The first update to Cryptogram is now on the marketplace. New features include:
-Now over 400 puzzles
-Share solved quotes on Facebook
-Minor bug fixes and tweaks
When I updated to the new version it seems a global file that keeps track of puzzles statuses (e.g Solved, In Progress) somehow got corrupted. Because of this, clicking the Play button from the main menu will only take you directly to the first puzzle even if it's already solved, and all puzzles appear as new from the main menu list.
If you see this bug, rest assured that your saved games are still in tact and puzzles that you've solved and worked on have not been lost.
A fix for this has already been made and will be uploaded to the marketplace as soon as it's approved by Microsoft.
Unfortunately, to get around this for now, you'll have to manually pick an unsolved puzzle from the list to play a new one. When the new patch goes live, I'll update here.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused any players of Cryptogram, and I thank you for your support.
You might be wondering what's up with Vintage Hero and rest assured, it's still in the development pipeline. After picking up the HTC Trophy
, I started messing with Silverlight on Windows Phone 7
. The result is a new game I'll be releasing very soon called Cryptogram
. Based on the classic puzzle game that uses a substitution cipher to obfuscate a quote or phrase, uncover the solution by swapping an encrypted letter for the correct letter. When all the letters have been solved, the phrase becomes clear. Here's a few screenshots of the game in action.
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Expect Cryptogram to be released on the Windows Phone Marketplace soon!
While making the Silverlight app served as a good diversion to recharge my batteries, work on Vintage Hero will resume full time. Being a more complex game with a lot of content, it takes time to design and make all the parts I need to put in the game. But I am eager to get back to it as it is a project close to my heart and I want nothing more than to see people playing it. Once work commences, I'll gather what I need to put together the promised video of progress on the game. In the meantime, if you have a Windows Phone, look for the new app soon. I'll let you know when it's out.