Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Checkers for Android

Revisiting checkers programming, I just released version 2.5 of Checkers for Android, both at the Google Play and as direct download. New features include:
  • simple animation of captured pieces
  • added a slight delay in single-move response
  • added transposition table to engine
  • more time controls
The new animation and delay will hopefully make it more clear what move was just played. The transposition table should improve the engine strength a bit.

UPDATE: version 2.5.1 improves the animation as shrinking pieces (some users thought the older fading pieces were "drag delay"!), adds more endgame knowledge, and shows kings more clearly.