At Ironic Name we develop mobile apps with a focus on the Windows platforms. We currently have 4 apps in available in the Windows Phone Store and 1 in the Windows Store, our newest app is BRAAAINS!!! counter, a companion app for Zombie Dice to track your games score. Please also check out our other apps:
- Pocket PAX your go-to companion for attending any Penny Arcade Expo
- remynders set it, forget it, and let us remind you about all those "little" things
- Trade In Values Canada for all your game trading needs

Saturday, 22 June 2013

BRAAAINS!!! counter Available for Windows 8 / Windows Phone 7

Do you enjoy playing the popular dice game Zombie Dice? Then grab your physical copy of Zombie Dice and keep score of your collected brrrrrains with these companion apps.

To celebrate the release of Ironic Name’s first Windows 8 app all versions of BRAAAINS!!! counter (Windows Phone 7/8 & Windows 8) are being made available for free, for a limited time (August 1st). Using BRAAAINS!!! counter will make tracking your zombie rampage a "no brainer", no need to hunt for a pen and paper when your trusty Windows Phone or Windows 8 device is are at the ready!

  • Keeps track of "who's next" in games of Zombie Dice
  • Able to add and remove players during play
  • Handles tie games
  • Visual alerts for 'game ending' and ties
  • [WP] Game state storage for resumed game play

Coming Soon in v1.1 (July)
  • [ALL] Player Reordering
  • [ALL] Previous winner starts next game
  • [Win8] Game state storage for resumed game play

You can download BRAAAINS!!! counter from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively, both versions are available free for a limited time, until August 1st.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Updates! Updates! Updates!

BRAAAINS!!! Counter for Windows 8

Bad news, BRAAAINS!!! Counter for Windows 8 failed certification. We've made a change and we're making another run at certification. It will be a few days before we know if there are any other issues. When we know more we'll let you know. Once we've cleared certification we'll also announce what's coming up in the next few releases and how long the promotion will last for BRAAAINS!!! being available for all platforms.

BRAAAINS!!! Counter for Windows Phone 7

While we were waiting for the Windows 8 certification we created the Windows Phone 7 version! It was submitted for certification yesterday so expect it to be sometime toward the end of the week when it's available in the store.

Trade in Values v2.0.2 and Our Call for Help!

Lastly you should be seeing the update v2.0.2 of TIVS available for download in the next few hours. This contains some bug fixes but it also to bring some awareness to something new we're going to try for adding features to this app. As much as I love this app it always seems to fall by the way side for updates, so I want to put it's road map into the hands of it's fans! Here's the deal I will commit to a feature list if you, tivs users, review the app in the Windows Phone Store. The hope is that this will help promote the app in the Store and get even more people using it! To participate all you need to do is go to the Windows Phone Store and leave a review (easily accessible from within the app).

So what do you get for doing this? The table below is broken into tiers showing what feature will be committed to for the required number of reviews, more reviews == more features. One more caveat I'm throwing in, you only have until July 30th to review the app. At that point we'll total the number of reviews and we'll have our roadmap.

# ReviewsFeature
25v2.0.5 - Updated to support 7.8
50v2.1 - Windows Phone 8 version
100v2.2 - Newly $8 trades list on main screen
250v2.3 - Game Library Account Sync
500v2.4 - Search using UPC Code/Camera
???v2.5/3.0 - Crowd sourced feature

Remember you only get 1 review, so if you want a feature then you're going to have to spread the word about the app ;)

Pocket PAX v2.0

We've begun work on Pocket PAX v2.0, we're trying to get a new framework in place for updating schedule so we can decouple those from having to submit to the store before each Conference. Fingers crossed we're ready in time for PAX Aus, if the code isn't ready we will have an update so the app will be available for conference attendees.

Remynders Update

Unfortunately this update has taken a backseat at the moment. We're running an internal build on our phones but it's not ready for primetime yet. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

BRAAAINS!!! counter is coming to Windows 8!

Our first Windows 8 application will be BRAAINS!!! counter. We are very close to being code complete and expect to be submitting to the Windows Store for approval within the next few days.

.. and because this is our first Windows 8 app I am happy to announce that we will be making the Windows Phone version of BRAAAINS!!! counter free to celebrate. You should see the price reflected in the store within the next day. The price will remain in effect for a limited time.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0.1 Now Available

BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0.1 is now available in all windows phone marketplaces. This release brings a Tie Breaker mode as well as visual identifiers for the end of the game and when ties occur, as well as a fix for assisted error reporting.

Also we will be announcing another app release this week so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0.1 submitted to the Store

BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0.1 was submitted to the Windows Phone Store tonight. We've added in the tie breaker functionality mentioned in an earlier post as well as visualizations for the end game trigger and when in tie breaker mode. Also there is a fix in this release for a crash that could occur with the assisted error reporting.

Also keep close watch of this space as we are announcing something new in the next week or so ;).

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Readying BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0.1 for Release

BRAAAINS!!! counter v1.0 shipped without functionality for resolving ties for the game win. We're now testing the v1.0.1 update which will include tie breaker resolution.