Baccahjong 1.0 for iPad - Matching Variation on Chinese Game of Mahjong
August 4, 2011 in Games
[prMac.com] Moscow, Russia - Bacca today is pleased to introduce Baccahjong 1.0 for iPad, their new matching game, a variation on the ancient Chinese game of mahjong. The board consists of a rectangular array of a large number of tiles, each with a cartoon drawing of an animal on its face. The goal of the game is to touch one tile, and then touch another matching tile, which removes both. Removing all the tiles from the board stops the clock and wins the game. Very easy to learn and play, the game is unlike most other matching games because of the large number of different tiles, and the rules for matching, which limit to two the number of 90-degree turns allowed to reach the second tile. Not that players must actually draw a path to the second tile, but if they were to draw such a path, using only straight lines, only two 90-degree turns would be allowed to qualify for a match.
In addition, the rules require that the virtual path to the second tile be empty. It is not possible to match two tiles if the path is not clear of tiles. Finally, matches involving zero or one 90-degree turns are OK. Following these basic rules leads to lively gameplay as the player attempts to make matches as quickly as possible, and make matches that offer strategic possibilities for future matches.
Scoring is based on the level of play plus a bonus awarded for time. Levels vary greatly in the number of tiles on the board, and the number of different tiles in the puzzle. At the start of play, directly adjacent and perimeter tiles make quick matches. But soon, all the easy matches are gone, and players must search for creative solutions. There is no penalty for attempting to match a second tile that is not a legal match.
* Variation on the ancient Chinese game of mahjong
* Match two identical tiles to remove them from the board
* Remove all tiles from the board to win
* Clear the board quickly to receive a time bonus
* Identical tiles that are close to each other may not be matches
* Identical tiles that are far from each other may be legal matches
* No penalties for unsuccessful matches
* Eight progressively more difficult levels of play
"Baccahjong is very easy to learn and play, but surprisingly difficult to describe to others or to master," stated developer Alex Babaev. "Not only must the tiles be identical, but they must occupy spaces on the board allowing them to be matched."
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 4.3 or later
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Baccahjong 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Moscow, Russian Federation, the Bacca team is a small independent company founded by Ivan Semchuk in May of 2011. Their core business area is the development of easy to use software solutions for business and life. For now, such products are corporate document management software and applications for mobile devices, such as iPhone/iPad. Copyright (C) 2011 Bacca. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.