Merry Christmas from Baked Ham Games

December 23rd, 2010

It’s Christmas time, and Baked Ham Games is celebrating by giving gifts!

We’re giving away 3 copies of 3 of our most popular apps.

If you take one of these codes, we’d appreciate a little Christmas gift from you, too.

  1. Please leave a comment on here so that we can celebrate with you!
  2. Please rate us on iTunes.  Even just a star rating will help.

If you appreciate what Baked Ham Games does, spread the cheer by giving us an iTunes rating!

And now… the codes:

RPG Toolkit

PP9M4LWAAKFR
MXPYHL7YXPXW
RN6L9HKYAFF4
Disc Golf Scorekeeper
HFW7XNF7EW44
TKFJMJFKPTRE
HHMJENN4PPXW
Beginner Flash Cards

KY63FYYF3T6R
WEYRRMT6HP9Y
RHMFYML3KNL6
To Redeem, go into iTunes, click on the iTunes Store, and go to the redeem button at the bottom.
Baked Ham Games wishes everyone a safe and very, Merry Christmas!

Baked Ham Games officially partners with the Fear the Boot podcast

November 25th, 2010

Baked Ham Games has officially partnered with the Fear the Boot podcast on the RPG Toolkit app!  This partnership has been in the works for some time, but as of episode 213, the latest (as of this writing), the partnership has been announced and is in full effect.

Also, the most important thing about the partnership is that RPG Toolkit is on sale to celebrate it!  Until the end of November, the price of RPG Toolkit will be just 99 cents!

Please check out Fear the Boot, they are an amazing podcast with some great people behind the mics.

You can read more about the app itself on this blog, and also here.

Disc Golf Scorekeeper 1.2.2 and RPG Toolkit Lite 1.3 released

November 18th, 2010

Disc Golf Scorekeeper 1.2.2 is now available in the App Store. It adds a few features that were requested by our users.

Firstly, it now uses in-app email to send the score cards. This allows you to see your card before sending it, and it also allows you to use your iPhone address book to pick and choose addresses.
Also, it fixes a few bugs and improves the user interface a bit, based on comments by users.

Finally, RPG Toolkit’s lite version got an update to help it coincide with the release of 1.30 of the main app, which occurred earlier this week.

We’ve also got some things that we’re working on, and we hope to announce them in the very near future.

RPG Toolkit 1.30 released!

November 15th, 2010

RPG Toolkit 1.30 has just been released, and it’s our biggest update ever!

Thanks to the efforts of Fear the Boot, graphic artist Keith Curtis has provided some new graphic designs for the app.

Many of the major changes of version 1.30 are clearly evident from the character screen. In the previous versions, if you clicked on a character’s name from the list, you would only get the option to edit the character’s attributes.  From the screenshot below, you can see that that’s changed.

Tapping a Character

New Character Interface

The first option still does the same as before (and also, clicking the blue arrow on next to the person’s name will do that, too.

The next option is a major new one.   Cloning a character allows you to take all the attribute names of an existing character and immediately apply them to a new character.  In other words, after you have manually created all the attributes for one character, you can clone that character for the next one, and you won’t have to re-enter all the attributes again.  Since the attributes will be blank, you’ll simply have to change the values to whatever they are for the new character.

In regards to the third option, this is a very quick addition that many people have asked for. You can switch any PC to become an NPC and vice versa.  Note that this change will not be reflected on the web site if you sync, so you’ll have to change it on the website as well.

The fourth option is also a major enhancement!  You can now e-mail character sheets (screen shot here) straight to your GM, other players, or anyone else for that matter… all from right inside the app.

But… characters aren’t the only thing to get a major upgrade.  Check out the new card-drawing interface!

New Card Drawer!

Of course, the old interface is still available if you want to quickly draw lots of cards, but the new interface is just so much fun to play with.  Please, check it out, everyone!

There are more updates, too, but those are certainly the big ones.  At Baked Ham Games, we’re really striving to make the best app possible, and we really hope that you enjoy them.  If you have any questions about the new features, please leave them here.

Quick Draw with Words 1.3 Released!

November 12th, 2010

Quick Draw with Words 1.3 is now available on the App Store.  We’ve updated both the Paid and Free versions.

Paid Version Updates:

  • Full iOS 4 multitasking support
  • More categories
  • Some User Interface enhancements

The Lite version has been updated to make it feature-identical to the paid version!  The only difference is that the Lite version has ads and the Paid version does not.

Light Version Updates:

  • Full iOS 4 Multitasking Support
  • Full list of 100+ categories is now available!
  • As with the paid version, you can now add your own catergories
  • Some User Interface enhancements

Get out there and update now, or play the full game for free!

Follow Baked Ham Games on Twitter and Facebook!

November 10th, 2010

Baked Ham Games is now on Twitter and Facebook.  You can follow us there for all the latest info about app updates and contests!

Facebook Fan Page

Twitter Page

Contest Announcement!

October 30th, 2010

In order to celebrate the release of Beginner Flash Cards, Halloween, and the 6 month anniversary of Baked Ham Games being on the App Store, we will be giving away some apps to some lucky winners!

I will be giving away apps based on how many entries I get, so the more people who enter, the more people will win! Also, one person will win the entire Baked Ham Games catalog!

“How do I enter?” you ask.  Well, it’s very simple.  You may enter by doing any of these 3 things… each one gets you an entry!:

  1. Write a post on Twitter with a link to this page (http://bit.ly/dqsRXv) that mentions the contest and uses the hashtag #BakedHamContest.  You can be as creative as you want as long as you include those two things.
  2. Post a link on Facebook as your status with a link to this page and then send me the link to the Permanent URL of your Facebook status.  To do this, you can click on the time (i.e. 6 hours ago) that shows up under your Facebook post and it will generate a URL for the Facebook status.  Once you have the URL, leave it as a comment on this blog post.
  3. Download one of our apps (free or paid) and write a review for it.  Then, write a comment here saying who you are and which app you reviewed.

The contest will end on November 5th (the 6 month anniversary of Baked Ham Games being on the App Store) at 11:59 Eastern Time.

Good luck to everyone entering!  I think this is going to be a lot of fun!

Baked Ham Games Apps:

For more info about all these apps, check out this link.

Beginner Flash Cards is now available on the App Store!

October 30th, 2010

Beginner Flash Cards is a new app (one of three that was mentioned in the last post) that is aimed at teaching kids how to do basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  I originally created this app because my son’s teacher told us that my son needed to practice with some flash cards. I figured that this would be a great way for him to practice his skills, and that, at only 99 cents, it’s much cheaper than an actual box of Flash Cards!  Not only that, but with flash cards, I could only focus on one type of problem, not all four!

Title Screen

The Title Screen

Once the app has loaded, you will be presented with the choice to decide which type of flash cards to use or to change the options related to it.

Main Menu

The Main Menu

Once you have the options set up the way you like, and you are ready to play, click to get going.

Multiplication

An example of Multiplication

The interface is simple-to-use, and large enough to make it easily accessible to children of all ages.  Once all the questions are finished, then the app gives a summary of how the player did.

All Done!

The stats for this player

I hope you will all enjoy Beginner Flash Cards!  It’s already been well beta-tested by my 8-year-old son! :)

As always, leave any questions you have about the app below!

(iTunes Link)

In the pipeline…

October 20th, 2010

Just as a heads-up, Baked Ham Games currently has 3 iPhone apps in development, all of which are nearing the final stages.  Two of these apps are games; one is a music-related app.  I don’t want to give away too much here, but I’ll be posting more information as we prepare for release.

Also, Baked Ham Games released Geosearcher, a free geo-location based app a long time ago, and it was never mentioned here.  Apparently, some people are finding uses for it (such as geocaching), because it’s been downloaded thousands of times.  If you’re interested, check it out here.  I’ll probably need to post a how-to soon.

Disc Golf Scorekeeper 1.2 now available!

September 20th, 2010

Apple has finally approved version 1.2 of Disc Golf Scorekeeper.  It adds two very highly-requested features to the app.

  1. View current scores for all players – I’ve dropped in a little button on the main scoreboard screen that lets players quickly glance all the overall scores of all the players.  Ideally, it would be nice to show everyone’s complete scorecard on the same screen, but alas, there is just not enough real estate on the iPhone screen for this.  What we can do, though, is view a quick pop-up of everyone’s totals that doesn’t interfere with the main screen at all and can be easily closed.
  2. E-mail your scorecards! – This is the big draw for this update!  I’ve added the ability to easily send nice-looking e-mails of your scorecards to everyone involved.  All you have to do is tap the e-mail button and type in some e-mail addresses (separated by commas).   You don’t have to type anything in the e-mail itself, the app will format it nicely and send it along to whomever you choose.

I’d love to get your feedback!  If you really like the new e-mail feature, let me know!  If anyone doesn’t have the app, but would like to see screenshots of this in action, leave a comment and I will post some.