2018-01-10 03:37:15

actually finished some of my first PVP matches today, and have won all of them so far, but if I start losing, still gonna keep at it. Though I wish we'd get XP for them just like other types of games.

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2018-01-10 09:27:31

@lee.hobbs: OMG what a crazy bug... Lol... I had Word war installed, and I was starting to wander what the heck I was doing wrong, because I couldn't find other games inside the app. big_smile
I've just solved the issue, got some kind of weird login issue as others has mentioned, the app mentioned there was an update, but didn't found any updates in the app store. Well, I have to go back to my job, but will look at it later on. It looks really awesome...

Best regards SLJ.
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2018-01-10 16:04:15

been handed my first couple of defeats, but having fun even so, in fact, if I always won it would suck. so glad actually to get beat.

for anyone who wants to play me, I'm bookrage on Huboodle too.

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2018-01-19 20:37:17

A new iOS release of Huboodle (http://bit.ly/wshuboodle) is in the app store with several bug fixes.  A new game will be added to Huboodle in a couple of weeks!

-AppA11y Team

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2018-01-19 21:45:03

just an update if you want to play me. My account is now called "Zachary Ruffing" as I hooked up through my facebook after a bug caused me to have to uninstall the game entirely, including on-system save file and come back. As I had not changed my basic info when I first signed on, I couldn't retrieve my bookrage data and so I am now using my facebook account and bookrage is dead.

Still happy to play with you guys under my new monicker though and would love to have some fun.

Also the new medals are definitely cool, in the future release more both for existing games and ones you put out, and on top of that, down the road release more word search categories and project worlds for Word builder. I don't want those to be dead ends.

One more thing I've noticed. I've actually played some of the "for kids" topics on Word War and found they are actually harder than the adult topics. I know there are some rules as to how words are placed (not going to share.) and actually that makes those dinky 4 and 5-letter ones in the kids stuff harder to find than a lot of the science, sports, or geography words. Just think it's funny that kids stuff is unintentionally harder.

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2018-01-27 22:05:43

okay guys, sorry for those of you that dislike double posts but it has been over a week so I feel I am justified.

I didn't see the creator post here so I decided to bring it up myself.

Huboodle had another update on Thursday Jan, 25 that fixes a bug in Word Builder, though not sure what exactly that bug was about, and also introduces daily rewards. I haven't figured out exactly what that means, seems to be a bit of XP and maybe some gold.

either way, thought you guys ought to know.

what I like is if you have notifications on your IOS devices, it will throw up a notification when an update comes out, telling of a bit of what has happened in a sentence or two and telling you to update.

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2018-01-27 22:53:44

yep, I saw the update. I still need to put together a db entry for Huboodle, it's on the list of things I really! need to get done.

I'm afraid though I still haven't got the bloody thing to save my account details. I put in my email and password and the username dark, or darkempathy, and click save, it goes click but just sits there, then when I exit settings, it goes back to guest user random numbers.

I like the games, but this bug with account creation is rather irritating and is slightly putting me off trying a multiplayer game or doing anything with gold. It'd be nice if we could create accounts on the website instead, or at least have a way of checking account details through the website if there is a problem.
Heck, it'd be nice if you could use your game center account rather than have to go through a custom creation process.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-01-27 23:23:35

I hooked it up to my facebook account and that works just fine, all you need to know is your facebook e-mail and password and all. You can do the same with twitter if you'd prefer.

You also need to utterly delete all info on your IOS device, this includes both the apps for battle cats and word war and also the data for the connected files as well in order to take advantage of it on Huboodle.

Also, Dark, Curious. How are you going to phrase the DB entry for Huboodle? It is an ever-expanding library of social games. Are you going to say "collection of games?" Or are you going to update it when new titles are released? That second could potentially be problematic as they've said they expect to have 6 more titles out by the end of the year on there.

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2018-01-28 00:08:49

Hmmm, I did delete word war but I'll check just to see, since at this point uninstalling and reinstalling the game wouldn't matter.

i'd rather not use facebook as though I do have a facebook account I've literally never used it, besides it didn't work when I tried anyway.
With the db page I was planning to do a similar thing to the entries for Rs games or audiogames hub, namely list it under the compilations genre type, then add a list of all available games on the page, updating as necessary.

I actually prefer to do this  with systems like Huboodle, since it seems more logical when there is one ap but multiple games inside it than to clutter up the db with a hole bunch of single pages for each game (especially when  games are shorter ones like Blackjack or poker).

I should really have done this with the allinplay games, but as I don't know what the status of those is currently leaning them up and compiling into a single entry doesn't seem quite as much a priority as getting pages out there for newer releases or making sure existing ones are uptodate.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-01-28 01:06:07

I'm probably telling you something you already know about apps on the ios system. but you actually have two separate saves of the app, the app itself and the companion data on the device, you can delete them separately, just get rid of that companion data too.

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2018-01-28 03:28:54

I thought when I deleted word war I used the option to  remove all data along with the ap but I will double check just in case.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-02-01 01:26:01

Huboodle (http://bit.ly/agnhuboodle) has just hit the app store with our latest game added, Trivia Trail!  Download and play today!

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2018-02-01 01:31:00

kick royal Butt man! I'm off to get that in no time!

you wouldn't believe how happy I am to see the game growing so fast. I hope you can keep up this kind of momentum.

I just got the 1000 word builder achievement today and I'm doing okay, even starting to really figure out blackjack. I still have a losing record in multiplayer wordsearches but ready to keep on coming too.

Can't wait to see what you roll out next, whether that is new features for existing games such as new wordsearch topics, new metagame stuff like prizes and junk, new stuff in the store, or new features, or just new titles for us to play.

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2018-02-01 01:44:21

Wow, will check that out when I am back at my phone!
I quite love this little gathering of people and games, I hope that it will grow even bigger one day.
I would love to see more multiplayer games, things like uno, scopa, rulette, craps, slot machine and so on, would make this a fun mix out of card and casino games, maybe board games can be made available in the future.
Greetings Moritz.

Hömma, willze watt von mir oder wie, weil wenn nich, dann lass dir mal sagen, laber mir kein Kottlett anne Wange und hömma, wo wir gerade dabei sind, dann iss hier hängen im Schacht, sonns klapp ich dir hier die Fingernägel auf links, datt kannze mir mal glaubn.

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2018-02-01 02:20:02

maybe some cooperative games down the road or networking stuff like in the Facebook stuff from way back when I did that. Let us help each other build cities, run zoos, fight monsters in a casual medieval land, explore space, or other stuff that could be incremental or allow us to build, expand, and help each other like citiville, township, farmivvle, and all that other stuff, though don't go so nuts that we need a billion friends to make it work and could play by ourselves if we wanted.

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2018-02-01 07:33:45

Why is there no basic documentation on how to play these games? There's documentation on the app itself, but not the individual games.

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2018-02-01 08:00:13

@Orin, the documentation is in each game. Just start word builder, word war etc and hit help.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-02-01 14:51:39

Well I tried trivia trail. I like the setup and how quickly it plays with vo, sort of reminds me of the trace.
My only problem is that a lot of the questions are a bit Us specific, for example there was a question in level 2 on "what soft drink calls itself the neon cola" well that I think is an add slogan which didn't make it outside the us, likewise there seem to be a hole bunch of questions  about where in the Us various things are, or about sports highly specific to North America such as basket ball

This hasn't been quite as bad as Jeopardy on the Alexa, which is so us specific that Mrs. Dark ends up answering two thirds of the questions on her own, but you might consider it when assigning more questions to the game, since had I not married a lady who came from very near there I wouldn't have known that Harrisberg was the capital of the state of Pennsylvania, and likely not too many people in England would either, ---- over here we know that Washington Dc is the capital of the United states where the whitehouse is and that's about as far as it goes big_smile.

In other matters I'm afraid that this game is frustrating me!
I want to create an  account and have a sensible player name, but again my email and player name are just not! saving everytime I click save nothing happens.

I have done the update password thing and that seemed to work, but the change name and email are just plane not saving.
I tried deleting the game from my Iphone (and redownloading, thus losing any progress I'd made), and I checked if wordwar was still registered, but nothing!

My email address is dark at x g a m dot o r g, and I would like to please use the username Dark, or Dark empathy if that is not available.

Could Lee Hobbs or one of the other developers at Apa11y please look into this as it is getting rather irritating as I would like to play multiplayer but don't really want to without an account name.

I actually wish Huboodle would have the option to use the default Ios game center profile instead of custom account creation, particularly on the Iphone where inputting passwords is a miner pest.

Btw, sorry to be so negative. I do really like the games themselves and the way that they've been designed to run so well with Vo and multiplayer would probably be awesome if I can get it running, it's just a miner problem to run into teething problems like these ones.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-02-01 22:51:10


Will try to make the questions less US specific, but it won't happen right away as we are going in multiple directions trying to maintain existing games, port to Android, adding new games, and market Huboodle to keep it rolling. So be patient and we will do our best to address all of the issues and suggestions.

As for the username issue, are your using special characters?  There is a popup that throws an error if you do, but maybe VO isn't picking it up. And just to confirm, you are trying to update a guest user account, correct?  If you don't mind, click the feedback button on the settings page and enter the username you are trying to change to and then hit send.  It will give me your device info to help with debugging. And we did consider iOS game center to manage it, but it created other complications for us to get games out on Android.

Thanks for playing and hang in.  We are two man shop and busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.  We want to get it right though. If you have any other suggestions or issues please use the feedback button as I don't always check forum posts.

Thanks for the feedback!


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2018-02-06 16:24:14


I used the feedback button on the settings page of the ap to attempt to explain my  issue with creating an account, however that just opened an email.

As I don't have  bluetooth keybord for my phone, writing emails with the  on screen keyboard is prohibitively time consuming, I did attempt to use the dictate function but I am not sure if it worked.

Either way the email would be from my address dark at x g a m dot org, and hopefully contains all the data needed.
I would like to please have an account with the username dark or darkempathy, then hopefully I can start trying out multiplayer games.


With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2018-02-06 16:36:29

a ouple things I've noticed about trivia trail I'd like to share with you.

1. if the game crashes while you're playing, you'll lose all progress made since last logout, so leave the game for a moment after each level. As it doesn't have a "next level" feature at the end of a level, this isn't hard. (I mean just leave Trivia trail, not Huboodle and make sure you leave Trivia trail via the close button.) If you just shut down the game or close it while trivia trail is running, you'll lose your progress.
2. some of the questions are wrong. here are two examples.
a. One question asks what the capital of the Netherlands is. According to the game, the answer is Amsterdam. However, the capital of the Netherlands is The Hague. This is not too crippling as all the other city choices aren't in the Netherlands at all but the correct answer is wrong.
b. In another question, we are asked the capital of Spain. The correct answer according to the game is "Madrid" but Madrid is not the capital of Spain, just the largest city. The capital of Spain is Barcelona, which is more problematic than example (A) because Barcelona is also an answer choice here.
c. around level 40 there's a question of what element has the chemical symbol AU. There is not a problem with the answers, as it's gold, but when voiceover reads the question, it makes AU sound like "OH" which made me think the answer was oxygen. Fortunately oxygen was not an answer choice.

loving the game though and glad to see the update with new word search stuff for us to do and some more performance stuff.

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2018-02-06 18:40:51

Hi Bookrage,

A new version of Huboodle hit the app store yesterday and should fix the issue with lost progress in either Word Builder or Trivia Trail.  The issue had to do with how you exited the games, but resolved now.  Try out the new version and let me know if still having issues (http://bit.ly/agnhuboodle). Also, the feedback button on settings page gets the quickest response.

Sorry about the incorrect answers too.  Will get those corrected and out with the next release next week.

Thanks for the patience and for playing!

-AppA11y Team

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2018-02-06 18:49:32

Just verified the answers to the questions and I think they are correct as is:

Capital of Spain -> Madrid (https://www.google.com/search?q=capital … p;ie=UTF-8)

Capital of Netherlands -> Amsterdam (https://www.google.com/search?ei=BNt5Wv … S9juCt8u8E)

Let me know if I am missing something and can pull the questions if there is a conflict. Thanks for keeping us on our toes!

-AppA11y Team

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2018-02-06 18:56:56


We didn't get the email from you for some reason, please try again and I will reset your user.  The feedback button does open an email, but you don't have to put anything in the email, just click the send button and it will send us all of your info.

Thanks for the patience.


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2018-02-06 19:30:43

actually I found out the problems with Trivia Trail after the update just a few hours ago. My game still crashes sometimes, especially when I get a word War/Battle Cats pvp invite. It can also happen in many games when I get a medal. For example, I got the 5-card black jack and 6-card black jack medals yesterday and in both instances the game crashed and  I had to close it or it shut itself down automatically and I had to come back. It was particularly gauling about 4 hours ago when I was playing trivia trail and lost over 20 levels of progress because of a crash. I've more than made up for the lost space now but I was very upset at the time.

What is weird however is that I know there is some system of only getting so many plays at a time and having them refill over time. I lost all of my progress but it still recorded that I had used up those plays. It also erased my trivia trail medals. and the totals of numbers I had gotten by answering all those questions.

I can't send e-mail to you right now from the game so I am reporting here. I might set up my ipad for e-mails soon enough but have no reason other than debugging with you guys to do so.

Even so I'm very happy about this game and still am very excited to play. Also I really like that you have a notification sent when there's an update. That's extremely helpful and something I've never seen another game do. Also, haven't looked into it but  glad that there's new word search stuff to do. Don't know what but any addition is good.

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