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JewelToy is a simple game played against the clock (BeJeweled) for Mac X

Does NOT work on Mac OS 10.7 "Lion" and Beyond!!!!

A Software Santa PICK! One of the Most Addictive and Simple Games is "Jewel Toy" a Mac OS X version of Bejeweled.

JewelToy - a simple pastime for OS X

JewelToy is a simple game played against the clock ...

 It was Easter and the kids were home so I thought I'd give my work on my other projects a break and do something else.
I knocked this up for fun and learned some important lessons about using custom subclasses of NSView and internationalization at the same time.
It took me about a week to go from idea to version 1.0.0, including some tricksy debugging and designing all the graphics for the game. I'm sure I couldn't have done this as quickly using anything other than Apple's Cocoa IDE.
Of course, it's then taken a year to add the polish that makes up version 1.3.0...

OpenGL for Lightspeed!

    JewelToy now uses OpenGL to power its graphics. This means that it will no longer slow down if you're browsing the web and listening to iTunes while you're playing. Users with older machines will see a marked increase in playability.

Custom Backgrounds

    Now as well as using your own pictures as gems for JewelToy, you can set the backdrop for the game to any image on your hard drive. Simply check the 'Use custom backgrounds from folder:' box, and click the 'Select Folder' button to choose the folder from which to draw the background graphics.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 08:18:59 AM by Software Santa »


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