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Title: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 06, 2018, 07:18:32 PM
Decent UI for a mobile game?


The Small General series aren't bad.  I've tried the Tiller mobile UI and it drives me nuts.


Some of your favorites?
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 07, 2018, 05:30:46 PM
Like this?

Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: Centurion40 on October 09, 2018, 01:16:03 PM
I veer towards the cheesy pay-as-you-go game, like Dominations, Sim City Build-It, Forge of Empires, etc.
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: Barthheart on October 09, 2018, 01:47:25 PM
Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal is an excellent wargame on the iPad.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 09, 2018, 08:10:07 PM
Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal is an excellent wargame on the iPad.  :bigthumb:

I've had that on my iPad for a while but damned if I can get through the instructions.
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 08:16:37 PM
Did you try reading them?
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 09, 2018, 08:19:25 PM
Yep, but it's fairly convoluted. Either that or I'm just impatient. Probably both.
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 08:24:41 PM
You? Impatient?!
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 10, 2018, 06:23:01 AM
You? Impatient?!


he doesn't have the time to be impatient
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: bob48 on October 10, 2018, 06:24:26 AM
Isn't that like saying 'I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous'?
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: bbmike on October 10, 2018, 08:27:12 AM
Isn't that like saying 'I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous'?

 :2funny:
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
Feel free to trade with me, anytime!
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: rickbill on March 22, 2019, 04:18:29 PM
Command and Colors WW1 - Hexwar games

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/command-colours-the-great-war/id1004606061
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: rickbill on March 22, 2019, 04:50:35 PM
if you like the Academy Games Birth of a Nation Series, there is a good port for 1775 and 1812:

(I cannot find the link for 1775 anymore, in the IPAD store, maybe it has been removed?)


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/command-colours-the-great-war/id1004606061



disclaimer: AI is not that hard to beat, though I will admit when playing head to head it is more about luck than skill in most games (true for C&C as well, so ...)

Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: rickbill on March 22, 2019, 05:00:22 PM
Tabletopia ... is a framework for porting boardgames for online play, ... they are working toward mobile device support (IPAD/ANDROID) ...  I was working with their kit and did some mobile ports .... there were still bugs with it when I last had time to play with it (around Christmas).

https://tabletopia.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1274379679?pt=118594584&ct=landing&mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Tabletopia.TabletopiaApp

It requires a permission to use our graphics / game from the game publisher to make a kit.  I asked  LNLPUBLISHING at last year's ORIGINS - but, it probably got lost in the shuffle with the busy summer GAME CONVENTION season and all the work they are going forward with the DIGITAL version of their games.

Not sure, but it also looked like an expensive  approach to boardgaming using your tablet - would love to see a tablet friendly VASSAL.

http://www.vassalengine.org
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: Yskonyn on June 11, 2019, 09:27:25 AM
+1 to mobile vassal!
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: Staggerwing on June 11, 2019, 07:31:24 PM
+1 to mobile vassal!

That would be nice. They'll need to rework the UI a bit though. I tried some VASSAL on a touch screen monitor a few years back that I laid it flat on the table to get that board game vibe. Some of the menus wouldn't work well and getting right-click options on unit counters to work was hit or miss.

Also, if the mod has a lot of windows crowded on the screen it can be a real pain to try and access each one with touch. I still needed a mouse to get various things done.
Title: Re: Mobile Gaming?
Post by: bbmike on June 11, 2019, 07:34:21 PM
I'd be happy if they would just update Vassal to 4.0 already.