Dicewords removal

Regrettably, I will be removing Dicewords and Dicewords-X from the App Store later today.

A lot has changed since the day I wrote them in terms of device screen sizes, even for iPads, and iOS internals. Due to the way they were written they weren’t expecting all those different sizes and Apple now require all apps to be able to handle them correctly.

I am updating Pink Plaques to deal with the larger screens correctly, but for Dicewords it’s just so much work that it’s not worth it. The upshot of this is that I will never update Dicewords and so I cannot offer any bug fixes or enhancements for it; it’s time for me to bid it farewell.

For those of you still using it, it will continue working as before (although no guarantees for future iOS versions) though you will still be able download the latest available version Apple keep or restore the app to a new device.

Thank you to all of you who bought it or tried it and Graham and I hope you enjoyed playing it. Needless to say, the ‘real’ physical version of the game that inspired the app is still available from Graham at Graham’s Games.

This web site will be updated very soon to remove Dicewords and move it to a ‘retired’ page, or whatever it’s going to be called!