Secret Project

I think I still can’t quite talk about the NDA stuff (although there might be a press release out there, I’m not sure), but I can at least talk a bit about the app that I’m working on. I’m making a dice game which uses my physics engine from Mach Dice. It’s a simple game where you roll dice and get points based on how many treasures (in this case, copper coins) come up. You can keep on rolling to try to collect more treasures, but if you ever reveal bombs without any treasures, you’ll lose all your points for the round.

One of my goals as an iPhone apps developer is to try to take advantage of the device to do things that you can’t do otherwise. That’s why I did that whole virtual 3D display using the tilt sensor for Mach Dice. So you might be thinking, “Gee, Mach, that’s great and all, but the game you described sounds like just another game you could play with dice in the real world. Why program it for the iPhone?”

Oh, did I mention that the dice explode?

3 Responses to “Secret Project”

  1. Chris Knight Says:

    Excellent! I always loved Cosmic Wimpout (not that I can find my dice anywhere) so now I won’t lose my dice, except in the explosions.

    Why copper, and not gold? :^]

    Ultra-short story: Inventor creates fusion reactor using lead, world panics to try to find a way to convert gold to lead.

  2. Mach Says:

    Oh, there’s going to be gold. You just have to unlock it first…

  3. Emma Says:

    Someday I am going to get an iphone, and it will be all your fault.

    That looks awesome!