So I've been asked more than a couple of times when Oware 3D will be out finally, So I thought it would be a good idea to share what's happening and what's the plan for rolling out.
Q. When is Oware 3d coming out?
|Oware 3D on IOS|
A. Well for starters it is already on the phones of a select few beta testers, so , technically people are already playing it, although it is not officially out yet :-P. The first rollout will be available on the MTN Play store when MTN launches it. So, stay tuned to MTN's social channels for news on that. Other App stores should have it by Mid 2014.
Q. Why has it been in development for so long? I saw pictures of this over 2 years ago.
A. Phones weren't quite ready yet. Most of the android phones that existed when I first ported Oware to android could run it at around 5-20 frames per second- not quite the performance I wanted.Today I get good to excellent performance on most phones - well worth the wait.
|Oware 3D on BB 10|
A. Oware 3D will be on all major mobile platforms. (Android, IOS, WP8 and BB10). I have had quite a bit of success making sure that it's running on all of the target platforms.
Q. Will it have multiplayer?
A. The current version of Oware 3D supports two player games on the same device. True multiplayer support is still under development. I'm working on a RESTful turn-based game server using the play framework. When this feature is done,you'll be able to play with anyone regardless of the devices being used. This feature will also leverage off the Facebook social APIs to make it even more fun and competitive. Unfortunately I can't give an ETA on that yet, but I'll try to keep everyone updated on progress.
|Oware 3D on Windows Phone 8|
A. It's a Game I enjoyed a very much as child. Unfortunately the current generation of kids (at least in Ghana) aren't playing as many traditional games. I guess in a nutshell, I'm trying to save a tradition that is fading quickly. And the only way I think I can do that is make it available on as many digital platforms as I can.
Q. When can I play it?
But if you can't wait that long, drop me an email and I'll send you the early access version (Android only).