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iPad: Tablet Solitaire

03-21-2010, 08:23 PM
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Tablet Solitaire

We're proud to announce Tablet Solitaire. It's the classic Klondike Solitaire (or Patience) you probably know and it was completely written from scratch for the iPad. We paid a lot of attention to great looking graphics and animations and we hope you like it.
It supports all orientations, drag & drop of cards, has unlimited undo and changeable rules (draw 1 or 3 cards, limit passes). We've also composed 2 pieces of nice and relaxing background music, or you can listen to your own music.
Below are some screenshots and a short video. Tablet Solitaire will probably be available at launch or short after.








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03-22-2010, 03:54 PM
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Looks really nice, but in vertical orientation, the cards look a bit small.

The menu bar and rim also look really nice.

Looks like I'll have to spend a bit on iTunes when I get my iPad.

03-22-2010, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fleabag323 View Post
Looks really nice, but in vertical orientation, the cards look a bit small.

The menu bar and rim also look really nice.

Looks like I'll have to spend a bit on iTunes when I get my iPad.
Do you mean the portrait orientation? We'll do some further experiencing with the card sizes, thanks for your feedback.

We still didn't decide about the price, but it won't be much (1-2$ range). We're also considering an ad supported version, but don't really want to "destroy" the nice graphics with some ugly ads.

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03-22-2010, 05:31 PM
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I also like the menu bar and the "woodgrain" effect of the border. It's like a little table. It will prevent the cards from falling onto the floor when the screen is tilted.

I prefer to play in landscape mode, because as far as I am concerned, the bigger the cards the better. I think one mistake a lot of developers make on their solitaire games is that the cards are hard to read because the numbers are too small. Maybe this won't be an issue on the iPad, though...
Just my opinion.
03-22-2010, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DrummerB View Post
Do you mean the portrait orientation? We'll do some further experiencing with the card sizes, thanks for your feedback.

We still didn't decide about the price, but it won't be much (1-2$ range). We're also considering an ad supported version, but don't really want to "destroy" the nice graphics with some ugly ads.
Yeah, portrait. There seems to be a big open space at the bottom. When you have big stacks, it looks fine, but otherwise, it looks a bit empty. I wouldn't recommend ads, and I mean that there are so many good-looking iPad games coming out!
03-22-2010, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gekkota View Post
I prefer to play in landscape mode, because as far as I am concerned, the bigger the cards the better. I think one mistake a lot of developers make on their solitaire games is that the cards are hard to read because the numbers are too small.
Well, the screenshots above are resized to 75% so that they fit the board. Here is a 100% sized image of the cards:



Do you think the numbers are hard to read? Changing the size wouldn't be a big deal since we rendered the cards with a script.

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Originally Posted by Fleabag323 View Post
Yeah, portrait. There seems to be a big open space at the bottom. When you have big stacks, it looks fine, but otherwise, it looks a bit empty. I wouldn't recommend ads, and I mean that there are so many good-looking iPad games coming out!
The problem is the width of the screen which is limiting the size of the cards, because we have a fixed size ratio. One thing we could do is to move everything down a bit, or change the hight of the piles.

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03-22-2010, 05:49 PM
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It's hard to tell since I am not looking at it on an iPad (yet!)
I think if you were to make the center icon (heart, spade, etc.) slightly smaller and the numbers in the corner a little bigger it would be perfect! When you are playing solitaire, the numbers are the most important thing to look at.
03-22-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DrummerB View Post
Well, the screenshots above are resized to 75% so that they fit the board. Here is a 100% sized image of the cards:



Do you think the numbers are hard to read? Changing the size wouldn't be a big deal since we rendered the cards with a script.



The problem is the width of the screen which is limiting the size of the cards, because we have a fixed size ratio. One thing we could do is to move everything down a bit, or change the hight of the piles.
The numbers are really easy to read, but I have good eyesight, so I don't know about other people. I guess if you wanted the cards to take up the screen, you could just play it in landscape. Also, right now, the table and cards look a little flat, could you add a tiny bit of shadow underneath the cards and a bit more when you pick up a stack?
03-22-2010, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. We'll adjust the cards a bit and add some shadows.

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03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
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WOW! This looks great. I'm thinking of getting an iPad now and my must buy games are going to be....

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