So many ideas, so little time.

Yahoo Games того

May 14th, 2016

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Ну вот и не стало Yahoo Games.
Благодаря усилиям FGL, игроков All-in-One Solitaire удалось перевести на мои сайты.
Мой VPS стал резко тормозить, а я всё никак не могу перейти с Apache на Nginx или ещё что-нить такое же шустрое.
Спас CloudFlare.com, теперь большая часть траффика идёт через него.

Yahoo потихоньку загибается

March 14th, 2016

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Спасибо за это надо сказать Мариссе Майер, я так полагаю.
Пока не знаю, хорошо это для меня или плохо, All-in-One Solitaire на Yahoo Games остаётся самой популярной игрой, в неё играли 45М+ раз.

All-in-One Mahjong FREE, 1M downloads

January 28th, 2016

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This week free version of All-in-One Mahjong has reached 1M downloads on Google Play.
All-in-One Solitaire is on its way!
Yeah! 🙂

All-in-One Solitaire for Mac

November 14th, 2013

Released All-in-One Solitaire for Mac.

Amazon Mobile Ads ANE

November 12th, 2013

As I’m going to release free versions of Solitaire and Mahjong games on Amazon AppStore, I’ve decided to use Amazon Mobile Ads (+ AdMob of course, Amazon Mobile Ads only work in USA, I guess).
And, as these games are made with Adobe Air, I had made another ANE…
Here it is: Amazon Mobile Ads ANE, available on Github along with source code.

Samsung Apps discount

October 4th, 2013

While Samsung’s developer portal is somewhat buggy, their discount feature worked great for All-in-One Mahjong game.
The game is #2 (or #3, depends on country) in Top paid right now, just a week after the discount.
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I had similar positive results with Amazon FAD for both All-in-One Solitaire & All-in-One Mahjong games.
Even though Solitaire had some critical bugs and thus received a lot of negative reviews, I had an increase in sales afterwards.

All-in-One Solitaire, #1 in NOOK Apps

September 14th, 2013

How could this happen? 🙂
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Node.js

August 25th, 2013

As a back-end for Solitaire and Mahjong games I’m using a separate VPS with Node.js, as a web server, and MySQL database, which I’m hoping to switch to MariaDB some day.
I really like Node.js, it can handle thousands of connections at once on a cheap VPS for ~$10/month.
On July 12 2013, All-in-One Mahjong was promoted on Amazon App Store as a Free App of the Day, and game had ~100k active players a day. But Node.js had absolutely no problems with that, even 512MB of memory was enough.

I’m very new to Node.js, so here are some links, that helped me to know it better:
Manual and Docs: http://nodejs.org/api/
Node.js driver for MySQL: https://npmjs.org/package/mysql
Some tuts: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/node-js-for-beginners/
Forever: http://blog.nodejitsu.com/keep-a-nodejs-server-up-with-forever

Rainbow something…

August 1st, 2013

Finally started new game, things move slowly as I’m still improving Mahjong and Solitaire, and really tired of those two.

Anyway, here is first screenshot from the game, without name yet…
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Yes, it looks like old well-known Lines, and it is Lines, but with some extra features and nice graphics.

No more Adobe AIR for development, I’ve tried it once, and don’t want to use it again for mobile.
This time I’m using Haxe, OpenFL and FlashDevelop.

FGL Ninja Awards 2012

May 19th, 2013
All-in-One SolitaireAll-in-One Solitaire won in FGL Ninja Awards 2012:
https://www.fgl.com/other/ninjaawards2012/
Yahooooooo!