So many ideas, so little time.

All-in-One Solitaire 2, work in progress

May 19th, 2017

One of the biggest issue with first part of All-in-One Solitaire was super bad code written by me.
So doing any modification was quite painful.
Game “Undo” action was one of the things, that caused me problems. While lots of players asked for multi-step undo feature, with my code, I could hardly realize even a one-step undo. 🙁

That’s why I decided to make All-in-One Solitaire 2 from the scratch.
Finally, I have some progress, a well made (I hope so) system that can handle different card games with multi-step undo action and many other features.
It’s better to see the feature in this demo:

All that thanks to great book, Game Programming Patterns, which is available for free on a website and specifically to Command Pattern, that made my code much cleaner and functional.

Meanwhile, I have added lots of new layouts to All-Peaks Solitaire, and I will add one more game mode soon.

Also, All-in-One Solitaire and 3 parts of All-in-One Mahjong games were improved with Portuguese and Italian translations, as well as with “Share” button.

Developer-friendly SlideME, not!

March 17th, 2017

It’s not an easy thing for indie-developers like me to promote and distribute games.
Creating games by myself is lots of fun, but I simply have no time/experience/budget for good promotional campaign.
That’s why every distribution channel is important for me and every download is count.

Recently, I have submitted All-Peaks Solitaire game to SlideME, and was very surprised when my game was declined with the following reason: “REPETITIVE CONTENT: (No more solitaire card games permitted from this developer)”.
So far, I have only 2 solitaire games on SlideME, which is not that many. And they both are unique.
I’m definitely not that developer, who release just another copy of jigsaw/dress-up/slots game every week. 🙂

Being confused, I’ve sent a message to SlideME asking them to try my game and reconsider their decision.
Here was the answer:

So my account was “flagged for spamming”, just because I’ve contacted SlideME support staff!
I have never received such rude and disrespectful answer. I was contacting Google, Apple, Amazon and many others, but this is first time I’ve got such response.

I wish SlideME success in their business and hope one day they will understand, that developers are their friends, who bring them new content and thus new users, and not their enemies.

All-Peaks Solitaire FREE for Android and Kindle Fire and more

February 6th, 2017


Although Kindle Fire is just another Android tablet, but anyway…
Finally released, so only iOS version left, which I will release somewhere in March/April.
Enjoy! 🙂
All-Peaks Solitaire FREE from Android All-Peaks Solitaire FREE for Kindle Fire

All-in-One Solitaire 2, attempt #2

January 14th, 2017

Ok, here is my second attempt to start working on All-in-One Solitaire 2 game. 🙂
I have gone through the list of games, I’ve made before and figured out that some games just don’t exist.
So, here is a new list, I’m planning to include in All-in-One Solitaire 2 game:
Agnes Solitaire
Algerian Solitaire
Alternation Solitaire
Calculation Solitaire
Canfield Solitaire
Crazy Quilt Solitaire
Deal With It Solitaire
Deuce Solitaire
Diplomat Solitaire
Eight Off Solitaire
Flower Garden Solitaire
Forty Thieves Solitaire
Maze Solitaire
Power Solitaire
Seahaven Solitaire
Spiderette Solitaire
Sultan Solitaire
Thieves of Egypt Solitaire
Wasp Solitaire
Yukon Solitaire

An impressive (at least for me) pack of 20 solitaire games.
The idea is to first release beta version with 2-3 games, and then eventually add other games, gathering feedback at the same time.
The same way as I did with All-Peaks Solitaire game.
I’m going to use Haxe/OpenFL as a development tool, although OpenFL is still quit buggy… 🙁

pozirk.games

January 9th, 2017

Just bought pozirk.games domain name!
So far, didn’t come up with any real use, but it looks cool. 😎
I wish I could register it with my favorite Internet.bs, but they don’t sell .game TLD, so I have registered domain with crappy GoDaddy, they were the cheapest. 🙁
Btw, .game TLD is also available, but it’s much more expensive.

All-Peaks Solitaire flash version release

December 29th, 2016

I’m finally releasing flash version of All-Peaks Solitaire game.
Game now has 3 modes: Tri-Peaks, Pyramid and Lamp(mode with my own game rules).
I’m planning to release mobile version of the game in 2017 and start working on two new games.

I know, making game trailers is not my strong suit.
Happy New 2017 (or 2560) Year! 🙂

Let’s Encrypt

September 28th, 2016

Let's Encrypt logo
Thank to Let’s Encrypt, I was finally able to move all of my websites and sub-domains to SSL.
It was not that hard to obtain all the required certificates, install them and setup an auto update.
Most awesome features about Let’s Encrypt are:
– it’s FREE;
– it supports multiple domains;
– while setup, all the certificates are updated automatically;
– I even use it for my mail server, and FTP, and SVN. Ya, encrypt everything! 🙂

I was also able to setup SSL certificate with NodeJS, so back-end for my games will slowing start moving to SSL connection too.

All-Peaks Solitaire in beta

September 16th, 2016
All-Peaks Solitire Beta version of All-Peak Solitaire game is already available for online player at my website.
I have already finished with graphics and sfx as well as background music.
So far only game ha only 4 layouts, but I’m going to add more soon.

Pozirk.pro и Pozirk.info

September 3rd, 2016

Какой-то мудак купил домены pozirk.pro и pozirk.info и сделал точную копию моего сайта.
Если whois не врёт, то этот мудак:
Registrant Name: Aleksandr Stroganov
Registrant Organization: Private Person
Registrant Street: Matveevskoe p
Registrant City: moskva
Registrant State/Province: moskovskaya
Registrant Postal Code: 119501
Registrant Country: RU
Registrant Phone: +7.9836638348
Registrant Email: ffjfjff@gmail.com

Судя по тому, что за последнюю неделю на мой сайт валило куча спам-траффика с сайта onclickads[dot]net, мудила решил сделать точную копию моего сайта и загонять туда трафик, чтобы зарабатывать на чужом контенте.
Для мудака это, видимо, обычное дело, бо на его имеил зарегистрировано ещё куча других сайтов:
mudak

UPDATE: Тут только что заметил, мудак изменил мою страницу About у себя. Теперь разрабтчиком Pozirk Games являюсь не я, а какой-то “Azmun Dedich”:
mudak2

Этот урод начал нагонять трафик на свой сайт по 100-200к в день, частично он перепадает и мне, бо некоторые файлы всё ещё грузятся с моего сайта.
Учитывая что на его сайте стоят мои Google Analytics и Google Adsense, а игры не работают, непонятно нахрена ему всё это надо.

All-Peaks Solitaire, first screenshot

July 15th, 2016

Trying to find sometime to work on All-Peaks Solitaire between all these holidays and moving/renovations, I have.
Here is first screenshot:
allpeaks
If lucky enough time-wise, I’m planning to release beta version of the game by the end of July.
I guess, I need to register a domain name asap, until some “nice guy” did it for me.