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Would anyone be interested in a bridge game

12-02-2008, 11:44 AM
#1
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Would anyone be interested in a bridge game

Hi, I have been waiting for some developer, any developer to either port or develop a bridge game for the ipod touch/iphone. But none have arrived.

So I was wondering since this site is so popular with ipod touch/ iphone gamers and developers, is there any interest out there for bridge on the ipod touch/iphone?

It seems to me that the interface style of the ipod touch/iphone is so condusive to card games that the mac daddy of card games should make an appearance on it and it would play great on this device.

Even better would be if the ACBL sanctioned some bridge learner series games to get people into bridge that would be free or really cheap.

Oh well, that is my wishful thinking. Maybe the demographic of people who have iphones or ipod touches are just not into bridge.
12-02-2008, 12:56 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Upper Michigan
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I agree, a good online card game is needed. One of the classic "Trump" games would be great. I personnally like Smear (similar to Pitch), but not many people have heard about it!

12-02-2008, 01:30 PM
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and here i was thinking you were talking about a bridge game like pontifex
12-02-2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mek View Post
just mek it
Off topic...nice one =)

On topic...AI is rough when it comes to card games, especially one like Bridge. I've wanted to try the 2 or 3 Euchre games but I'm not sure how good your partner's AI is. Bridge has an even bigger hurdle when it comes to partner AI.

I'm sure one will be out eventually, it's just getting that developer to put the time and effort into it I suppose.
12-02-2008, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mek View Post
and here i was thinking you were talking about a bridge game like pontifex
Yeah I originally was talking about the card game bridge but I looked pontifex up and that looks fun, so I want that one too.

@dlogik: Yeah the A.I. would be hard to do, but somebody could port an already existing bridge game. Bridge Baron would be great to play on my ipod touch!!!

I have seen online that handmark (a developer or distributor of iphone/ipod touch games) distributes a version of Omar Sharif bridge for symbian series phones, so maybe they will port it over.
12-02-2008, 09:06 PM
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Only 70 year-old grandmothers play Bridge. Us cool kids spend our free time playing extreme board games such as Boggle and Shoots & Ladders...
12-02-2008, 09:15 PM
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No!!!!! Bridge is good fun, whatever age you are!
12-02-2008, 09:18 PM
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No!!!!! Bridge is good fun, whatever age you are!
A great man once said: "UK people are weird". That man's name: EDNG...
12-15-2008, 11:35 PM
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Definitely

I'd love to have a bridge game for the iPhone - I'd be thrilled to have a port of Omar Sharif's Bridge. That game was popular among me and my friends in the mid nineties, so much so that Sharif's spoken audio clips entered into our lexicon and still resurface every once in a while.

"That was... GOOD play."

Two weeks ago, I actually emailed the sales department of Bridge Baron, which is apparently one of the top bridge games today (or maybe I'm just listening to their marketing). I got back a one line response:

"I know it is under consideration, but no immediate plans are in the future"

I've also seen some secondhand mention of Freeverse having a "3D Card Games - Bridge" game in the works, but their own iPhone games page says no such thing. Their forum does contain an unanswered forum inquiry, though.

iPhone-owning bridge fanatics need to start making some noise.
01-26-2009, 01:38 PM
#10
Bridge Card Game

Freeverse issued a press release last July ( http://news.freeverse.com/archives/2008/07/ ) saying that they planned to release 3D Card Games by the end of September 2008. The press release made waves, gaining coverage from Inside Mac Games, MacWorld, IGN and Touch Arcade. Clearly that never happened, although there has been no comment from Freeverse on the delay, or acknowledging the games as vaporware. It's a shame that there is an abundance of different card games for Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and Palm, but not for the iPhone -- at least for those of us who prefer Bridge, Spades, Euchre, Canasta, Rummy, and Pinochle to Blackjack and Poker. There's dozens of different Blackjack and Poker games on the iPhone, but not one Bridge game? What' up with that?

Last edited by fragilehero; 01-26-2009 at 01:42 PM.