Saturday, February 10, 2007


This release of Nomv, with it's strange version number, just fixes some bugs from version 1.0.

I had to modify the API, in order to achieve a bit more consistency. I've updated the documentation accordingly. Now every function "some_function" in the API deals with the cells using their names (i.e. "a1", "b15"). And every function has a twin "id_some_function" which deals with cells using their number (i.e. 1, 16). I modified all the scripts, but it is worth doing, since now I feel that the API is a lot more consistent.

So, this is the latest official release! Download Nomv, unzip, play, read the documentation, write scripts, ...

Some links

Nomignolov is about abstract strategy games. You can add a new game for two or more players, a puzzle just for one player, and even a cellular automaton (one player without choise).

Here are some links with information about the scripts that come with Nomignolov.
You can find a lot of material in The World of Abstract Games, by João Pedro Neto. For instance, about Dao and Entropy along with a hundreds of others!.

Of course there is always the Wikipedia, for instance with information about Conways' Soldiers, Tablut and Hex.

Information about Diffusion can be found on the site of its creator Mark Steere, along with all his others games.

You can play a lot of abstract games via e-mail just with a free subscription to Richard's Server, where you can find the rules of a lot of games. For Wari, I used the rules found there.

I don't think there's need for information about Tic tac toe or the game of the 14-15 (the 15 puzzle) by Sam Loyd. And maybe you don't know yet about 3verse, so go and discover.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Screenshots of Version 1

It is time to add some new screen shots of Nomignolov. This is an update of the old post showing how Nomignolov looked like in the ancient age.

First of all, the splash screen (I'm so proud of it!!):

Then, the image of the main menu, where the list of games is shown:

When you select a game, appears a menu with hopefully useful information about the game: rules, how to move, etc. The current player(s) can be changed via the option button "Change":

And now two games. The first one is Wari.

The second is Hex. This is the outcome of a randomly generated game. I wonder whether this will be a surrogate for a heads or tails round. At least, it doesn't seem a very unfair coin...

I know you hanker after more images like these. As usual, just download Nomv!