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I am proud to announce Shoy Schot! nui [Shoy Schot! Stand-Alone Edition Version 126.96.36.199 nui], the third and final major release of Shoy Schot! Stand-Alone Edition (SS! SAE).
Shoy Schot! is an additive, console-based strategic card game created in C#. Starting out as a simple mini game about flipping cards and gaining ownership over the game board it soon blossomed into a full fledged card game with a mega ton of customization options and gameplay modes. And with Shoy Schot! nui, it has finally reached its ultimate form!
Shoy Schot! nui retains all the features of the previous release (SS! SAE v188.8.131.52) which included (but limited to): 5 main Rule Sets to play in their own Free Play modes; An Arcade-like mode called Unlimited Deck Mode; Best Of… Mode, where players can play best of X matches; a robust Tournament Mode for serious play; 22 Accomplishments; Stats pages that kept over 80 stats; Personal Rank Card to share and compare with other players; 8 profiles for same computer use; and Virtual Gaia Games Matching!, a completely separate matching mini-game.
New features to Shoy Schot! nui include (but not limited to): Custom Rule Set Mode, where players can build their own custom Rule Sets; Endless Tower, which is a survival mode-type gameplay mode; A Score Attack Mode; Arcade Challenges where players can try to conquer all 40 challenges; A Tutorial Mode, where players can learn the basics of the card game in new, more interactive way; a new mini-game called Clementine; 22 more Accomplishments; more stats; and slew of secrets and tweaks.
In the year since Shoy Schot! was first released as hidden mini-game in my text-based, horror-adventure game, Still Here After Wednesday Night; it has seen 13 updates, two of which were major updates in terms of improving efficiency and adding new content, but this is by far its biggest update—going as far as rewriting and overhauling large sections of the code and spending more man-hour working on it than any previous release at over 70 days in counting. Previous major release took around 30 days to complete (give or take a week and a day), minor releases taking about a week or two.
Again, this will be the Final Version of Shoy Schot! What that means is that once Shoy Schot! nui is released, there will be no more features added to the game periodically like with Version 2’s tenure. However, I will continue to support Shoy Schot! nui and release new updates for bug and error fixes, but that is all. Shoy Schot! nui will also be Virtual Gaia’s final game made in this way—without real sound and graphics. The next game project I do will be on a new engine and utilize sound and 3 dimensions!
Shoy Schot! nui is a PC only game Coming Soon (later this summer) from Virtual Gaia Games. It will be downloadable from http://virtualgaiagames.blogspot.com/ for free when available.
For those who have yet to experience Shoy Schot!, they can download it latest release, SS! SAE v2.0.19 here: http://virtualgaiagames.blogspot.com/2012/09/shoy-schot-stand-alone-edition-update.html, before Shoy Schot! nui releases.
If you would like to help test Shoy Schot! nui before it releases please leave a comment saying so below.
A complete list of returning features, changes, improvements, and new features along with screenshots are listed after the jump below.
Game: Shoy Schot! nui
Genre: Electronic Card Game
Company: Virtual Gaia Games
Release Date: Summer 2013
Price: Economical Priced [Read: FREE!]
Download Site: http://virtualgaiagames.blogspot.com/2012/09/shoy-schot-stand-alone-edition-update.html
It's been exactly one year since I created and released Shoy Schot! as a hidden mini-game to my text-based, horror-adventure game Still Here After Wednesday Night! I have to say that Shoy Schot! is perhaps my favorite of all the project I've created over the years and it's one of the only ones that has actually continued to evolve well past its initial release. It's come a long way from its pre-Stand-Alone Edition release to the Stand-Alone Edition Version 184.108.40.206 release. So, here's to my little game about flipping cards.
Download Here: Shoy Schot! Stand-Alone Edition Update Log
Sunday, July 7, 2013
"The saddest part of a broken heart isn't the ending, so much as the start."
~Feist from her song Let It Die off the album Let It Die
Let It Die by Feist from Let It Die