Want to play Vintage Hero but don't have an Xbox? No worries, now you can play it on the PC! Get it for only $1.99 at desura.com. Next up is a long overdue update for the Windows Phone game Cryptogram adding 300 new puzzles. Till then...
The new version of Cryptogram is available now for Windows Phone. Here's some of the new features!
I hope you all enjoy the new version!
If you don't have it yet, why not give it try?
Cryptogram on Windows Phone Marketplace
Cryptogram Free on Windows Phone Marketplace
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.
The paid and free versions of Cryptogram for Windows Phone 7 have been released. Look, a press release!
Cryptogram, the Classic Puzzle Game Comes To Windows Phone 7
Based on the classic puzzle game available in thousands of newspapers and books across the globe, you can now bring hundreds of cryptogram puzzles with you at your fingertips on your Windows Phone!
A cryptogram is a simple alphabet substitution applied to a phrase where each letter in the phrase will stand for another. You uncover the solution by swapping an encrypted letter for the correct letter. If you think 'Z' in the puzzle stands for 'A', then it will equal 'A' every time the letter 'Z' appears in the phrase. The puzzle is solved when all letters in the phrase have been deciphered.
Crytogram is now available on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Marketplace Deep Link to Ad-Free Version
Marketplace Deep Link To Free Version With Ads
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. Click to enlarge.
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.