Thursday, May 22, 2014

Boxing Manager Game Round 2 for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

Boxing Manager Game Round 2 is finally available for iOS devices like iPad and iPhone, as well as for Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Now, iPad and iPhone owners can enjoy what owners of Android and Kindle Fire owners have been enjoying!

Boxing Manager Game Round 2 for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

Boxing Manager Game Round 2 is a new, faster version of the popular strategy boxing game. Can you create a champion in an ever-evolving world of 100 unique boxers who train, improve, age, and retire?

Inspired by classic management style boxing games of the past such as World Championship Boxing Manager for the Commodore Amiga. Can you take your boxer stable to the top of the World Heavyweight Boxing Rankings and help them win the World Heavyweight Championship?

Get Boxing Manager Game Round 2 now:



Visit the official Boxing Manager Game website for more information:

Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why Boxing Manager Game Round 2 isn't free for Android or Kindle Fire

Last week, I released an update of my Boxing Manager Game called Boxing Manager Game Round 2 for Android and Kindle Fire. Since the game is basically a faster version of the original game, with no new gameplay features, some might question why it was released as a completely separate game, rather than as a free update for existing owners. I hope this post will answer that question.

Why Boxing Manager Game Round 2 isn't free for Android or Kindle Fire

Ever since I released my Boxing Manager game on Android and Kindle Fire, I've had numerous requests for an iOS version that will run on the iPad and iPhone. The biggest obstacle to me doing this was the fact that the game had been built using a software development kit (SDK) that didn't offer me any way to produce an iOS version. This meant that if an iOS version was going to happen, it was going to have to be completely reprogrammed using a different SDK, and I just didn't want to take that on at the time.

After many months, I finally felt that I had the enthusiasm to tackle the conversion, so I set about converting the code over to Corona SDK, so that I could produce the long-awaited iOS version of Boxing Manager. That version is now available on the iTunes App Store here:

One of the happy side effects of reprogramming the game with Corona SDK was that the game ran a lot faster than the original version that was released for Android and Kindle Fire. While the old SDK (Ren'py) is very good at what it's designed for, visual novels, it was never intended to handle the large amount of data that a game like Boxing Manager deals with, so the game always ran a bit slowly when doing daily updates or simulating fights. Since I could easily produce a new, faster version for Android and Kindle Fire using the Corona code, it seemed unfair to deny those users the opportunity to play the same, faster version that iOS owners can.

The big problem was that Ren'py had its own, built-in save/load system, which was used in the original Boxing Manager game. However, for "Round 2", I had to program a new save/load system from scratch, which, unfortunately, wasn't compatible with the Ren'py system. This incompatibility meant that if I were release Round 2 as an upgrade of the original game, it would have rendered everybody's saved games useless, which wouldn't have been good. Therefore, the only option was to release Round 2 as a totally separate game.

With that in mind, I want to make sure that owners of the original Boxing Manager Game understand that Round 2 is basically the same game, albeit a faster version. I don't want owners of the old game to abandon their existing save games and pay for Round 2 expecting to find a host of new gameplay features, as there are none. If you're happy with the original game then stick with it. However, if you feel you've reached a point in your managerial career where you'd like to start afresh, then you might be interested in the faster features of Round 2.

My intention isn't to make people pay twice for what is practically the same game, I just want to give new Android and Kindle Fire gamers the opportunity to play the same, faster version as iOS owners.

I hope this clears up any confusion.



Enjoy!

Jason

Boxing Manager Game for iOS out now!

Good news... after a long wait, Boxing Manager Game, the Top 10 Android sports game, is finally available for iOS devices like iPad and iPhone.

Now, iPad and iPhone owners can enjoy what owners of Android and Kindle Fire owners have been enjoying!

Boxing Manager Game, the Top 10 Android sports game, is now available for iOS devices like iPad and iPhone

Boxing Manager Game, for fans of strategy boxing games. Can you create a champion in an ever-evolving world of 100 unique boxers who train, improve, age, and retire?

Inspired by classic management style boxing games of the past such as World Championship Boxing Manager for the Commodore Amiga. Can you take your boxer stable to the top of the World Heavyweight Boxing Rankings and help them win the World Heavyweight Championship?

Get Boxing Manager Game Round 2 from the iTunes App Store now:

Visit the official Boxing Manager Game website for more information, and for links to the Android and Kindle Fire versions:

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boxing Manager Game for iOS - iPhone and iPad - coming soon!

After many requests for it, I have finally motivated myself to sit down an reprogram my Boxing Manager game for iOS devices (iPhone & iPad).

Boxing Manager Game for iOS - iPhone and iPad - coming soon!

There's a lot of work to do, as the game has to be completely reprogrammed and rebuilt in a different development SDK to the one that was used for the Android and Kindle Fire version, but at least all the mathematical equations are already figured out and can be reused.

Keep an eye on the official website and my Twitter feed for more information:
https://twitter.com/jasonwebb71

Until next time...

Jason

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zombie Virus Conspiracy for iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire out now

Zombie Virus Conspiracy is out now on the iTunes App Store for iOS ( iPhone & iPad), Google Play for Android, and on the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire and other Android devices.

Can you escape from the deadly zombies and solve the mystery of the zombie virus in this thrilling horror text adventure game?

Your first day as a security guard at Uni-Def Corporation's biological research facility starts calmly. However, when your supervisor fails to return or respond after investigating a security alarm from the lower basement, it takes a serious turn for the worse.

Before long, you're dodging vicious flesh-eating zombies and solving puzzle after puzzle as you attempt to escape with your life from the facility, and try to discover the secret behind the zombie virus, so that mankind can be saved from the horror of the walking dead.


Zombie Virus Conspiracy Adventure is part of a new generation of text adventure games that takes the hugely popular style of text adventure games (sometimes known as interactive fiction) from the 1980s and gives them a 21st Century twist for a new generation of mobile devices. Zombie Virus Conspiracy moves away from the old "VERB NOUN" typed command entry that dates from the 1970s, and instead uses touch friendly command and menu systems. Explore a new world and solve tricky puzzles.

So, are you ready to brave the deadly zombies and discover the awful truth behind the Zombie Virus Conspiracy in this thrilling horror text adventure game?