Universal [Open Beta] Addagrams - Attention Word Lovers!

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    Looking for players and feedback for Addagrams, a casual (but challenging!) word game that builds on your previous answers. Check the sample gameplay vid below (for iPhone and iPad).

    New this update:
    - Puzzle Selection screen
    - scoring/saved scores
    - "check rack" option
    - assorted bug fixes

    Testflight: https://testflight.apple.com/join/JHSKgGvB
    Website: addagrams.com

     
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    Addagrams 0.6.0 is now ready for you!

    BIG NEWS: RULE CHANGE

    Hints are now available for use in the daily puzzle. But...

    Using the hint button prevents you from earning the perfect round bonus point for that round.

    Note, using the hint button makes it impossible to achieve a perfect score (required for entry in the 99 Club). But, you can replay the daily multiple times.

    See below for the full list of new features and happy 'gramming!

    Addagrams 0.6.0 Change Log
    - Hint Button rule change (using the hint button prevents you from earning the bonus point for a perfect round)
    - The "initials entry" looks and works better (the selector arrows are now functional!)
    - A bigger dictionary with more puzzles!
    - UI improvements (buttons, colors, etc.)


    Testflight: https://testflight.apple.com/join/JHSKgGvB
    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nosenfield.addagrams
    Website: https://addagrams.com
     
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    #7 Tilt, Jun 17, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2022
    Release Update: Addagrams 0.7.0

    Ok, two things:

    1. We've got another big update this time :)
    2. We can't post the android version just yet :( waiting on a replacement device to continue debugging

    So in the meantime here's the iOS version! https://testflight.apple.com/join/JHSKgGvB

    No rule changes this time, but a much more polished experience: new splash screen, new landing screen, improved tutorial, "grape juice", daily puzzle cache bug fixes, and a few others.

    We'll let you know as soon as the android build is approved for the play store.

    And on a more personal note...

    Phew, what an update. We had all these separate pieces of the experience built (gameplay, free play menu, daily puzzle menu) but no structure yet. I had been using a messaging layer for inter-scene communication, which was great when the experience was still uncertain and I needed more "plug and play" ability. But now that things have solidified a bit I found it was causing more problems than it was solving, so I traded off flexibility for simplicity and refactored to static references.

    I'm really happy with how it turned out though. And the new splash screen is so smooth. That one definitely took a little grinding. Who knew you had to restart the device between installs to get startup screen changes to register? Well, now I do, ha.

    Hopefully the new point graphics help balance what was some rather austere feedback. Interestingly, the hardcore players have already voiced their dislike of it because "it takes too long". I thought that might happen, so I'll probably push out a new setting to the player config to skip animations. Easily solved and gives me another reason to get to work on the "settings" experience.

    The daily puzzle is still causing issues every now and then (not recaching). It's a backend issue and I've been thinking of swapping in Beamable for Firebase for a while, but just haven't found the time or motivation to learn/implement a new tool. Maybe next update...

    Until next time, happy gramming!
     
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    #9 Tilt, Jun 30, 2022 at 6:58 PM
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2022 at 7:22 PM
    Android Release Update: Addagrams 0.7.1

    Hello, green bubble friends! The newest Addagrams update is now available for Android:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nosenfield.addagrams

    It looks and feels great on our new Galaxy A8 tablet. So glad to finally move past Kitkat 4.4.1. This was such a huge blocker for us because the newest Unity version stopped support for anything below Lollipop (which our Note 4 couldn't handle, lol). Ah, sweet, sweet progress.

    Featuring:


    - UI Overhaul
    - Polish + Juice

    - Daily puzzle caching problems are finally fixed!*

    Happy gramming!

    * We think... If you have any issues with this please let us know!
     

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