By Spark Plug Games, LLC
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Now you can have an international Gold-Medalist Go Engine in your pocket!
- Very strong engine with high international ranking
- 19x19 standard board
- 13x13 shorter game, ideal to develop strategic ideas
- 9x9 a delightful shorter game, also practice for 19x19
- 2-player mode, as well as human-AI play mode
- Save multiple game sessions
- Review full play history, in current and saved games
- 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.
A demo version of this product is under development and will be released in the upcoming months.
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.
I have tried most of the go apps for the iPhone and this is the best overall. The gameplay is enjoyable with the magnifying glass and this also makes for accurate stone placement. Time in between moves is not too bad-you need to think before you play. I only wish there was a more difficult ai. I am a kgs 12 kyu player and on the highest difficulty setting I have to give the program a 4 stone handicap. That is my only complaint and overall it is a great program.
Best of the GO apps
This is by far the best GO app. I have bought all of them, and the UI, AI, and overall game experience is great. It is much more enjoyable than the others I have purchased. Very polished, the AI can be very strong or lowered for casual play. A cool magnifying glass comes up when your finger is held down for a short span of time and goes away when you let go. I just hope they put out a Shogi as polished and enjoyable as this app.
After playing several games the game started crashing regularly. I removed it from the iphone and reloaded it. Same problem. Crashes constantly. Like other reviewers, I can't find any support on the company website. I would give it a higher rating because it's a good game when it works, but the constant crashes have forced me to stop playing completely.
- Category: Games
- Released: Feb 20, 2009
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 6.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spark Plug Games, LLC
- © 2009 Spark Plug Games, LLC and AI Factory Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.