Two Finger Play

iPhone game development, by a college student with a short attention span

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

I don't wear shoes. If you see a barefoot kid walking around the Tech campus, say hi.



All right. As of now, Tris is submitted to the App Store and "In Review". Look for it, I assume, sometime this weekend or next week.

At the last minute, I had an idea, and I'm glad I took a few minutes to implement it.
Next-piece view
This is done with four image views that the app shuffles around into the right positions to show a piece. The change I made was really simple — literally three lines of code — and made the shuffling animated, over about a fifth of a second. So, whenever the next piece changes, the blocks rearrange themselves from one piece into another. It looks pretty cool.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait!

8/6/08, 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just one question. What happens if I make highscore "on the road" and would like to submit it to the online highscore but have no wlan/cell coverage around me (or am ipod touch user). Can I submit the highscore later or how does that work?

8/9/08, 8:39 AM  
Blogger mahalis said...

Dominic - that's a problem I haven't really solved yet. Any form of saving high scores for upload opens some man-in-the-middle attacks to anyone with a jailbroken phone.

8/9/08, 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mhm. allright. thanks for your answer. :)

i hope you'll find time to solve this problem somehow in the future cause ikinda (and probably others too) like playing tris on my way home in the underground.

anyway I really appreciate all the hard work you put in this thing.

8/9/08, 1:07 PM  
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8/10/08, 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your website is listed as "localhost". You might want to fix that.

8/12/08, 6:21 PM  
Blogger pendorbound said...

Just downloaded it! Thanks so much for porting this to the AppStore!

8/12/08, 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pleased the app has finally entered the app store love this new feature and so glad to have it back from the jailbreak days i anticipate it going into the top 10 very soon. Very well done can;t wait for future updates and projects.


8/12/08, 7:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've downloaded it, it seems like a nice app. But when I open it, it shows briefly a screen and then returns to the "springboard"(?) I guess that means it is crashing.
I always try apps in Airplane Mode, to make sure they work without using some kind of connection. Is it possible it crashes because there is no connection? I can't say for wifi since right now I don't have access to one.
Why I try Airplane Mode? I am in Mexico and we don't have unlimited data plans. The Unlimited plan costs about $110 usd a month. I have a 150 MB plan that costs about $50 usd a month, so I have to check carefuly where I am spending my MBs. FYI.

8/13/08, 12:12 AM  
Blogger Matthieu AUBRY said...

Thanks for this great game.
Tris also used to crash on my iPod. I reseted the iPod and now it works.

8/13/08, 2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, but the controls of rotating, moving and falling down a puzzle-piece should be a little bit improved.

The Preview of the next piece should be on the top of the right screenside otherwise the preview is sometimes hidden by your fingers.

Thanks so much for bringing this game to the AppStore! :)

8/14/08, 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mhm. I'm guessing the highscore has already either been "hacked" or there are some amazingly good tris players out there (199 360 Points WTF I hardly make it to 50 000).

It's sad that some people really have time to manipulate the highscore of an iphone game (it's a great game but it's just a game)...

8/14/08, 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I hope this will stay free as this is an inspiration to other developers. Donations FTW!

8/14/08, 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on making it to Number 1 on the AppStore!

We just launched Have A Sec, a survey tool for iPhone. With it, you can get feedback on Tris directly on iPhone. Check it out:

8/15/08, 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work. Enjoying it very much

8/15/08, 11:12 AM  
Blogger Ferris said...

Hi Noah,

How can I contact you, I can't find any email on your blog ?

8/15/08, 11:55 AM  

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