I just finished Android 1: Introduction to Mobile Application Development (O'Reilly School of Technology). For the final project you had to build a complete app. One of the options was the Hangman game. This was quite a challenge being new to Android programming and games.

But I took it and I managed to do it, the result is Free Monkey, my implementation of Hangman. No casualties though, I changed the theme to be more gentle: you have to prevent an innocent monkey to get locked in. If you guess the right word he is set free and can eat his banana too:

This is much more fun than a hanging poor fellow, game development is a creative skill as well :) This is much more fun than a hanging poor fellow, game development is a creative skill as well :)

The game is simple but has all the necessary features: multiple themes (cities, famous people, movies, music, books), 5 levels with increasing difficulty (last 2 levels have a timer), 1 hint per game and a point-gaining/bonus system.

The game is in English and Spanish (however the words are mostly in English). And unlike other Hangman games I played you don't get interrupted by annoying ads and popups :)
You can read the details in the readme.

1 hint per game, Spanish / English interface, button pad to quickly enter letters 1 hint per game, Spanish / English interface, button pad to quickly enter letters

you win: monkey is set free and even gets food, more bonus the better/harder you play you win: monkey is set free and even gets food, more bonus the better/harder you play

]you loose: monkey locked in, no worries: just click on New Game and keep trying you loose: monkey locked in, no worries: just click on New Game and keep trying

The game can be installed from Google Play. If you like word guessing games, give it a try and let me know what you think. Your feedback is invaluable to me as I am learning both Android and game development.

Have fun!


Bob Belderbos

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