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iPhone: TanZen UPDATE is OUT!!! (Masters Mode Whoo!!!)

01-04-2009, 06:19 PM
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TanZen UPDATE is OUT!!! (Masters Mode Whoo!!!)

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Originally Posted by Little White Bear Studios View Post
Hey all you TanZen fans, future TanZen fans, and those of you who think TanZen is too easy! Version 1.5 has now been approved by Apple, and should be available in the next couple hours!

New features/changes:

- Masters Mode! Already finished all the current puzzles in TanZen? Are all the puzzles too easy for you? Masters Mode is for you! No more hints. No more puzzle shadows to guide you. All you're getting is a thumbnail image in the corner, and the rest is up to you! When you think you've got it solved, simply double tap in an open area of the screen to see if you're correct. If you're close, your pieces will center themselves against an enlarged puzzle shadow. TanZen will decide if you're complete, and if not, it gives you the opportunity to make any final adjustments. Watch the included Masters tutorial for a walkthrough. Some players wanted TanZen to be even more like the real game of tangrams, and this is it! Good luck, puzzle masters!

- New background music and puzzle completion sound! With the help of Atomicon, TanZen now has a soothing, yet catchy, track to get you into the Zen mood, and a new puzzle completion sound to go with it! And yes, you can turn the music off, or even use your own music. Simply turn off the music on the Options screen, and start your own music outside the game, before starting TanZen.

- Puzzles Reset! Want to start the game over, by erasing all your current progress? Just go to the Info screen, and choose the reset button to clear all the puzzles at once! Don't worry, you'll be given a confirmation warning, so no accidental resetting will happen.

- Tap in an open area of the screen to deselect a piece! Don't like having a piece selected all the time, and you don't want to wait for the selection to timeout? Simply tap in an open area to deselect the current piece.

- Redesigned Info screen! Easy to find items, such as Rules, Options, Reset, Tutorial, Credits and Email Support!

- What's New startup screen! Forgot to read the release notes for the latest update? No problem! Learn what's new with each update when you start the game for the first time. And no nag screens later on. This is a first run only screen.

- Little White Bear startup logo! My personal favorite.


I hope everyone enjoys the update! If you don't see version 1.5 yet, give it an hour or two. The servers are still catching up!

Have fun!
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My thoughts:

Without the background, I cant solve one puzzle. It makes it harder WHOO!!! This is a really big update! He should charge for this update because of all the improvements. Really nice.

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Last edited by superbad; 01-04-2009 at 06:34 PM.
01-04-2009, 06:21 PM
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well i'm a fan of tangrams but maybe someday i will check it out.

01-04-2009, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pante View Post
well i'm a fan of tangrams but maybe someday i will check it out.
Get it, you will not be dissapointed. Anyway on the update, the music is awesome and soothing. Great update LWBS!

Last edited by AndyL; 01-04-2009 at 06:28 PM.
01-04-2009, 06:28 PM
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Is there anyway that Little White Bear Studios is not one of the best developers out there? Everytime I turn around, there are more puzzles added, more options available and all sorts of other good stuff. Just when I think that I might be finished with this app, LWBS does something like this, which increases playability (and replayability) exponentially.

Great Job! I wish all developers cared this much about their app.
01-04-2009, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
Get it, you will not be dissapointed.
is it much better than tangrams? they are both at the same price, and i took tangrams just because i liked screenshots more (at the moment i couldn't find any promo video).
01-04-2009, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for posting, Superbad! You beat me to it, while I was crafting my own post! If anyone would like to see the full list of changes, and explanations, go here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=3329
01-04-2009, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by superbad View Post
Masters Mode (ability to turn off object shadow and just have a small image of the silhouette on top left)
New Music
Reset All Puzzles
Tap Outside selection ring to deselect pieces!

WOOO!

EDIT: Without the background, I cant solve one puzzle. It makes it harder WHOO!!! This is a really big update! He should charge for this update because of all the improvements. Really nice.
I'm glad you like it! Don't worry, I suck at Masters Mode too! If anyone can finish all the current puzzles in that mode (without cheating) in under a year, I'd be very impressed!
01-04-2009, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
Get it, you will not be dissapointed. Anyway on the update, the music is awesome and soothing. Great update LWBS!
Great, AndyL! A lot of work went into the music, so I'm happy to hear you like it!
01-04-2009, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by iago View Post
Is there anyway that Little White Bear Studios is not one of the best developers out there? Everytime I turn around, there are more puzzles added, more options available and all sorts of other good stuff. Just when I think that I might be finished with this app, LWBS does something like this, which increases playability (and replayability) exponentially.

Great Job! I wish all developers cared this much about their app.
You're too kind, iago! But thanks!
01-04-2009, 06:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pante View Post
is it much better than tangrams? they are both at the same price, and i took tangrams just because i liked screenshots more (at the moment i couldn't find any promo video).
It's definitly better than Tangrams. Also just search on Youtube to find some videos.