Sunday, 23 April 2006
When I got a my HP Jornada 760 series, I was eager to write some
software for it. Chai came pre-installed. Chai is a Java VM
implementation by HP. I don't think it exists anymore.
The game of Match is really simple. Once you've started the game (by
pressing 'Spelen' or Play), look at the left column. One of the images
in this column is high lighted with a yellow rectangle. Now in the
right column, select the image that best matches it. If you select the
correct image, another image will be high lighted in the left column
and the game continues. If you've done all 6 images, you may push the
'Volgende' (Next) button. The 'Help' button get you to the help page.
The game is currently shipped with 6 tile sets. My idea was to create
many different tile sets. I also wanted to include some arithmetic and
other question and answer type puzzles. These never materialized. The
engine is there, however. All that is needed is some Photoshop work to
create new tile set GIFs.
Match is a little game originally designed for PocketPC PDAs with
screen resolutions of 240 x 320 and it benefits from the touch screen
capabilities of such devices. It should also work on other Java (J2SE)
enabled devices. You can run in on any PC with Java installed. The
program appears as a borderless window at the upper left corner of the
screen. You can use the mouse to select the matching image in the right
In the download section of this site, you'll find a ZIP archive that
contains an executable JAR file, the tile sets, and the source code.
Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 May 2006 )