Aya Go Free
By Spark Plug Games, LLC
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Now you can have an international Gold-Medalist Go Engine in your pocket, for free!
- Very strong engine with high international ranking
- 9x9 a delightful shorter game, fully enabled in this version
- 19x19 and 13x13 boards (free version limited to 40 moves)
- 2-player mode, as well as human-AI play mode
- 11 computer opponent levels
- 9 handicap levels
- Chinese and Japanese rules
- Professionally composed music, unique to this game
The ancient game of Go is still widely played in Japan, Korea and China. The simple rule set hides a game of enormous depth and strategic beauty, considered by many as being the ultimate thinking game.
Where Chess is highly analytical, Go depends on intuitive response to patterns and the capacity to trade advantages. The beginner can easily overplay a position or play too timidly – learning to play Go teaches fine judgment and complexity management.
The full version of this game offers unlocked 13x13 and 19x19 modes of play, save games, and full replay of move history.
From the AI Factory family of engines, Aya Go is the work of Hiroshi Yamashita, a Computer Olympiad Gold medalist in Go and also 3 times World Computer Shogi Champion. Aya is already available in airline in-flight entertainment and will shortly appear on 2 major gaming consoles. Aya has competed in 9 world computer tournaments over the past 7 years, winning Gold, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronze medals.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Unlimited play for all game modes
Minor bug fixes
Interface looks good. Menu and instructions are in good english. I tried this app on an ipad2, but it keeps crashing after 2-3 moves. A tutorial with notes or diagrams on the game board indicating available moves, would be a great addition for beginners to learn. I would be willing to retry this app again after the crashing problem has been fixed and/or their is an ipad version of this app that does not crash.
Great free go app
I am really satisfied. I am a beginner so no complaints about the AI - it can still beat me. I'm on iPod touch 4th gen and have had no crashes. I wish this were higher in the search results and so easier to find.
Never had an app crash this hard
I have no way to review the actual game play. It simply crashes too fast and too hard. It has even locked up my phone. In all the generations of iPods and iPhones I've had I've never had an app crash this bad.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 10, 2010
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 8.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spark Plug Games, LLC
- © 2009 Spark Plug Games, LLC and AI Factory Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.