Sunday, December 12, 2010

BANG! Online Computer Game Site

Although an unofficial computer game version of BANG! has been released in the past (which is great despite a few bugs, and only containing the original game with no expansions), there is an official version being created by Palzoun that looks really cool. They have posted some trailers on their site. Here is their gameplay video:



Check out for more information at Palzoun's blog or at the official site.

From my initial look at the gameplay video, it looks graphically very nice, and seems to explain the game and its rules pretty well to newcomers. My concern is that the game looks abysmally slow. I don't want cards shaking in anticipation for a "draw!" or long graphical effects for Duels. Perhaps this can be customized, sort of like Hasbro's Star Wars Monopoly, so that you can cut it to the nuts and bolts if you want it to. I sure hope so because I won't be able to tolerate the long waits otherwise. KBang doesn't have this issue, and may be a much more enjoyable game than this official version if this continues. Besides this, players' cards seemed a little hard to see, even scrunched. I am curious how well you will be able to see things on an iPhone in a 7-player match. But we'll see how it turns out when it is released. Supposedly it is slated to come out this Christmas, but that looks doubtful as it is already December 12.

10 comments:

  1. I have been working on various computer versions of a Bang! clone for several years.
    Finally I have a multiplayer ajax/web version. Only requires a browser with Javascript. It should run on most devices.

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    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Chris

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  2. Chris Carr, did you remove the Bang! clone you made? I would really like to check it out! While I do love the official online version, it only runs on Windows. And I spend about 60% of my time on various Linux boxes and it would be great to be able to play on both operating systems.

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    1. My ip address changed so I got a new address now that will stay the same: http://usedbabies.zapto.org/bang/

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  3. Does one know know where I can download the unofficial computer version of bang?

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    1. I created a web version: http://usedbabies.zapto.org/bang/

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    2. link isnt working, have you moved the game?

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    3. The link is still up. It runs from my home computer. Sometimes windows updates, and sometimes the kids unplug it, but it should be up almost all the time. Finding offsite hosting is in my list of issues to solve. If you find other issues add them to the github issue list for the project. If it is offline then you can host it yourself. https://github.com/ccarrster/kraplow

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  4. buy the card game! it's much more enjoyable seeing the pain and suffering on your friends faces than dealing with people's 'lost connections' when losing.. haha

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  5. Very enrich one for the card holders which instructs the players to play the online rummy game.

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  6. The site is so informative where you can get the detailed description of how to play the online rummy game and their offers for the play.

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