News Archive (2011)

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30-dec-2011 "Yodd" (invented by Luis Bolaños Mures) is added to the list of available games.
25-dec-2011

Alternative drawings for hexhex boards are added to the Sandbox. Many thanks to Luis Bolaños Mures for providing all the graphics!

25-nov-2011 "Vai Lung Thlan" is added to the list of available games.
21-nov-2011 "Surakarta" is added to the list of available games.
09-nov-2011 "Shibumi Sandbox" tool is added to the site for playing games using Shibumi set: a board with 4x4 holes and a set of black, white and red marbles. The system does not check any rules, players should agree on rules themselves and ensure they follow them.
06-oct-2011 igBot can play Kauri now.
05-oct-2011 igBot can play Lines of Action now.
29-aug-2011 "Ketchup 4.0" (invented by Nick Bentley) is added to the list of available games.
18-aug-2011 igBot can play Coffee now.
10-aug-2011 "Isaac" (invented by Emiliano "Wentu" Venturini) is added to the list of available games.
2-aug-2011 We're holding "Momentum - Beat the Bot" contest to test the abilities of igBot in playing Momentum.
4-jul-2011 igBot can play Freedom now.
1-jul-2011 igBot can play Othello and Anti-Reversi now. Thanks to Ethan Larson for providing an example of AI for Othello.
27-jun-2011 igBot can play Zurero now.
26-jun-2011

Many thanks to Emiliano "Wentu" Venturini for translating the site engine to Italian.

I will appreciate any help with the translation of igGameCenter into other languages.

24-jun-2011 igBot can play Murus Gallicus now.
23-jun-2011 "Coffee" (invented by Néstor Romeral Andrés) is added to the list of available games.
20-jun-2011

Many thanks to Veljko Cirovic for translating the site engine to Serbian.

7-jun-2011 We're holding "Yavalathon" tournament to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the publication of the first game designed by a computer.
6-jun-2011

The following changes and improvements have been made to Statistics:

  • In "General Statistics" it is possible to sort the table by different columns.
  • Separate statistics are shown for games with the different number of players .
31-may-2011 "Hexxagon" (invented by Abraham Edlin and Jason Blochowiak) is added to the list of available games.
27-may-2011 "XiangQi" is added to the list of available games.
12-may-2011 igBot can play Momentum now.
9-may-2011 We're holding "Hippo-Crocco-Botto" contest to test the abilities of igBot in playing Hippos & Crocodiles.
8-may-2011 igBot can play Traffic Lights and Clobber now.
5-may-2011 The first version of igBot is created. Currently it knows to play Connect4 and Hippos & Crocodiles but it will learn to play other games in the future. If you see the bot online and want to play against it then just open the board and wait a minute until the bot decides to join your board.
4-apr-2011 10x10 board is added to "Akron".
24-mar-2011

The following changes and improvements have been made:

  • Bugfix: reverting a "swap" move (in games having the "pie rule") is handled correctly now (it didn't swap back players colors before).
  • Reverting a game position now restores the timer values.
18-mar-2011

The following changes and improvements have been made in the last couple of weeks:

  • Facebook application has been updated to comply with the latest Facebook API.
  • Refreshing the window doesn't take the user to the very first game he played in that window (if he started a new game in the same window). Now it takes the user to the most recent game played in the window.
  • For the actively playing or chatting users the refresh rate in the game window is made faster: the new state of the game is requested every 2 seconds instead of every 6-7 seconds. For inactive users the refresh rate slows down to one request per 15 seconds.
  • A caching extension is installed on the server, which made scripts to run 30-50% faster.
24-feb-2011 "Monkey Queen" (invented by Mark Steere) is added to the list of available games.
16-feb-2011 "Jungle" (Dou Shou Qi) is added to the list of available games.

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