News

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.

v1.3.5 is now available in the app store

Well it looks like Apple has caught me out with this release. There is a freeze for new submissions to the app store between the 23 and the 27. So when I submitted v1.3.5 for review I expected it to join a long queue and not be available until next week, or even after the Xmas period. Turns out I was wrong.

So what’s in v1.3.5?

  • Redesigned admin interfaces
    • The buttons that controlled the game are now in a toolbar
    • Any game configuration options are now in a titlebar below the toolbar
    • Some of the game admin screen has been redesigned to use the extra space.
  • There is now a Game menu if you prefer to control the games using a menu
  • The Game menus have keyboard shortcuts to allow you to use the keyboard to control the games
  • If you have a MacBook with a touchbar you can now use this to control some aspects of the games
  • There is a new icon that better conforms to Big Sure
  • You can hide/show the players screen using an option on the Window menu
  • Other tweaks and improvements.

Work on v1.3.0 has started

This release focuses around the ability to have ‘On the Buzzer Rounds’ within a quiz. While buzzers are an experimental feature currently within the software, with this release it will become a documented feature.

The goal at the moment is to allow you to plug up to four PlayStation© Buzz! controllers to your computer, allowing up to 16 people to participate in the quiz.

I’ve just started on this work with the aim to release it probably sometime in December.

v1.2.0 release

Yesterday v1.2.0 was release. It includes the following:

  • The ability to import and export quizzes
  • More Lottery variants from around the world
  • the ability to save preset for Horse Racing and Wheel of Chance
  • General tweaks and improvements

What new features are up coming?

Version 1.2.0 is currently under development that brings the following new functionality:

  • Ability to Import and Export Quizzes.
  • More popular Lottery variants.
  • Create a preset in Horse Race with race length, number of horses, and the names of the horses for regular configurations

To see what else is upcoming visit the Issues board.

If you have any ideas that you would like to see included in Games Night put them forward using one of the means on the Contact page.

v1.1.0 released to App Store

A new version of Games Night is now available in the Mac App Store. This version contains the following:

  • Bug Fixes: There was a layout issue with the Add/Remove buttons under the Teams table on the Quiz Admin screen. This has been resolved
  • Improvements: The Question Detail view on the Quiz Management screen has been improved to present the information better
  • Quiz: There is now the ability to toggle an image that is part of a question to be full screen to make it more visible to the players.
  • Quiz: A new question style – Missing Words. See below

Missing Words

The Missing Words question style allow you to present a question to the players that has one (or more) missing words that they need to fill in.

When entering a question into the question field, wrap one (or more) words in square brackets. When the question is presented to the players the word(s) in brackets will be replaced by underscores.

Example

Of Mice and [Men] When this entered into the question field then the following will be presented to the players Of Mice and ___.

When you are revealing the answer to the question then Of Mice and ___ will be replaced with Of Mice and MEN. A separate answer will not be shown.

The above is true for Standard questions, if you have used this style for Multiple Choice questions then the question text will not change, and the appropriate answer will be highlighted as usual.