April 7, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - 24x7digital today announces Aw Craps! 1.3, an update to their popular casino game for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique abilities and interface, Aw Craps! lets anyone experience the thrill and excitement of casino craps. Seasoned shooters and beginners alike will love Aw Craps! ease of use, accurate table layout and game play.
Aw Craps! was designed to look and play just like casino craps. With ease of use in mind, Aw Craps! sports unique dice rolling; the user controls the direction and strength of the throw, and helps set it apart from other craps games. Manual rolling mode allows the user to pick each dice roll, and can help when learning or teaching someone. The chips and table areas were made as large as possible to make controlling the game as easy as possible. A tap on any table area will quickly display useful information about that area and any existing bets in the area.
Version 1.3 offers many new features. Aw Craps! now features 55 new and different audio Stick Calls which are played after every dice roll. (A "stick call" is what the person with the stick says when s/he sees the dice land on a certain number.) To place multiple bets that are common in craps, C E, 3-way craps, Horn, Inside/Outside/Across place bets are now supported. These are all multiple bets, comprising of different single bets.
The chips are large to tap when selecting them and once placed on the board chips shrink to conserve space. Currently supported bets in Aw Craps! are: pass line, pass line odds, don't pass, don't pass odds, come, come odds, don't come, don't come odds, place, buy, lay, field, big 6, big 8, any seven, any craps, the hardways, one time 2, 3, 11 (yo), 12 and C E, 3-way craps, horn, and inside/outside/across place bets. Supported table odds include 1X, 2X, 3X, 3-4-5X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 100X, and table limits of $1 to $1000, $5-$5000, and $25-$25000.
* Over 50 audible "Stick Calls" for each roll
* Unique dice rolling allows actually "tossing" the dice
* Tapping on any table area displays detailed information about that area
* Guided Tour gets the user playing Aw Craps! quickly
* Manual rolling mode allows the user to choose dice rolls for learning or real dice rolling
* The Aw Craps! dealer will advise on bet increments for odds, place, buy and lay bets
* C E, 3-way craps, horn, inside/outside/across place bets are now supported
* Table layout and game play simulates real casino craps
* Tap the lost bet area to view bets lost on the last roll
* Easily control if bets are "working" or off on the come-out roll
* Large chips and bet areas for easier game play
* Choose table limit, table odds, and starting bankroll
In Aw Craps!, users select their chips, and then tap the area of the board to place the bet on. If the area only takes one type of bet, chips will just be moved to that area for them automatically. A window will appear showing bet choices (Place/Lay/Buy whatever). Aw Craps! features tacit feedback from the dealer like a real casino game as well. Just like telling the dealer verbally, once the type of bet is chosen, Aw Craps! moves the chips to the correct area. If a bet with the wrong increment of chips is placed, there is also a "Dealer Says" area where gamers can read messages from the dealer.
"Aw Craps! is an extremely well executed craps game that gives you everything needed to become an expert. The graphics are nice, the interface is simple, and the dice rolling is a thing of beauty. It does sadden me though that the drink lady only comes around in the real life version ... maybe thats something that they will fix on the next iPhone." Chris Hall - 148apps
Gamers can see the odds bets will pay, other infomation about existing and available bets, as well as bets that are unavailable and why. And Aw Craps! pays winners just like in the casino too. The dealer will put winnings next to the original bet and sometimes move the original bet first. Winners simply pick up their chips by tapping them.
In order to keep the game as realistic as possible, Aw Craps! shows an incredible amount of info, yet manages to keep the user experience very intuitive and engaging. Rather than have the application simply beep the user or not accept their chips, Aw Craps! offers extensive, tacit feedback during gameplay. 24x7digital offers a Guided Tour to help both seasoned shooters and beginners alike get up to speed as quickly as possible.
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Aw Craps! 1.3 for iPhone is only $1.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.
Based in Los Angeles, California, 24x7digital is a privately funded company founded in 2002 by Rei Yoshioka and Mark Yamashita. Leveraging their longtime experience in development and consulting, 24x7digital's focus is developing high-quality, simple, and easy-to-use utilities for the Mac and iPhone platforms. 24x7digital are also the creators of the highly rated HappyNewYear and HappyHolidays. Copyright 2002-2009 24x7digital. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.