gitcrossSan Mateo, CA

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Quick Intro

Gitcross is a new variation on Picross that includes collecting github users' identicons, and seeing other players do the same in real-time.

Description

Gitcross is a new variation on Picross (aka Nonogram), an addictive logic game from Japan. Each puzzle is made up of one or more GitHub Identicons from some of our favorite GitHub users. Complete puzzles to unlock them as trophies!

Note on the right sidebar you can see other players playing gitcross at the same time. If you mouseover them, you can see their current selection of trophies. The list of other users and their trophies are updated in real-time.

Judging Instructions

Just solve the picross puzzle. Checkout wikipedia to learn how to play: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonogram

Use logic to figure out which pixels to click on and turn grey. Right-click a pixel to flag it as a space.

Once you solve the puzzle, your trophy case will now contain the identicons used to create the puzzle.

You can select the game's difficulty by click the down arrow next to "New Game". The harder the puzzle, the more identicons you unlock at a time.

What they Used

Drywall, Bootstrap, Font Awesome, AngularJS, Github (identicons), GoInstant.

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  • judge

    Really nice design and idea. Definitely a fun and interesting game too. Good job!

  • contestant

    "funemployed"

    Takes some patience to understand how to play. I know there was a limited amount of time, so it's a balancing act with completing the app vs adding an introductory/help interaction.

    To help understand how to play, it would have been cool to be given a blank board and "make your own" puzzle. Just to see how the numbers change when you place a square.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      Thanks so much. Yes we could have made it easier to understand without linking out to Wikipedia.

  • judge

    robotaudio.com

    fun game. I haven't played that one before. would have been cool to maybe race other people or something.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      Thanks. Yes we had planned a head to head race.

  • contestant

    Tumblr

    Love Picross.

  • contestant

    This is so cool. Never heard of Picross before. There is something new to learn every day. It's indeed true what you are saying in the video. It's more fun to play than to watch. A lot more.

  • contestant

    the game is well done. I manage to win something like 15 trophies or more. I've probably played something similar on Nintendo DS. I really appreciate the help section.the color are beautiful. however, I don't see here why Node is useful for this use case.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      Thanks for the review. We primarily used node to parse the GitHub identicon PNGs and turn them into puzzle arrays. We came up with the idea only a couple days before the competition.

    • JonAbrams
      contestant

      Your scoring strikes me as really damn harsh.

      I don't know if you noticed, but we generate the puzzles server side, in Nodejs, and are using the hackathon sponsored real-time service GoInstant to show the currently playing players and their progress, all synced in real-time. Are you saying that any app that depends on this service deserves 1 star across the board?

    • jiel
      contestant

      Hi Jon. I'm sorry for you. I don't understand, I would like put a better score as your game deserves it, but I cant. don't know why ? may be a mouse virus? oh, and your friend Reza could have the same problem 'cause he gave me a 1/1/1/1 just before. Anyway thanks for your explaination about your Nodejs usage.

    • jiel
      contestant

      I finally managed to kill that silly mouse and to find a more docile. The problem has been short-lived.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      You sir are a gentleman.

  • contestant

    I like this game! Release it to Android or iPhone, that would be more handy.

    • JonAbrams
      contestant

      It's got a responsive layout, it works decently well on mobile web browsers. Give it a shot!

  • judge

    nearForm

    Nice and clean picross implementation. Picross + github + multiplayer sounds promising, but simply collecting identicons and seeing what other players have collected is not quite enough. Could have been a lot more fun!

    • jedireza
      contestant

      I totally agree. We had a lot of grandiose plans.

  • judge

    Gigzolo

    Game is simple but a lot of fun and very addictive.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  • judge

    RivalIQ

    The game itself is fun -- lots of fun! the tie to github identicons is a bit tenuous/confusing for me -- this could be clarified in the app.

    • jedireza
      contestant

      I agree. We mentioned the connection in the above the board and in the empty trophy case. Thanks for the feedback.

  • contestant

    IOKI

    A nice idea is to use the github generator's avatars ;)

  • contestant

    Little Workshop

    Fun game! I really wished I could play against other players instead of just seeing their trophies (like racing to finish the puzzle first).

    • jedireza
      contestant

      Yes. That was the plan. :)

  • contestant

    This is a nice implementation of picross. The use of github identicons is cute, but I don't know that I would play this over other picross options because of that.

  • contestant

    iZotope

    Really fun, well done guys

  • judge

    Applied Geographics

    This one was fun and I could see my self planing it more

  • contestant

    Extremely awesome idea! Especially because all my teammates have these generated icon avatars. :D Liked your presentation for sure!

IMPORTANT DATES

REGISTRATION
SEP 17
COMPETITION
NOV 9-11 UTC
JUDGING
NOV 11-17
WINNERS
NOV 18

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