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Offline Apo
« Posted 2009-03-25 14:57:29 »


I want to show you my 2 newest games.


ApoPolarium is a highly addictive puzzle game. The original Polarium (Chokkan Hito-fude (直感ヒトフデ, Chokkan Hito-fude) in Japan) is developed by Mitchell Corporation for the Nintendo DS. In the game, players use a stylus to draw lines on the DS's touch screen, flipping black and white tiles to clear puzzles.
But the game in the challenge mode is to hard in my opinion and I dislike the controls.
Thats the reason why I made this java-game. =)

Download + Applet: Click here



I like the flash game "light bot". But I miss an editor and the possibility to have a different number of functions for each level. So I make a java version. =)
In ApoBot your job is to redye the blue tiles into red ones by the commands you issue to the ApoBot.

Download + Applet: Click here

Offline irreversible_kev

Junior Devvie

« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-03-25 16:03:20 »

ApoBot is quite fun, and I like how you have to think of your function1 and function2. Very cool.
Offline SimonH
« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-03-25 16:22:57 »

Like it! I can see ApoBot being useful as an educational tool.
It'd be nice to have a 'show solution' button though!

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Offline Apo
« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-03-25 17:04:54 »

Yes, ApoBot was developed with the intention to be an education tool. I'm tutor at my university and I hope it is useful to illustrate how to use functions or recursion.

I don't like the idea with the "show solution" button. Perhaps it's ok, when the button becomes visible after 30 minutes. What do you think?
Offline Morre

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-03-28 07:40:16 »

Apo: You sent me a PM quite some time ago. I was late in responding to this, but I did eventually send a response to you. I just wanted to bring your attention to this as I haven't heard from you since I sent my response Smiley

Offline atomhamster

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-03-31 10:29:21 »

i really liked polarium and was surprised what you did with it. nice one!
im not sure if i like the new ability to just draw as many lines as needed. you should definately count them and put them into your score as well, if that is not yet in there.
Offline hexatronic
« Reply #6 - Posted 2009-03-31 15:34:51 »

I tried ApoBot, I think it is quite fun. It is similar to a board game called RoboRally. I think the UI could be a bit more intuitive, e.g. allowing double click as well as drag.

Offline Apo
« Reply #7 - Posted 2009-03-31 19:08:31 »


You don't have to drag the commands. The highlighted command (thats the command with the yellow border) will be set when you click in an empty function field. Try it out. With the mousewheel you can change the highlighted command.

What do you mean? You have to clear the puzzles in one continuous stroke.
Offline Jackal von ÖRF

Junior Devvie

« Reply #8 - Posted 2009-03-31 19:47:17 »

I liked the ApoBot. I played through the medium and hard levels. As hexatronic said, double clicking would be useful, for example so that by double clicking a command it would add it to the previously selected function.

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