Kiss The Machine

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 by Michael Patricios , 0 comments

Reversi is now available as a desktop Mac app and is available on the Mac App Store now!

Posted Sat 20 Mar 2010 by Michael Patricios , 2 comments

Much time went into making the AI of reversi strong enough on its higher levels to challenge human players. The highest three levels (of the seven available) are challenging for most human players. On the lower levels, the intention was for it to play as a novice human would play. On the lowest level (beginner) in particular it plays for short-term gains, without considering longer term strategy at all. On each turn, the beginner level plays the move that flips as many of the opponent's pieces, taking a corner if one is available and avoiding squares that would give the opponent a corner on the very next move. This reflects the basic manner in which most novices would tend to play reversi.

Posted Wed 22 Apr 2009 by Michael Patricios , 2 comments

Magnetic Block Puzzle is now available on the App Store for a small amount.

It's a departure from my two previous games, Reversi and Merelles, which were both abstract strategy games. Magnetic Block Puzzle is, as the name implies, a puzzle game. The aim of each of the 110 puzzles is to join the coloured blocks, which are special magnets that only stick to other blocks of the same colour, by tilting the puzzle to make the blocks move.

Posted Sun 16 Nov 2008 by Michael Patricios , 2 comments

I've been working on Merelles for the last 4 months and I'm pleased to say, I've finally finished it. It's available on the Apple App Store for a small amount.

Merelles is an abstract strategy game. It is also know as Mills, x Men's Morris (4, 6, 9 and 12 men variations) and by many other names. Seeing as this is my technical blog (and the Apple NDA has been lifted), I will provide some technical details.

Posted Tue 15 Jul 2008 by Michael Patricios , 2 comments

I got my first iPhone application submitted and accepted onto the App Store for its launch. Here are my impressions of the process so far.

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