Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wizard Beta Testers

The message below was sent to players who offered to help beta-test. (or I assumed so).
If you would also like to participate that would be greatly appreciated. Jump in!


Wizard Play-Testers
Thank you for offering to help.
This has been a long, expensive, tortuous venture.
I hope we are now on our way to a successful conclusion.

The ‘stand-alone’ link is provided below.
The link does not depend on any particular browser.
Once we have completed the testing and have eliminated problems the game will be placed on the Facebook/Games page and connecting will be quick and simple. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nctrfsidgtkxca1/Wizard%20MP%20Setup.exe?dl=0
You will need to download and install the “Wizard MP” program and the desktop icon.

The AI is weak and is not intended to be functional for any purpose other than to replace a dropped player. Games starting with AI players will play but will not count for recording purposes.

Let me know when you have successfully downloaded the program.
Also let me know if you experience problems .
You can test play by yourself by using the AI as opponents. If you do this please make notes on any problems encountered and provide as much detail as possible.
i.e. Type of game  eg. 4 handed short game vs 3 AI players.
When the problem occurred. Eg. Hand 4, the third round.
Specifics. Eg. Game froze, or AI reneged, or Trump card was displayed incorrectly, etc.

Please let me know when you would be available to test play the game against other live testers. This is what really needs to be done for proper testing.

wizardjester@gmail.com
Ken Fisher (wizard)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wizard on Facebook

To all players of Wizard card game:
We need to test-play the latest version of BETA Facebook/Wizard.
Please notify me (Ken Fisher) by email at wizardjester@gmail.com if you are able to provide the time needed to test-play and provide detailed feedback on problems encountered or suggestions for improvement. We will not be able to make any large-scale changes to the format as further programming costs are prohibitive.  Loading the game problems at the links that I will provide are expected but once testing and refinements are completed Wizard will be placed on the actual Facebook/Games page where access will be simple and quick.

There will be  a finite window for feedback and fixes. The plan is as follows:

1. Provide a list of public beta testers with email/contact info.
2. Share the FB page link and instructions to this list of players for how to start/install both the web version and standalone version (along with browser requirements, etc.) Note that the web version will only work on IE. Everyone else should use the standalone version.
3. Schedule 10 test games over the course of 2 weeks for players to play. They can join games as needed. Encourage players to play as well on their own time as desired.
4. Players should submit their feedback after each game.
5. At the end of 2 weeks, we will consolidate the feedback and address functional bugs.
* We hope for the test schedule to start by end of next : week.

Reminder: Your help is needed and requested. Please volunteer by emailing Ken Fisher at wizardjester@gmail.com. Provide your username, your real name, and your email address.
Thanks

Friday, July 7, 2017

Wizard on Facebook: Beta

Can you help me out with this URL?
Can you link to Facebook-Wizard at this URL?
Only works on I.E. and Safari if it works at all.
http://www.facebook.com/wizardcardgame
Let me know if it works for you. If not what response do you get?
email: wizardjester@gmail.com
Thanks,
Ken Fisher

Monday, March 20, 2017

What's in the works?

What is in the pipeline?

1. A new enhanced version of Wizard called "Wizard Royale" featuring new cards with special powers.

2. A two-handed version of Wizard using a 36 card deck. (Rules are now at the Printers)

3. Wizard on Facebook is still on the horizon. (Beta version is imminent)