When I last updated ARG Tools back in August, I alluded to an upcoming new version of the app called Puzzle Sidekick. I am pleased to announce that it is now available. If you are familiar with ARG Tools, you already know what it does and I suspect you will be quite happy with the … Continue reading Introducing Puzzle Sidekick
I hit the App Store “release” button for ARG Tools v2.1, which means it should be showing up in your iTunes and on your devices shortly. This version adds a couple of new features as well as a few reference sheets, but the important news is that this may be the final version of ARG … Continue reading ARG Tools v2.1
ARG Tools, the iPhone app that gives you puzzle-solving tools and reference in your pocket just got a dictionary. You may already know of ARG Tools, but in case you haven’t, it’s an iPhone app that provides a set of tools, reference material, and links for anyone who plays Alternate Reality Games, participates in transmedia storytelling, … Continue reading ARG Tools 2.0, now with more dictionary
ARG Tools just got bigger! …well, taller, actually. Today’s 1.8 release is a maintenance release to support the taller iPhone 5 screen. Work on the next major ARG Tools release is already underway, but Apple had to interrupt that effort by releasing a revolutionary new phone, leaving me scrambling to learn the new hardware and … Continue reading ARG Tools just got bigger!
It all started a few months ago with a contest/competition from a fictional software company. Skip back to my post on the application if you need background on that piece of the story. There is a great amount of worldbuilding and foreshadowing in the application that wove into the weekend quite well. This is how … Continue reading My Weekend With WarTron
As a kid, I may have watched War Games a few too many times. In all my re-watchings, though, I do not believe I consciously noticed the incidental scene at about 1h:11m in which the camera pans around the WOPR computer. During a recent rewatching at a friend’s house, I noted that scene where the … Continue reading Is that a WOPR in your pocket?
In my rush to get ARG Tools 1.7 reviewed and approved before WarTron, I made a minor slip up in my announcement blog post. I forgot some attributions and would like to take a moment to thank Derek for suggesting increasing the size of the Braille dots and including resistor color codes. The color codes did … Continue reading ARG Tools 1.7 announcement addendum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARG Tools 1.7 Available In App Store Portland, Oregon, 2012-07-27 — Netninja.com has published ARG Tools 1.7 for iPhones. This dot-release adds several new forms of reference material including nautical flags, fingerspelling, the Dewey Decimal System, resistor color codes, and the moon alphabet. This free update can be found on the App … Continue reading ARG Tools 1.7
Hear ye, hear ye. By decree of the Apple review board, it has been decided that ARG Tools 1.6 is a perfectly acceptable and serviceable iPhone app that should immediately be made available to the public at large. This version fixes an egregious error in the Morse Code table, namely an extra dash for the … Continue reading ARG Tools 1.6
I heard something on the radio this morning. It was a little bizarre and surreal. Was it a joke? Was I being pranked? Was OPB being pranked? Was it a real, legit story? I still have no idea.