Now (May 19, 2016) I’ve also posted quick/short rules for the game on my website in text format for printing. There is also a pdf version of the intro video that you can print.
My latest video game, “Family Tree Solitaire”, is now also on the web for free on itch.io. You can also find links to the FREE Windows Store, Google Play, and Amazon Store app versions too.
The web version plays in most modern desktop or laptop browsers that support WebGL: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (WIndows 10), Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari — in my experience, it doesn’t seem to run on mobile browsers (phones or tablets) yet. It also will not run in Internet Explorer.
That’s why I’m both honored and humbled to receive the Hall of Fame award for my work in software engineering and video games. I recently visited the Donald Bren School of Computer Sciences & Information for a couple of days to meet the Dean and Assistant Dean and Department Chair, see how things have changed since I attended, meet with informatics researchers, and present to students and alumni at Game Developer’s Week.
When I graduated in 1981 (Computer Science) the campus had only a few buildings, now there are many. The campus is still growing, yet it is quite attractive and still has a very personal feel — not to mention the beautiful beaches nearby. Environmental practices at the college are hard to beat.
There are far more students attending today, and among the great variety of majors to choose from, there are excellent Computer Sciences & Informatics programs — including a Computer Game Science (video game developer and software engineering) degree that didn’t exist when I attended.
Informatics researchers are working on a variety of interesting projects related to health and education, as well as other diverse fields.