News

Horse Race page updated

Seems I’ve been a bit slack lately with keeping the website up to date with the latest code changes. The main victim of this has been the Horse Race game. Horse Race has undergone some big changes this year to try and focus it away from being a bit of fun, too something that can be used for effectively for hosting a Race Night. I’ve swapped out the videos to better reflect the current state of the game, and updated the blurb as well.

Playing the game

To play Hangman first of you need a word. This can be either entered manually, or you can select from one of the provided words.

Once the game is in motion you will be presented with a keyboard on the admin window. When they player guesses a letter click the appropriate key on the keyboard. It goes red if the guess is wrong, and green if correct. They player will see the same on their screen.

Setting the word to be guessed

You have two options when it comes to setting the word to be guessed. You can either manually type a word into the text field, or you can have the game randomly pick a word.

Manually setting the word is useful if you want to have a word that fits into your club/sport/organisation/branding.

To have the game select a word for you, select the length of the word from the drop down. Every time the drop down updates a new is selected. You can also use the reset button to pick another word of the length indicated by the length dropdown.

Drawing the balls

There are two ways off drawing the balls. These are manually, and automatically.

When drawing the balls manually, you start the spinning of the cage, and drawing the ball. Then repeat until the game is over.

You can also set the game to draw the balls automatically. When you choose to allow the game to draw the balls, it will start and stop the cage, and draw the balls. You can choose from 3,5,7, and 10 second intervals

Bingo Calls

Popular in the United Kingdom, Bingo calls add a little extra fun to the game. Games Night provides two sets of calls; the traditional calls, and calls more suited for the modern society. Not a fan of the calls? Not a problem, there is an option to just show the number.

V1.5.0 has been approved for the App Store

A bit late posting this, but version 1.5.0 is now in the App Store.

v1.5.0 brings one new game, a way of re-using Quiz questions, and some general background improvements.

New Games

Karaoke

You can now host your own Karaoke night, and let your guests belt out some bangers. The software supports MP4 and CDG files, which you need to provide yourself.

Updated

Quiz Management

There is now a feature in Quiz Management that lets you re-use Rounds and Questions that you have already created. From the new section at the bottom of the screen drag an existing round into quiz, or drag a question into a round.

v1.4.0 approved for App Store

This morning I was notified that v1.4.0 has been approved for the App Store and should be available within the next couple of days (or hours depending on how busy they are).

v1.4.0 brings two new games to Games Night and a slight modification to another.

New Games

Hangman

Hangman bring the popular Pen and Paper game to Games Night. Choose a random word from the provided 4 – 14 letters words, or enter your own. Selected from either 6 or 12 guesses.

Wacky Racers

Wacky Racers bring another race style game to Games Night this time with 10 different cartoon style runners that can race in 9 different environments. Don’t fancy racing 9 snails, then why not pick and mix the runners to make it more fun.

Updated

Horse Race

Horse race borrows some of the new features from Wacky Racers such as parallax background and an updated race progress bar.

It is now easier to hold race nights. Along with being able to name the horses, you can now also added an Owner and Jockey name to each horse allowing greater customisation and allocation of prizes.

The screen that shows the runners has been updated to make it look more like a race card to make the game more immersive. There are now more variants of horse names, and there are also default names for the Owners and Jockeys if you don’t want to set these values.