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Welcome everyone!

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:28 pm

Dear Everyone,

Welcome to the apterous forum. For those that don't know, apterous is a new website where you can play each other online. For legal reasons, I can't say what game you play, but it might bear some resemblance to a popular television game show. Over a thousand games have been played in the six-week testing period and feedback has been overwhelming positive (hopefully some of those who were impressed will post something encouraging below!) so I think you'll like it. Building this website has completely consumed my life for three months. I hope you'll agree it was worth it.

To play, head over to apterous.org and take two minutes to sign up. Then get playing!

You will need to install Java in order to play. You probably already have it; if not, installation is simple, just head over to java.com and follow the instructions. Once you have Java installed, the game should Just Work.

If you're having problems or have questions, please consult the (brief) FAQ and, if that doesn't answer your question, email me. If you'd like to report bugs or give other feedback, please see the relevant topics in this forum.

Other than, please enjoy it! I'm looking forward to hearing your comments, questions, and possibly even complaints. Go go go!

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:18 am

I signed up on apterous.org!

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Post by JimBentley » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:08 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:(hopefully some of those who were impressed will post something encouraging below!)
I certainly will. It is amazing. Seriously amazing. I knew Charlie was a very clever man, so expected it to be good, but it's so far beyond good that it's astonishing. No, that's not quite it. It's EVEN BETTER than that. Many, many thanks to Charlie (and Jono) for putting it all together. You guys, like, totally rock.

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:45 pm

Kate is completely right, Jim!

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:46 pm

I have only played one game, but what I have played so far, I really like.

Like with some, I got a bit confused on the number rounds when it came to declaring and then solving the puzzle, but I think I know now how to do it and I now eagerly await the COGST games :D

I also like the way you have to enter the conundrum, by pressing the first letter of the answer and then entering the remaining letters before the time is up at the bottom.

I have had a look at previous games to see what the variations are that you can play and I think the best game I have seen so far is Game #916. I assume then that there's no limit to how many word, number and conundrums you can have in 1 game (or is that just a test game type thingy)?

Very nice work indeed Charlie and Jono :).

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:09 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote: I assume then that there's no limit to how many word, number and conundrums you can have in 1 game (or is that just a test game type thingy?
Yep, you can set it up however you like (and Ben certainly has made the most of this ability.)

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:40 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote: I assume then that there's no limit to how many word, number and conundrums you can have in 1 game (or is that just a test game type thingy?
Yep, you can set it up however you like (and Ben certainly has made the most of this ability.)
I think that is a brilliant idea, because you can replicate the conundrum challenges that were on the Corral site for example. The combinations are endless :D

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:21 pm

Thanks to everyone who made the opening weekend a big success, with nearly 200 games played in the last 48 hours! In particular, if you enjoyed the Daily Duel and would like to play it every day, would like to train against the bots, or are just generally kind-spirited, please see the Donation page for details.

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Re: Welcome everyone!

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:37 pm

You're welcome, Charlie!

Unfortunately, I can't donate to the site, but whenever I can, I'll play!

Thank you for allowing us to play in a nice, easy way!

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