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Anyone think they can create a good strategy game for iMessage?

01-19-2013, 04:35 PM
#1
Anyone think they can create a good strategy game for iMessage?

I've been playing a bit of Connect 4 recently (see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lt9x3owwtk...2022.24.16.png) and got to wondering if there was some kind of game that would utilise more of the emojis, maybe a war/battle game of some description? Obviously there's Chess, but I think it'd be more fun if we could come up with something original, simpler and more modern if possible. I'm not really one for board games at all so I'm not familiar with many of the mechanics used in anything other than Connect 4. Someone here must be able to supply the spark that lights the fire! Any ideas?
01-20-2013, 03:46 PM
#2
Are you copy/pasting that message every time and then replacing a white tile with your colour? Why would you choose to do that over downloading a multiplayer game, like Letterpress or something?

01-20-2013, 07:45 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by lepeos View Post
Are you copy/pasting that message every time and then replacing a white tile with your colour? Why would you choose to do that over downloading a multiplayer game, like Letterpress or something?
Yeah, we were. It's a lot less time consuming than it looks, more time is spent figuring out your move than copying/altering/sending the message. We were already chatting anyway and my friend isn't much of a gamer so it was really just a neat little experiment. Now we occasionally throw a game of Connect 4 into our conversations without notice. I'm kind of intrigued just how far someone could take iMessage gaming, I've yet to see anything more ambitious than Chess.

So I guess the answer to your question is that old nod to humankind and its fascination with experimentation... we do it because we can
01-21-2013, 03:57 PM
#4
You know I actually tried this today with my girlfriend and you're right, it does work quite well. Bravo. And to think I had been been trying to think of an acerbic comment to ridicule you with when I first saw this. Can't think of any other games though, Battleship maybe but you'd need to take a screenshot of your setup or something which is a bit cumbersome.
01-21-2013, 07:19 PM
#5
Haha, no worries. It was actually my friend who suggested it and I wasn't too optimistic either until she forced me into playing.
01-21-2013, 08:50 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Houston, TX
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There's always tic-tac-toe. Not exactly a great strategy game, but it's fun!
01-21-2013, 08:23 PM
#7
I actually find this pretty cool. Never bothered downloading Emoji, but I'll get it just to try this out with my gf.

TTT is another game you could play, but it's a little too simple and short.

Last edited by backtothis; 01-21-2013 at 08:50 PM.
01-21-2013, 11:58 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I actually find this pretty cool. Never bothered downloading Emoji, but I'll get it just to try this out with my gf.

TTT is another game you could play, but it's a little too simple and short.
You don't have to download emoji's apps if that is what you mean; you can just add an "international" keyboard and presto - a huge array of emoji at your fingertips

This connect 4 game has exploded recently. Seems like everywhere I turn people are playing. It's pretty fun. Haven't see any others yet but given the sudden popularity of this I expect more on the horizon.
01-22-2013, 12:11 AM
#9
Wait, so the Emoji keyboard selection was already there before I downloaded the app?

Oh, looks like you're right: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4976?v...S&locale=en_US

I thought the option appeared after I downloaded and ran the app. Silly.

Last edited by backtothis; 01-22-2013 at 12:15 AM.
01-22-2013, 12:31 AM
#10
Seems like hella fun. Will try with LOLavi.