Year 2013 is coming to an end (and for some it has already ended). We sincerely wish you all the best in 2014.
We know that we’re quite rarely posting something on the site, and we’re trying to improve the situation, but neither of us has great amount of spare time, and we want to use that time to work on Shuan and OGS Mahjong 2.
Nevertheless, we’ll try to post news more often in 2014. In the meantime, our programmer Michael Kapelko wrote a short article for you about the results of 2013.
Since the beginning of our work on OGS Mahjong, we were using Google Code Issue Tracker as our main tasktracker and Wiki-engine. We can say, that it is a well-done and usable service, but the further development of our project demands for significant changes, so we have decided to switch to another tasktracker.
After carefully examine the alternatives, we’ve chosen the MantisBT. Also, with the new tracker, we’ve got a full-functional Wiki, which we’re going to fill with usefull and interesting information.
Finaly, all tasks we planned to do are completed, and we’re ready to release the new version of OGS Mahjong. We’ve already posted the list of changes earlier:
Hindi translation (thanks to Abhijeet Pokhriyal)
Also, we’ve fixed some crashes in linux version.
As far as we can say, this is the last release of OGS Mahjong 1. We decided, that this is the best time for us to stop all work on this game. Right now, we’re working hard to bring you OGS Mahjong 2 and Shuan as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can’t be very soon.
It’s been a while since we shared news with you. It’s not because we had nothing to say, we simply didn’t have time for it.
Currently, we are working actively on the OGS Mahjong 2 and soon we’ll tell you a lot about it . Right now, we’ll tell you about the latest improvements of the current OGS Mahjong.
First of all, we’ve fixed most of the known problems with running OGS Mahjong under Linux.
Also, the game will receive a Hindi translation (thanks to Abhijeet Pokhriyal).
The main feature of the new version is online rating. Now, OGS Mahjong player will be able not only to store his results locally, but also share them with the world. You can try it out already. The statistics server is up and running and we invite you to test it.
Since the release of OGS Mahjong 1.0, almost 5 months ago, the game was downloaded more than 6,000 times by users from around the world, and every day the number of downloads increases by 20-30.
Unfortunately, we know very little about our users. Do you like our game? Are still you playing it? How do you want us to improve it? Our goal is to please you with the further development of the OGS Mahjong as well as the new interesting projects. So, we’re offering you to help us to fix this lack of knowledge by taking a small survey. It’s anonymous, we will not know about you more than you want to tell us. After taking the survey you will get a code. Save it. When we will complete our research, you will be able to use it to receive a gift from us (we will post the details separately).
From now on, all the deb-files in our APT-repository will be signed with the gpg-key, so you can always be sure that you downloaded deb-files that were actually created by us. To verify the signature of our deb-files, you will need to add our key by using this command: apt-key add opengamestudio.key
If you use Synaptic instead of the command line, you can add the key in the “Authentication” tab of the “Software Sources” window.
You can download our key here: http://packages.opengamestudio.org/opengamestudio.key