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App description: (Hong Lok Kai) is a traditional Chinese game.
You must pocket all your opponents counters to win. It is harder than it looks!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR0MdHwLLic

You'll curse at your own or laugh at your opponants miss hits.

The game retains it's natural feel by leaving some of the judgement up to the players rather than adopting a sterile computerized environment.

Features:
Full Screen table
Timer Mode: Time needed to pocket counters
Game Center: Leaderboard to compare times
Hey, it can help you learn basic chinese numbers!

Gui Lo's comments:
Hi all,
康樂棋Lite can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id449792519?mt=8

康樂棋 (Hong Lok Kai) is a traditional Chinese game which is now on the iPad.

You must pocket all your opponents counters to win. It is harder than it looks!

You'll curse at your own or laugh at your opponants miss hits.

The game retains it's natural feel by leaving some of the judgement up to the players rather than adopting a sterile computerized environment.
Features:
Full Screen table
Timer Mode: Time needed to pocket counters
Game Center: Leaderboard to compare times
Hey, it can help you learn basic chinese numbers!

Two player game


Single player timed mode (post times to Game Center)


YouTube Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyWmv..._order&list=UL
08-12-2011, 02:39 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,085
Greeting!

Where are you guys from?

Just got this downloaded and can't wait to try. One thing, since this is the free version, is there a non-lite version coming? If so, what would it be?

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
08-12-2011, 04:51 AM
#3


Teaser:

08-12-2011, 08:31 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Greeting!

Where are you guys from?

Just got this downloaded and can't wait to try. One thing, since this is the free version, is there a non-lite version coming? If so, what would it be?
Hi Currymutton,
We're in Hong Kong. The real game is one of my wife's favorites and all the young, and old kids play so I thought to do a digital version.

I am working on a paid version with more leader boards, achievements and the ability to change counter colours. Should be in the app store within a couple of weeks.

If you have any suggestions please don't hesitate to let me know.

Cheers

Valan
08-12-2011, 08:33 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Thanks Sanuku. Much appreciated.
08-15-2011, 12:48 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,085
Hello,

I am from HKG too.

Played 2 hours on it. Concerns:

1. I think there should be indication which side has turn to play.
2. I am not sure but the "house rule" I used to play, I cannot put the white counter onto the other side and shoot. But you can in this version.
3. I can actually push my counters to the opposite side (directly or indirectly) so that my opponent has to shoot "big rebound" to hit them.
4. I am not sure about the actual physics but in the real game, we can always get the white counter to "fly" over the hole and hit those in the corner, but now, this move almost always means dropping directly into the hole and the corner one is impossible to get to.
5. I am not asking for the option to let the counters "fly" off-board.

Thank you for reading this.

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)