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Igowin HD

Igowin HD
  • #: 35828
  • Price: $9.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2013-03-17
  • Current Version: 1.2.2
  • 1.2.2
  • Size: 9.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Smart Games
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © 2010 David Fotland
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Description

The ancient strategy game of Go meets cutting edge technology with Igowin HD! With the most powerful Go software available for the iPad, Igowin HD will challenge you no matter what your level, and keep you at the top of your game, on small boards or full size.  Its user friendly features make Igowin HD the perfect app for beginners and experienced players alike. 



Igowin HD uses the same Go engine as The Many Faces of Go, the three time world computer Go champion. It draws on more than two and a half decades of experience, a massive knowledge base and the newest research, as well as modern Monte Carlo techniques to help you learn and grow as a player. Designed specifically for the iPad, it takes full advantage of the iPad’s faster processor to bring you the strongest computer Go opponent available anytime you’re ready.



Igowin HD supports play on 9x9, 13x13, or 19x19 boards. This flexible program lets you set your rank as you like. Game parameters can be set up automatically based on your playing level, or you can choose whatever opponent strength or handicap you want. 

 

Igowin HD has an all new, extensive Review Games feature that lets you save and review completed games or games in progress.  Try new variations at any point in a game and continue playing against the computer from there.  Mark stones and add comments to any game for later study to improve your play.  The iPad’s large screen and Igowin HD’s updated, hi res graphics are ideal for game review.  Virtually anything you can do with an sgf reader, you can do right on your iPad with Igowin HD, and you can email the game complete with all your changes to your PC.


The iPad’s large screen makes it easy to place your stones where you want it, but Igowin HD also has a built in “magnifying glass” to help you place stones accurately. Smart move technology snaps your stone into the correct position. The convenient "instant-undo" feature lets you reset a mis-tap without waiting for the computer to finish thinking.



Igowin HD has a comprehensive tutorial of rules and basic strategy. You can learn the game basics quickly and begin playing immediately. You can ask for a hint or an estimate of the current score anytime during a game. With no complex menus and just a few basic controls, the game is easy to navigate.

All AI levels are calibrated by actual play, on an online server. That means that the ranking Igowin gives you is very close to what your real-world ranking would be, rather than an arbitrary number that only applies within the app. 

Igowin HD uses the traditional Kyu ranking system to measure your performance. The engine automatically adjusts its level of play to match yours. By using the calibrated rankings within the Go engine, it can play a 9x9 even game, with no handicaps, against any player, from beginner all the way up to 3 Dan level. 19x19 even games automatically adjust from beginner to 3 Kyu. 

Whether you're a rookie looking for a fun way to learn and play the game of Go, or a crafty veteran looking for a challenge, Igowin HD is the app you've been searching for. Take Igowin HD wherever you go, and play it whenever you have a few minutes to burn. It's always ready for a quick game, or a long session. 

With Igowin HD on your iPad, you're ready to start playing the 4000 year old game that takes a few minutes to learn, and a lifetime to master.

What's New in Version 1.2.2

Removed debug 'Sound is off' printout.

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

The best go AI

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Most go games are based on gnu go and play like a computer. Most top out at 5k range.

I think this game uses the many faces of go engine and plays similar to that of real opponent decisions. I'm a 2d igs player and still can lose to the AI in a 9x9 game.

I literally have purchased all go and baduk apps for iPhone and iPad. This is hands down the best

2/5 stars

Not great

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The AI seems very good but there are a number of minor annoying things that make playing Go with iGowin more frustrating than fun.

- There is no landscape mode.
- The placement zoom circle is fairly slow to pop up.
- There is only one undo allowed. It has happened that while placing a stone with my index finger, I accidentally brushed my thumb on the board and it placed a stone there. Then the computer quickly played, and then lifting my index finger registered a second play. But, only one undo is allowed so I'm stuck with the accidental thumb click. Due to the nature of the input device (the iPad), and how I use it (in bed), accidental touches are common. This could be solved either a) if a finger is down placing a stone, don't allow a second finger to register, or b) allow multiple levels of undo. If the author wants to protect the integrity of the ranks given by this software (like anyone really cares), then they can allow a setting where multiple levels of undo are available but that game won't count toward the player's ranking.

4/5 stars

Gaining skill!

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I have been playing at 20-10 kyu for forty years. When I discovered David Fotland's engine had been ported from Windows to the iOS, I made the purchase immediately. I am enjoying ten to twenty fast 13x13 games each day against an opponent that is unforgiving and demands close attention but is not condescending. If you are stronger than, say, 9 kyu you look at go differently than I do and you may not enjoy Igowin as much as I do.
The comment below, "only one level of undo," is incorrect. There is a Review/Edit function that presents a slider to move backward through the record. You can play from that point forward. You can even change color.

If I get beyond Igowin's assessment 15-12 kyu and understand more of the game, I may return to add to this review.
This is the most fun I've had playing go in many years and I am looking forward to advancing to the full board.

david boise ID

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