would be to add a timer between the players turn. There was a time I took about 3 minutes to chose a move cause I wanted to 'outsmart' the AI..Didn't work..Nice job man!

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Drillfoot
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Posted: 7th Aug 2010 18:14
Very simple, and yet kept me entertained for a while. Good job on this.

rem allow user create game with one click
rem create graphics, sound, scripts, models, with one click
rem slap user in face if game choice is mmo
ShaunRW
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Posted: 8th Aug 2010 03:19
Thanks guys for your kind words, I am very glad you liked it.

@Sergeant Mike: I thought of the timer idea the other day when i was playing my girlfriend, she tried to outsmart me lol. The idea is on my list for the next update.

Quote: "Very simple, and yet kept me entertained for a while. Good job on this."


thanks, this is what i aimed for. Since i failed to complete my bigger projects, I am going to create a range of simple but fun games.

ShaunRW
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Posted: 9th Aug 2010 15:11
Update:

I have now finished and uploaded version 1.2.

In this version i have added a new game mode called FastPlay, In this mode the players have to take there turn in under 30 seconds.

Download latest Version (1.2)

P.S: Sorry for the double post.

Dr Tank
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Posted: 14th Aug 2010 05:47 Edited at: 14th Aug 2010 05:49
That's cool. It's not hard to outsmart the computer, but otherwise it would be too frustrating. I wonder what the best way to play this is. I just googled and there's quite a lot of stuff about it. Quite interesting.
ShaunRW
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Posted: 14th Aug 2010 12:36
Thanks for playing.

I wasn't aiming to have a really smart A.I because that would take the fun out of it for 'non-smart' people.

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