Dreamquest release 3 card games for the 92x0Dreamquest, a Power PC and Palm Developer have released Nokia 92x0 versions of their cross platform card games using the Mobile VB system.
There'll have their work cut out with Card Deck being available freeware from Nokia. However it does demonstrate the increasing popularity of the Nokia 92x0 for developers now that it is a world phone.
The three games are Championship Hearts, Championship Spades, and Championship Euchre.
Quoted from Handango.
[quote]Now you can take this mini version of our feature-rich Windows favorite with you anywhere! Discover how this playful and versatile card game can sharpen your skills while melting away those endless hours until your next appointment. Download this innovative technology to your handheld today! Championship Hearts is the only cross-platform card game for PDAs that allows Palm, PocketPC, and Windows PC users to play online together in our free Internet lobby. Beginners will enjoy hint, undo, replay, and other practice features along with the introductory Hearts tutorial. Expert players will love all the statistics and be amazed at how the eight different opponents will adapt and use advanced strategy such as smoking the QS, sneaking in moonshots, and other Hearts conventions. All card players will appreciate playing their favorite variations with Jack of Diamonds, Spot, Gates, Sunshots, and hundreds of other game and scoring options. Versions available for all handhelds running PalmOS, PocketPC, and now even cell phones running Symbian OS. Invite Championship Hearts onto your handheld for a free 10-game trial and find out why so many other card players have found Hearts so easy-to-learn, stimulating, and addictive! This program costs $19.95.[/quote]
Full Text of the Press Release:
[quote]DreamQuest Software today announces its "Championship" card games, popular on Windows PCs, PDAs and the Internet, are now available for the new Nokia Communicator cellular phone. Championship Hearts, Championship Spades and Championship Euchre each provide Nokia Communicator users with playful artwork and challenging card game action. Since the company's games are the first truly cross-platform wireless games in the industry, players are able to enjoy a fun and challenging game - anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Players can challenge the computer on a PC, PDA, or phone, and engage their friends over a local or wireless network, or compete and chat in DreamQuest Software's free Internet lobby.
"We are especially excited to offer the first online game on the Nokia Communicator that allows players to chat and play our card games live on the Internet," said Christopher Williamson, president of DreamQuest Software. "Our games fully realize the graphics and online play potential of these hot new devices."
Each of DreamQuest Software's games allow players to choose from five difficulty levels, dozens of variations, and eight customizable players to sharpen their skills. Each of the "Championship"-series card games are highly regarded for the strength of their design, the challenge of their game-play, and the enjoyment customers get from being able to play the games on a multitude of platforms. Each game offers playful characters and the most challenging game of cards available, both offline and online.
Beginners will enjoy hint, undo, replay, and other practice features along with the introductory tutorials. Expert players will appreciate all the statistics and be amazed at how the eight different opponents will adapt and use advanced strategies. Each game includes over 200 polished deck and table combinations along with hundreds of sounds. Custom skins allow players to share favorite themes. [/quote]
Published by Rafe Blandford at 19:56 UTC, July 18th