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All games and apps discounted this week!

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  2 Comments

All of our games and apps for both iOS and the Mac are heavily discounted the following week until next Monday the 20th! Take advantage of these deals, up to 80% off, they won’t be along for long!

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.10

January 8, 2014 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  11 Comments

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D have been updated to version 1.10 on and are now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store.

Nova Golf
1.10
*****
Volumetric fog appears on certain holes
Smooth transitions between views
Driving range mode
Random holes mode
New cloud textures
Match play multiplayer mode
New course selection screen
Increased resource size/quality
New in-game scorecard (Lite)
Fixed iCloud backup overwriting newly purchased items
Improved water reflection resolution
Requires iOS 7.0+ (iOS)
Improved pin placement on certain holes
iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 support (iOS)
Merged Mac and iOS Game Center
Added mulligan in-app purchase (Lite)

Disc Golf 3D
1.10
*****
Volumetric fog appears on certain holes
Smooth transitions between views
Driving range mode
Random holes mode
New cloud textures
Match play multiplayer mode
New course selection screen
Increased resource size/quality
New in-game scorecard (Lite)
Fixed iCloud backup overwriting newly purchased items
Improved water reflection resolution
Requires iOS 7.0+ (iOS)
Improved pin placement on certain holes
iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 support (iOS)

GL Golf Updated To 2.44

January 2, 2014 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  15 Comments

GL Golf has been updated to version 2.44 on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and is now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Please allow up to a day for the update to become available as it is still propagating through Apple’s system. The shareware version has also been updated. Check the Product Page for more information

2.44 (iOS)

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New sky and cloud graphics
New exact tree and bush collision detection
Added a new 18 hole course
Tees now line up at correct fairway target instead of just aiming at pin
New iPad Air and iPad Mini support
Improved level mini maps
Fixed a bug where the 4th player doesn’t show up not he scorecard
Fixed potential bug where the last hole score could be counted twice
Various hole par and layout fixes
Speed optimizations

2.44 (Mac)
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New sky and cloud graphics
Added a new 18 hole course
New exact tree and bush collision detection
Tees now line up at correct fairway target instead of just aiming at pin
Improved level mini maps
Removed old club models
Removed inactive render paths
Fixed potential bug where the last hole score could be counted twice
Various hole par and layout fixes
Requires Mac OS 10.7+

Third Generation Golf Game

December 4, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  1 Comment

Yesterday we finished the outline for our next generation golf game, already in progress. Due for release sometime in the spring of 2014, here are just a couple of the features to expect

  • New terrain graphics – Modern lighting, shadowing, sky, ect
  • New golfer graphics – Bump/specular maps, more animations, skins, ect
  • Turn based networked multiplayer
  • Online tournaments
  • Different weather modes
  • New Courses
  • Improved old courses
  • New user interface
  • New soundtrack

We’ll of course continue to support GL Golf, Nova Golf, and Disc Golf 3D, but we feel it’s time for another major update to our golf series! We’ve decided to put the second barnyard blaster and third pinball table on hold, this aligns with our current customer base’s interest. Keep your eyes pealed for more here, as well as new large updates for the golf games in the coming months!

All Apps Updated

November 15, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  15 Comments

It’s that time of year again where we go back and update all of our apps for the holidays! It’s amazing how many things build up with all of Apple’s new hardware and OS versions. We keep good track of everything throughout the year, and program them all in during October for November releases. All apps except Nova Golf, Disc Golf 3D, and GL Golf will be updated in the next few days. Those three games are excluded because they’ve already had all of the features added over the last few months, and actually have additional updates almost ready for January! Keep your eyes peeled, it’s especially hard to notice now with Apple’s new automatic app update feature

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.09

September 30, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  11 Comments

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D have been updated to version 1.09 on and are now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store.

Nova Golf
1.09
*****
New in-game helpers, power boost and recovery shots
Character clothing pack available as in-app purchase
Level overdrive, level up past the maximum level, available as in-app purchase
iPhone 5S/5C compatibility
Performance optimizations
Green reading dots show during close approach shots
Increased maximum level from 50 to 51
Requires iOS 6.0+
Fixed bug where unspent credit notification could prevent new games from playing
Fixed errors on tournament scoreboard screen
Increased character texture resolution
Moved sun down in sky to be more visible
New affiliate links, removed Linkshare

Disc Golf 3D
1.09
*****
New in-game helpers, power boost and recovery shots
Character clothing pack available as in-app purchase
Level overdrive, level up past the maximum level, available as in-app purchase
iPhone 5S/5C compatibility
Performance optimizations
Increased maximum level from 50 to 51
Requires iOS 6.0+
Fixed bug where wind near ground could blow discs away
In-app purchase items added (Lite)
Fixed bug where unspent credit notification could prevent new games from playing
Fixed errors on tournament scoreboard screen
Increased character texture resolution
Moved sun down in sky to be more visible
New affiliate links, removed Linkshare

GL Golf Updated To 2.43

September 27, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  27 Comments

GL Golf has been updated to version 2.43 on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and is now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Please allow up to a day for the update to become available as it is still propagating through Apple’s system. The shareware version has also been updated. Check the Product Page for more information

2.43 (iOS)

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Online monthly four-round tournaments
Character clothing pack
iPhone 5S/5C compatibility
New 18 hole course
Restored access to pro shop on iPhone/iPod (Lite)
New text engine for in game HUD
Added carry/roll distance stats for each shot
Added option to remove ambient sounds
Fixed auto look after holing out on multiplayer games
Requires iOS 6.0+
Less memory usage, increased stability
Better organized pro shop screen
Fixed random holes scores from not showing correctly
New icon (Deluxe)
Fixed potential crash after submitting scores at the end of a round
New top menu banner for iPad
Spin/Loft/Fade modifiers no longer changeable in backswing
Fixed stray ball icon rendering during shots
Removed Barnyard Blaster and Pinball Massacre ads from iPad menu
New affiliate links, removed Linkshare
Fixed pars on Oak Tree CC
Fixed three holes on Old Andrews

2.43 (Mac)
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Character clothing pack for in-app purchase (MAS)
Extra mulligans available for in-app purchase (MAS)
Added a new 18 hole course
Fixed +- par scores on tournaments
Option to turn off ambient sounds
Spin/Loft/Fade modifiers no longer changeable in backswing
Fixed auto look after holing out on multiplayer games
Fixed bug where saving/resuming tournaments could lose progress
Fixed end game scorecard player names
Fixed memory leaks that could cause crashing after many rounds
Fixed several holes on St Andrew’s New, Borden Pass, and Oakmont
New affiliate links, removed Linkshare

Volumetric Fog

September 26, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

We’re almost done with a pretty cool volumetric fog effect for Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D. Check out the screenshot. This will appear on random holes and will fill in low points on the hole with fog. Right now it’s enabled on the Mac and we’re going to test different iOS devices to see which ones can run the effect fast enough.

VolumetricFog

iPhone 5S and 5C

September 20, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Today we were lucky enough to get an iPhone 5s at 8AM through AT&T. Because we are located in a small town there was only a small line in front of the store at 6AM. We’ve already been hard at work updating our games for the new hardware, now we can finally verify what we’ve done and submit updates to Apple. We expect the iPhone 5C to run everything just like the iPhone 5.

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D will see the biggest improvements from the new hardware. We’ve already ran the apps at full quality and they look just as amazing as the Mac versions! That’s at a smooth 60 frames per second under some heavy scenes. All of our other games already ran at full speed on the iPhone 5, so the 5S will enable other goodies such as multisampling and anisotropic filtering, all while at maximum resolution.

We’re happy that Apple has discontinued the iPhone 4. As great of a devices as it was back in 2010, it has begun to show its age and really chokes on our new golf and pinball games. With the iPhone 4S as the entry level model we no longer have to worry about a poor user experience due to slow frame rate and lower visual quality.

Keep an eye out for updates on the app store to take advantage of these new features! The increase in frame rate comes free with the current versions, but the enhanced quality requires an update.

July GL Golf Tournament

July 23, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  13 Comments

Anyone having issues playing the July tournament should upgrade to the latest version 2.42. Tournaments now run over four different courses, and this requires the latest version. Hurry and download the free upgrade, there’s still time to finish all rounds!