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2KB Games - Part 4


Backgammon Masters: update 1.6.2

We are happy to announce new version 1.6.2. of “Backgammon Masters”. We added a new game mode “One touch move” and we really hope that you will like it. We also implemented some interface changes and updated game rules.

Change list for 1.6.2:

– Main chat displays the number of active and total players in the chat room
– Main chat displays last 10 messages
– Doubling cube moves to the side which has the right to raise
– Added game mode “One touch move”. Click once on the checker to make it move. If a checker can move both with first and second dice then player can change the order of dice. This option can be enabled in “Settings” and is turned off by default.
– Added status indicators for friends upon inviting to a game. Red indicator – your friend is busy and not available for a game, green indicator – your friend is online and ready to play. No indicator – friend has not connected to the game and invitation is only possible via push-notification.
– Added notification in mini-profile upon changes in friends list
– Graphical interface changes
– Lowered price for friend list expansion 2 times
– Icons adapted for iOS 7
– Backgammon style is indicated upon inviting to a game
– Fixed bug in game rules. This bug allowed not to use both dice as required.
– Fixed bug upon calculating game results for a backgammon win
– Fixed various bugs and crashes

Backgammon Masters: update 1.6.0

friends_ruDear players, we would like to share some information about the upcoming update. This time we added a lot of new features. Now players can add others to their friend list and invite to a game using Push-notifications. This way one can invite a player to game even if they aren’t online. In the future we plan on adding private messaging between friends. We also added a black list which allows to ignore unfavorable players both in chat and in game lobby.

We also fixed a bug with font display on iPad Mini (1st generation).

The current update has been sent to Apple for review and will be available in the nearest future.

Happy gaming and thank you for your support!

In the future versions we will concentrate on internet game stability and tourneys.

Change list for version 1.6:

– Added friend system and black list
– Added a filtering system in chat and games based on black list
– Added option to invite friends to game using Push-notifications
– Added support for Mac with Retina Display
– Added section “Penalties” in internet game rules
– Fixed critical bug related to iPad Mini
– Fixed bug upon game with DICE+
– Fixed bug related to display of dice roll statistics
– Fixed various small bugs

Backgammon Masters: update 1.5.11

Version 1.5.11 is available! In the new version we implemented individual dice roll statistics for every player and a way to check them. You can check dice roll statistics in the statistics section where you will see: total stats, last match stats, game history and rating. Why is this needed? First of all, to see how fair are dice generated in the game. Furthermore, we changed the update mechanism. Now the game resources will be downloaded separately from our servers. This allowed us to reduce game size drastically. This should make future updates faster. Good luck in the game!

Change list for 1.5.11:
– Added Christmas theme
– Added total statistics for dice rolls in internet game
– Implemented resource downloading from server. Reduced size of original application
– Updated “Help” section
– Fixed various small bugs

Backgammon Masters: update 1.5.10

Dear players, update 1.5.10 will soon be available free for download on iOS, Mac and Android. This update includes new extra options and also improves stability of the game as we have fixed a lot of bugs. Online game will not be available on the old version anymore. Here is the full change list:

– Added name change option in online game. Button to change name can be found in player’s profile
– Added option to reset statistics and ranking. Button to reset statistics can be found in online statistics section
– Added connectivity indicator in game lobby
– Added iOS 7 keyboard
– Fixed bug relating to hang ups of internet game
– Fixed all known crashes
– Fixed bug in Old English game when playing against AI
– Fixed various small bugs

Backgammon Masters: update 1.5.9.

Dear players, we are happy to announce that update 1.5.9 for Backgammon Masters is available. We completely redesigned match results window and added a rematch option. We also fixed a lot of bugs.

Change list for update 1.5.9:

– Added rematch option. “Rematch” button can be found at match result window. The rematch match has the same rules as the previous match. Rematch begins after mutual agreement of players
– Added chat in match result window
– Changed match result window
– Changed rating result placement. Now they are displayed in match result window
– Changed “Move confirmation” mode. Now move confirmation will be automatic once timer ends and the move is completed but not yet confirmed. Previously this led to a “You didn’t make a move” notice
– Changed local statistics. Upon leaving the match the loss is displayed in statistics
– Fixed bug in “Leave App Review” window for iOS7
– Fixed crash in Bluetooth game
– Fixed crash in GameCenter
– Fixed crash upon bet raise after end of turn
– Fixed rare bug, which lead to match hanging up
– Fixed various bugs and crashes

Backgammon masters: update 1.5.8

Dear players, we are happy to announce that soon we will release update 1.5.8 in which we added iOS7 support and also fixed lots of game bugs and crashes.

List of changes for 1.5.8:

– Added iOS 7 support
– Fixed surrender bug
– Fixed several bugs which lead to application crash
– Fixed last match statistics display
– Fixed online bug that lead to hanging up of a match
– Fixed various small bugs
– Fixed bug at end of match upon bearing off the last checker from the board
– Fixed bug which lead to frequent display of “Awaiting opponent’s response” message
– Fixed bug upon launching the game, which prompted user to turn on Bluetooth
– Fixed bug in “Hotseat” mode which wrongly showed unfinished game message

Backgammon Masters: update 1.5.7

Quick phrasesDear players, we are announcing the next update for Backgammon Masters which already available for free update.

Change list of update 1.5.7:
– Added quick texts for chat during the game
– Implemented system for sending of crash reports to developers
– Added notification of points that you will lose upon: surrendering, refusing a bet, quitting the game
– Upon quitting the game\losing connection the player receives a gammon lose (2 points) if no checkers were borne off
– A player can surrender when one of the players has all the checkers in home board. Surrender requires opponent’s confirmation. If opponent confirms surrender, then he wins. Otherwise, the game goes on. Amount of points lost upon surrender are calculated automatically and shown to both players
– Fixed crash upon game start
– Fixed bug in game rules where with all checkers in home board some moves are prohibited
– Fixed bug in game rules which allowed to use only one dice
– Fixed bug with emoticon selection (iPhone)
– Fixed bug with display of money games in spectators view
– Fixed bug with bet raise
– Changed some interface elements
– Fixed various other minor bugs

Backgammon Masters: update 1.5.6

rules_11@2xDear players, we are happy to announce that our game became one of the first to support DICE+. DICE+ is a white electronic game dice with transparent borders. The dice can be connected via Bluetooth to a device which runs our app. Each DICE+ roll is registered on the device. The dice has a few sensors to detect the rolls and their power and if the roll was unfair. One side can be moved to reveal a connection slot to USB for charging. The developers of this device, friends from Poland, have informed us that once you charge the dice you can play for 20 hours. The dice has 6 LED displays on each side and can display many colors. Playing with DICE+ in the evening is really fun! Be one of the first to order the unique DICE+ device!

Click to order DICE+

We are also continuing work on improvements of online game. We fixed a few game errors and added 18 new emoticons as recommended by players. In main menu we added game settings window (“hotseat”, bluetooth-game, GameCenter game).

Full list of changes for version 1.5.6:

– Fixed bug in game rules when moving checkers from bar
– Fixed bug with display of dice when “move confirmation” is enabled
– Changed settings interface. Game settings are brough to main menu
– Added emoji emoticons
– Added DICE+ support for “Hotseat mode”
– Tourney games are distinguished in spectator view
– In spectator view bet amount is displayed
– Before rolling dice are displayed as transparent
– In “Auto roll” mode the delay before rolling happens only when Doubling cube is available
– In games with “No running” option enabled a player loses 2 points (gammon) when timing out or disconnecting from the server

Masters of Backgammon update 1.5.5

hostgatorDear players, our provider Hostgator, on which we have our online server started reorganization of data center without warning us of potential problems that might occur. As a result during last two weeks we had lots of disconnection issues with the server. On 7th of August HostGator will stop providing all services, including game server for “Backgammon Masters”. Therefore we decided to switch to a new server. We released update 1.5.5 with changed server settings and also some bug fixes. The players who don’t update game until version 1.5.5 will not be able to participate in online game starting from 7th of August. The update is available for iOS and will soon be available for Android and Mac as well.

Change list for 1.5.5:

– Changed network settings for internet game
– Fixed bug in game rules upon taking checkers off the bar
– Added auto bearoff feature in narde

Masters of Backgammon: update 1.5.4

news_buttonDear players, we are announcing the next update for Backgammon Masters which is scheduled for release at around 1st of August.
This update fixes a lot of errors, some of them critical. Additionally to the fixes the game now features an “Auto Bearoff” feature, which allows you do bear off checkers from the home board automatically. In the future, we will do our best to publish a detailed tutorial on all game modes.
We also changed interface of the main menu. We hope that the new layout will be more convenient and players won’t have to look for the Help section anymore.
We have included a list with details of changes.

List of changes:
– Fixed error in game rules where checker has to move for the value of the biggest dice if no other moves are available
– Fixed error in game rules where checker has to move for the value of both dice if such moves are available
– Fixed bug in AI game. AI can no longer offer a bet when it is not allowed.
– Fixed bug in “Move confirmation” mode
– Fixed a rare bug, when AI could not make a move
– Fixed a bug with sound after a call
– Fixed crash upon creation of internet game
– Fixed crash upon saving of single player game
– Fixed crash upon saving of play stats
– Fixed crash upon closing the application
– Fixed crash upon launching application in OSX 10.8.4
– Fixed crash in internet games
– Fixed crash upon opening player’s profile
– Fixed crash upon opening the application
– In tournament table tournaments are numbered
– Improved mechanism of reestablishing internet games in online mode
– Changed main menu interface
– Changed game menu interface
– Added “Auto Bearoff” feature, which is activated once all checkers are in home board (except Narde). Can be enabled in options.
– Added notification of unstable internet during the game

Additionally, we offer every player an opportunity to test further updates prior to releasing them. Click here and follow the instructions to join 2KB beta testers team. Once you have added your device you will receive a notification e-mail once the update is available for testing.

We thank you all for supporting the project and wish you best of luck!