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Golden Tic Tac Toe is out! #ios #games

20 December 2014 - 9:26 pm, by

After sending the first version of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ to iOS apps review team, the acceptance is coming after 5 days, and it’s available on App Store for iOS devices! We mention previous post about game features in the first version which includes P2P match playing, best matches’ score, playing with iOS device. However, this post shows all available features on released version (1.0) of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe game’.


However, you can play the game by downloading it from App Store directly, and this post gives you some description of ‘Golden Tic Tac toe’, current features, and some useful links related to the game like video trailer and press release.


The idea of game

‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ is an iOS game that allows for 2 players to challenge and make a match with each other or 1 player make a match with computer device itself. ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ is made to be for two sides or two players or two symbols, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the match on game.


These are some features that introduced with the first version of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’:

Peer 2 Peer playing feature

Player can play with another using P2P feature by using the same WiFi connection. If you want to play the game using this feature, just choose peer 2 peer playing type and tab connect button, you should see list of devices connected with the same network and having ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ game (tell your friend or partner to download it), choose one device to play with and tab done button.

After that, choose your name as player and symbol, then you are ready to play P2P match and send and receive symbols (X/O).

Playing with iOS device

If player didn’t find someone to play with, he can play a game match with iOS device. I made a functionality for this playing type to allow for opponent device to defend and attack player depending stage of game and current player’s state.

To play with iOS device, player should choose ‘One player game’ as playing type, then he must write his name and name of device (he can call it ‘Device’ or anything!). The reaction of device will be fast and direct, the period of reaction may not be liked by many players, maybe I will make it in 1.5/1/0.5 second (something like that).

Playing with someone using the same phone

Player can make tic-tac-toe match using the same phone he has by choosing playing with partner type, and choosing names of player and their symbols.

Best matches’ score (achievement)

There is an achievement for player who won on previous matches against another player (using single playing one same phone or P2P match and device).

Player acquires one point for each won match from challenging someone using the same phone or 2 phones using P2P connection or playing with device, and opponent acquire the same point for each match. For example, You vs Device, You won 3 times and Device won 1 time, so the result is (3/1), so you acquired 3 points to be added to your all points that you acquired already as achievement).

Player can check for current achievement on match scene by tab on achievement button at the bottom of the screen.

Compatible with iOS 7 and above, and all iOS devices

‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ is compatible with iOS 7 and above, and player can use this game in any iOS device like iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6+, iPad mini/air, iPod third-generation.

Choose the name of players before beginning matches

This feature is important to define which one of players is playing on game scene, and players names should be wrote before choosing symbols (X/O). Player name can be your name, your friend, your device name or whatever name you want!

Music and sounds for game to be interactive

The game has loop music and sounds for buttons and some actions like winning, losing, and drawing events. I believe that music and sounds are suitable with player. However, music and sounds may will change in next versions due to new suggestions and players reviews.

Interactive golden theme

The design of this game is based on golden theme which is implemented on all scenes from main scene until game scene. I add realism textures and colors related to this theme as long as depending on skeuomorphic design in ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ game.

Video Trailer

This is an official video trailer of the game, you can see above features with an example of how player make a match on ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’.

Press Release

If you are journalist or game reviewer, press release is available for more details of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ game, it will you help you to write about the game in short time 🙂


What is next?

The next stage of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ game is to inctroduce multiplayer in the next version as soon as possible, I know that is, this feature should be on current version, but due to my busy time on studying and working alone on Small Digits with other projects, I decide to make this feature lately on next version. I accept any suggestions and notices related to the next verison of ‘Golden Tic Tac Toe’ from you!

Give us some feedback!

Feel free to give any feedback on current version of this game by write a comment on this post or contact me using the form on this website, or write something to me on official Twitter account (@SmallDigits).

Author Bio

Ahmed Alkatheeri

microISV web/iOS developer, Zayed university cti security and network student from UAE.

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