NOTE: The Appliv featured-and-categorized apps internet site will discontinue service on August 31, 2017. Below is the text of their review of “Family Tree Solitaire”, and below that is my original blog entry from July 8, 2016.
Form Card Family Combinations in this Puzzling Solitaire Game!
- A new take on classic card games to interest enthusiasts.
- The Family Tree system provides new challenges for Solitaire players.
- Incorporates elements of Poker for a unique single-player puzzle.
Experience a new card game that combines the elements of Poker and Solitaire with a bit of Genealogy splashed in. Create a family with cards starting from a pair as “Parents” which lets you add three more cards as the “Children”. Repeat the cycle with the “Children” stack and aim to form the best five card hand based on Poker. This game introduces a unique way to play two classic card games together with its Family Tree system. Find ways to branch out your cards to make generations of high value suits. Begin the game with a single card you can pair with any card from your deck. These two form the “Parent” pair which allows three more cards to be added under them as “Children”. Using a “2” card from any suit on a “Parent” will increase the number of children to five. Beat each game’s possible high score by creating the best “Family” of card suits.
Not all cards used in the game have a positive effect on your Family Tree. Using an “Ace” creates a “Divorce” which stops pairs from creating children. “Jacks,” symbolizing “Death,” stop any card from being used, preventing pairs or children from being made as well as subtracting from your score. These cards can only be played after the first “Child.” Offering a fresh twist on classic card games, this app will definitely pique the interest of any card game enthusiast. If your old solitaire games have gone dull, give this a try to refresh yourself with something new.
My blog post from July 2016…
As a sci-fi writer and Indie app developer, I know how difficult it is to get e-books and apps noticed on publisher e-shelves.
Appliv recently contacted me. They are reviewing my unique card game “Family Tree Solitaire” — I’ll post the link soon — as one of their app selections for their website in the U.S. Appliv is a mobile app discovery platform that aids users with reviews and categorization. It has millions of users in Japan and this year has been expanding globally, including the U.S.
Just search on the internet for “app discovery” and “problems” and you’ll see that app discovery is a major issue for app developers (especially small Indie developers) and users over the last decade.
Apple, Google, and Microsoft stores all have an abundance of software, but it can be difficult for small developer apps to stand out in the crowd and for users to find new and unique apps that might otherwise interest them. Apple Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft Cortana attempt to help users find what they are looking for, but they are general purpose tools, not necessarily attuned to the issues specific to app discovery. Pinterest and Facebook are attempting to help developers and users to find apps through stand-out pins and strategically placed ads.
We are perhaps still in the early stages of app discovery tools that make life easier for both developers and users. Appliv is one of the companies attempting to satisfy this need globally.