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ThumbSnail Studios is Dying

ThumbSnail is Dying

Unable to eat, ThumbSnail Studios is shutting down.

 

ThumbSnail Studios has yet to achieve its goal of making enough money to cover Apple’s developer fees plus a $3.49 frozen pizza.  It’s looking increasingly likely that this will never come to fruition.  Thus, ThumbSnail Studios is shutting down.  My games will be available until November 4th and then no more.

Furthermore, due to lack of interest, I will no longer be doing the weekly “Good Games Buried Deep” reviews.  It’s been fun finding and playing these games, but all future gems will remain lost in the ever-growing heap.  Maybe someone else can go digging for shinies.

Thanks to the few who have played my games and supported me.  I have one more game in the pipeline, but it’s more of a joke poking fun at the world of apps than something serious.  I’m hoping to have it ready for release by next month.

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Updates to Just About Everything Made by ThumbSnail Studios

Over the last week or so, most of my games were updated.  Here’s a list of all the changes:

Super Sevens

Super Sevens

1a.  For iOS (Version 1.4):
-Added a link to my new game “Super Hearts” on the title Screen.
-Fixed a bug that could happen at the end of a round.

1b. For Android (Version 2.1):
-The Amazon promotion is now OVER.  You will no longer receive 60 Amazon coins for downloading this game.
-Fixed the bug just mentioned.

Simple Sevens

Simple Sevens

2a.  For iOS (Version 1.3):
-Added a link to my new game “Super Hearts” on the title Screen.
-Fixed a bug that could happen at the end of a round.
-Now includes homemade, guilt-inducing ads!

2b.  For Android (Version 2.0):
-Added a “Super Button” which lets you sample some of the features of Super Sevens (a random game with 6 or 7 suits, 6 as the midpoint, and 5 or 6 players).
-Added a link to my new game “Super Hearts” on the title Screen.
-Fixed the bug already mentioned.
-Now includes homemade, guilt-inducing ads!

Super Hearts Mocking Game of War

…as well as humorous ads mocking Game of War!

Super Hearts:  Double Deck Cancellation Chaos

Super Hearts

3a.  For iOS (Version 1.1):
-The number of moons shot now saves and updates correctly on the Stats screen.

3b.  For Android (Version 1.1):
-The number of moons shot now saves and updates correctly on the Stats screen.

Super Hearts Free:  Double Deck

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4a.  For iOS (Version 1.0):
-Now out on the App Store!

4b.  For Android (Version 1.0):
-Now out on the Amazon Appstore!

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The Top Ten Best Card Game Apps of 2016

Having already established that the collective genius of the AIs in Super Sevens constructed a time machine to travel to the past, it’s no surprise that they also scouted the future in order to continue their chart dominance.  There will be a lot of hopeful entries in 2016, but only a few will emerge victorious.  Here are the Top Ten Best Card Games Apps for iOS and Android… in 2016:

#10:

Simple Sevens for Android

Download Simple Sevens for Android on the Amazon Appstore
When asked why Simple Sevens for Android was taken down by its iOS brother in a heated matchup, S.S. Android replied, “I just couldn’t handle that new Super Button.  Too much, too cool.  He deserved to beat me.  There’s no shame in second place.  What?  Tenth?  Are you sure?”

 

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#9:

Simple Sevens for iOS

Download Simple Sevens for free on the App Store
Simple Sevens for iOS refused to answer any questions.  He spent the whole interview pushing his Super Button while talking smack about his Android brother.  Though when prodded about only coming in 9th, he admitted his Super Button just couldn’t compare to all the features of Super Sevens.

 

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#8 through 6:

Super Sevens for Android

Download Super Sevens for Android on the Amazon Appstore
When asked why he was able to occupy multiple slots on the top ten list, Super Sevens for Android answered, “I’m the only version with achievements.  They’re so addicting that I get downloaded multiple times.  Yes, all by the same person.  Yes, that person is my mother.  This interview is over!”

 

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And now for the top 5 best card games apps of 2016!

#5 through 1:

Super Sevens for iOS

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When it was not-so-subtly implied that Super Sevens for iOS was occupying a whole lot of spots on the charts due to some recent weight gain, Super Sevens for iOS responded, “Hey, man, I recently shrunk my file size.  And it’s not like I ever see you at the gym, Phil.”

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Simple Sevens for iOS Update – Version 1.1

Download Simple Sevens for free on the App Store
The latest version of Simple Sevens for iOS just got posted to the App Store!  Check out the new “Super Button” added to the title screen!

Simple Sevens - New Super Button
Pressing this button creates a random game with:

– 5 to 6 players (difficulty between Casual and Merciless)
– 6 as the midpoint card
– 6 or 7 suits

Simple Sevens with Six Suits
And this is just a small taste of some of the features in Super Sevens.  Check out the full version to play with up to 10 suits, a double deck, or a hearts-style survival mode!

Download Super Sevens on the App Store

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Best Card Game Apps of 2013, Hidden Gems

You have to dig pretty deep to find some of the best games.  Just how hidden were these gems back in 2013?  They were so hidden they didn’t even exist!  But if they didn’t exist back in 2013, how did they make it onto a “Top Card Games for 2013” list?  The only possible explanation is that the AI in the game is so smart that it created a time machine to go back in time and promote itself!  Wow!  Amazing!

Super Sevens
Download Super Sevens for Android on the Amazon Appstore
Maybe “The Merciless” AI should change its name to “The Master of Space and Time”?  If you couldn’t beat it in 2013, just think how much smarter it is in 2015!

 

 

 


Simple Sevens

Download Simple Sevens for free on the App Store
Back in 2013, Simple Sevens recently just added a new “Super Button” the other day.  (Uh… this time warp stuff is getting very confusing…)  Anyways, try out the new button to sample some of the cool features of Super Sevens!

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Top Card Game Apps of 2015

Even though it’s early in the year, it’s safe to assume that the two apps listed below will be topping the charts for Best Card Game Apps of 2015.  Both apps are developed by ThumbSnail Studios, and both are available for iOS and Android.  Enjoy!

    Super Sevens
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Super Sevens was the underdog smash hit of the year.  With so many different game types and options, it comes quite close to legally being able to declare that it is endless fun.

 

 

   Simple Sevens

Download Simple Sevens for Android on the Amazon Appstore
Simple Sevens is the free “lite” version of the above game.  While not as action-packed as its brother Super Sevens, it’s nice to be able to try out the controls and confirm for yourself that it indeed plays smoothly.

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Simple Sevens for iOS Now Available on the App Store

Simple Sevens for iOS by Jeffrey Derrenberger (ThumbSnail Studios) is now available for download on the App Store for free!

Download Simple Sevens for free on the App Store
Simple Sevens is the classic version of the card game “Sevens”.  Take the game for a spin, try out the easy controls (double tap or drag), and get a feel for the different difficulties (7 in total, ranging from very easy to very hard).  And then consider getting Super Sevens, “Sevens” to the extreme with all sorts of customization options (up to 10 different suits) and challenges (such as double deck mode).

Simple Sevens Mid Game
There’s even an Easter Egg in Simple Sevens where you can try out one of the game types from Super Sevens.  Click on the ThumbSnail on the Title Screen.  Then click on the ThumbSnail on the About Screen.  This will let you play a game with 6 suits, 5 players, and an 8 as the midpoint.  The AI type is randomly chosen to be Casual or higher.

Simple Sevens End Game
Simple Sevens requires at least iOS 5.1.1;  thus, any iPad, any iPhone 3GS or newer, and any 3rd generation iPod Touch or newer

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