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|Author(s)||Darren Earl (dinkumthinkum)|
Reversi DS is an open source (GPL licensed) reversi game for the Nintendo DS. It features an intelligent computer opponent and an intuitive touch screen interface. It is developed to run on the Nintendo DS using 3rd party homebrew capable media or on Nintendo DS emulators. It is programmed in C++ and uses devkitPro.
The project was started by Darren Earl in the Fall of 2009.
Reversi is a classic 2 player boardgame traditionally played on an 8 by 8 cell board.
Pieces are uniform and two sided, each side being colored one of two colors.
Opposing pieces are flipped if they are trapped between the played piece and another piece of the same color already present on the board.
A player must flip pieces on his turn, otherwise it is forfeited. The winner is the player with the most pieces of his color on the board when no moves are available.
Releases are tested on the DS Lite and DeSmuME.
- Added about message (start button).
- Text engine.
- Code cleanup.
- AI play is drastically improved due to a better board evaluation function.
- Plenty of under-the-hood improvements. Added hashtable lookup for Maxmin algorithm, changed Maxmin to use templates instead of pointers/run time polymorphism, devkitpro/ARM updated to r30. Game play additions/improvements (hopefully) will follow shortly.
- Improved AI and computer avatar.
- The first release of Reversi DS. Features fully playable game with beginning level AI opponent, touch screen interface, end of game recognition, and restart. The player can only play as black, the first color to play.