Tag Archive: Checkers


Checkers Redux is out now!

The wait is finally over, we have just unleashed our new checkers game on Android, GetJar and LGWorld marketplaces. Here’s the game’s description:

“Here comes the rebirth of one of the most played and entertaining board games on earth; The Checkers!

Play in Single player mode with your phone or in Multiplayer mode with your friends. Track your past performances against your phone and become a Checkers/Draught Master!

Play on Beach, on Leaves, on Paper and with Smileys (all selectable themes, more to come in future versions)

Choose from 4 difficulty levels. From Beginners to Advance level players, this game is for all. Challenge your inner Checkers/Draughts player to beat the phone in the best possible ways!

Intuitive touch controls make it easy to play checkers on your phone, just tap a piece and then tap where you want it to go. If you accidentally hit the wrong spot, the undo buttons let you take back your move and try again.”

Checkout the video after the break!

Here are the Android Market Links:

Paid: https://market.android.com/details?id=excelarz.games.checkersRedux.paid

Free: https://market.android.com/details?id=excelarz.games.checkersRedux.Free

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The wait is finally over, we have just unleashed our new checkers game on Android, GetJar and LGWorld marketplaces. Here’s the game’s description:

“Here comes the rebirth of one of the most played and entertaining board games on earth; The Checkers!

Play in Single player mode with your phone or in Multiplayer mode with your friends. Track your past performances against your phone and become a Checkers/Draught Master!

Play on Beach, on Leaves, on Paper and with Smileys (all selectable themes, more to come in future versions)

Choose from 4 difficulty levels. From Beginners to Advance level players, this game is for all. Challenge your inner Checkers/Draughts player to beat the phone in the best possible ways!

Intuitive touch controls make it easy to play checkers on your phone, just tap a piece and then tap where you want it to go. If you accidentally hit the wrong spot, the undo buttons let you take back your move and try again.”

Checkout the video after the break!

eXcelarz Interactive has just launched a new game on Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Here’s the link to their blog post:

http://www.excelarz.com/blog/?p=322

After the remarkable success of Checkerzzz Lite in Android Market, eXcelarz Interactive has released a paid version with enhanced features titled Checkerzzz Pro. The Checkerzzz follow the rules of conventional Checkers with slight variation making it more flexible and enjoyable for players ensuring them with a pleasing past time. The main features of Checkerzzz Pro are:

  • Challenging Casual, Normal, Pro single player mode
  • Exciting Multiple Player
  • Allows the users to randomize player’s first turn
  • Provide the option to configure undo moves
  • Doesn’t enforce force capture making the game captivating
  • Comes packaged with 4 amazing themes
  • Smooth, impeccable game play
  • Awesome graphics
  • Unique scoring mechanism with Player performance statistics

To check out the game, download Checkerzz Pro from Android Market and have a joyful time playing an all time classic board game in a versatile manner.

For more information, visit http://www.excelarz.com

Finally, I have managed to incorporate the Singleplayer game option in Checkerzzz. For the AI, i used my own algorithm which can be termed as a subset of existing decision tree based algorithms. I have added some randomness factor into it so the user will experience different behavior from the AI every time he/she plays. The AI will also make mistakes sometimes like real players do or it will not gonna let you win otherwise.

I have also launched this version on the Android market (version 1.1), so anyone out there who wants to try it out can download it from there and upgrade their existing version.

Checkerzz has crossed the 1000 mark a couple of days back in terms of Download Count. The overall rating is still around 4.5 with much demand for single player gameplay. I have finished working on it and will be launching the new version shortly. 

After getting a somewhat strong feedback from the Android market (the download count, as of now, has crossed 700 figure in less than a week) and through a number of suggestions that were received, I have decided to rollout an update for Checkerzzz that will include the SinglePlayer game mode. The update is currently under development and I plan to launch it as quickly as I can, most probably by the end of this weekend.

Finally, the game has been launched on the Android Market and is now available for download for free. Special thanks to all my friends and colleagues (especially Rambler and Mx) who consistently backed me up and kept encouraging me all the way 🙂

The gameplay video is pasted here again for quick reference 😛

Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

Checkerzzz – Gameplay Video

Here’s the ‘teaser trailer’ 😛 or a gameplay video of my first Android game. This all started off with some experimentation with the platform, eventually been developed into a full game having mutliplayer game option (for now) and a working menu system :D. All graphics programming is done using the core graphics functions of the Android SDK.

The first version of this game will be available to download from Android market soon. After that, i will start working on the newer version which would have some additional (hopefully exciting) features. 🙂