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App description: #1 board game in stores: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, South Korea, Thailand!
= Top 10 in more than 20 stores!
= Featured "New and Noteworthy","What's Hot" by Apple in 23 places!
= All 5 stars from reviews on iTunes!


= Intro:

Connect6 is a two-player board game similar to Gomoku or Renju. But it's far more complex, interesting and fair.
~It has many features and has the potential to become the newest popular board game!~

= Reviews:

"This game has a lot of potential. Too bad it's not invented earlier or it would have been the best board game ever." -superarts.org

"If you like GO-like abstracts you will like this. The rules are simple. The games are both deep and quick. The implementation is polished and perfect."

"For people that enjoy games like connect 4, or 5 in a row, this is a great variation with plenty of challenge, and plenty of eye candy." -toucharcade.com

"Very clean classical style approach to the user interface. Easy navigation and feature rich. Perfect blending of the UIKit and Cocos2d. It stands out above the crowd!" -cocos2d-iphone.org

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi7ZP3XaDPA

= Rules:

Black puts the first black stone on the Go-like board.

Then, White and Black alternately place TWO of their own stones on empty intersections of the board in each turn.
So the stones' sequence looks like: "B, W W, B B, W W, B B, .... (B:black, W:white)

The player who FIRST gets SIX or more stones in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) wins the game.


= Important Features

1. Easy Rules:
Rules are similar to the traditional game of Gomoku (5-in-a-row) or Renju.

2. Fairness:
Connect6 games are FAIR, in the sense that the first player always has ONE MORE STONE than the second after making each move.

*Fairness might be the most important and interesting feature of Connect6.
In Connect6:
There is no advantage of the first move, not like most of other board games. So there is no need to impose some extra rules like Renju.
The game board can be of infinite size.

3. Complexity:
Since in Connect6 each move requires two stones to be placed on the board, the game is more complex then Gomoku.

The State-space and game-tree complexity are much higher than in Gomoku or Renju. And are even similar to that in Go and Chess.


= Game Features

FOUR GAME MODES:


** Single Game
3 game difficulty levels against Computer.
3 sizes of the game board. (11x11, 15x15, 19x19)
Undo & Hint functions help to learn and play the correct move.
Auto save game records and archives the finished games with a screenshot for review. Games can be replayed.

** VS Game
Play with friend on a single iPhone device.

** Online Game
Play game on Apple's GameCenter server with your friends or auto-matched ones wherever they are.
Save your scores on GameCenter.

** Puzzles
5 difficulty levels.
180 interesting game puzzles.

** Other features
Support iPhone4 Retina display.
Universal App for both iPhone and iPad, support of the fullscreen play on iPad with auto-rotation.
Colorful combination lines help player not to miss any chance of attack or defense!
Smooth animations give the impression of playing the real board game!
Magnifier.
The control of it uses Drag/Drop just like on a real board.
Smart way of auto-zooming to match the display.(for iPhone)


= History

-2005:
- Professor I-Chen Wu presented Connect6 at the 11th Advances in Computer Games Conference (ACG'11).
- Connect6 entry has been put into the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect6

-2006:
- Connect6 became a tournament item of the Computer Olympiad.
- The First Annual NCTU Cup Connect6 Open Tournament was held in Hsinchu.

-2007:
- Taiwan Connect6 Association (TC6A) was officially formed and approved by Taiwan government.
- The first Russian Connect6 championship was held.

inworkin's comments:
Dear all on TA: We are excited to announce the launch of new game "Connect 6" on App Store.

What's Connect 6: check it out from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect6 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi7ZP3XaDPA

Trust us, the Connect6 game is fantastic and we do beleve it will be popular soon. (Please see the description)




Feedback welcome, thanks.

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v 1.0.1 updated:

New Features:
• Add international support: Deutsch,日本語,简体中文,繁体中文
, and more localized description on iTunes!!
• Add sound effects.
• Add "Skip Animation" function in Puzzle.
• Add open/close magnifier options.
• Add review link towards AppStore in feedback option.
• Artworks redesigned.

Changes:
• Disable "hold to set stone" action.

Fix Bug:
• Sometime online game won't start. (It's not cool, so please upgrade this version to avoid it.)
04-07-2011, 12:32 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
04-11-2011, 07:32 AM
#4
I picked this up because I love these sorts of board games and this one had puzzles included - my soft spot for sure. I overlooked the typo in the app info screen (tow instead of two) but then was disappointed the rules have typos in them as well. (balck instead of black, arraw instead of arrow, etc). I hope that all can get fixed in an update pronto. It just loses it's polish when there are obvious typos all over the place.

Only played a couple games and it played well, but the typos and a little engrish that snuck in are still stuck in my mind. Please dev update and fix these so I can feel confident recommending this game to others.
04-18-2011, 01:08 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
I picked this up because I love these sorts of board games and this one had puzzles included - my soft spot for sure. I overlooked the typo in the app info screen (tow instead of two) but then was disappointed the rules have typos in them as well. (balck instead of black, arraw instead of arrow, etc). I hope that all can get fixed in an update pronto. It just loses it's polish when there are obvious typos all over the place.

Only played a couple games and it played well, but the typos and a little engrish that snuck in are still stuck in my mind. Please dev update and fix these so I can feel confident recommending this game to others.
Thanks for your reply, we are very sorry for the typo error. And they will be fixed in version 1.0.2 with a totally redesigned iPad version.
04-18-2011, 09:25 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 13
I seems funny.
Would you like to provide some promo code. I think many people would like to play.