Drew Hamlin has released a beta version of Xoggle, bringing it to version 1C65. Xoggle is an open-sourced version of the classic game Boggle. Xoggle features networkable gameplay and a full dictionary word list. The latest version features performance enhancements and interface modifications. According to Drew Hamlin:
Xoggle, the open-source Boggle game developement effort, was updated today from developer Drew Hamlin of Vizspring Software.
Xoggle is an open-source, networkable game of the popular classic game Boggle. It includes a full dictionary word list as well as REALbasic and text-based source code.
Changes in release 1C65:
- Updated default time setting and word scoring to better comply with the official Boggle rules
- Added system messages for user actions
- Network games can now be started (but are not yet scored)
- Chat flooding is now prevented on both the client and server sides
- Fixed a bug which would allow cheating by using menus to stop the clock (the time is now measured with the system clock, rather than with a timer)
- Added three-time pause limit per game (pausing does not yet extend to the other players over a network game, but it will in the next release)
- Many various interface modifications
Note: As of the current version, multiplayer networking is still under development.
You can find more information about theXoggle beta release at the Drew Hamlin Web site. Xoggle is available as freeware.