Sum Challenge

Ben Wong's Blog

Back in 2009, about a year after the App Store launched, I started playing around with on iOS and Objective C. I purchased a Macbook and signed up to the Apple Developer program and started diving into the examples and tutorials.

I started working on a game based on the UK gameshow Countdown – specifically the Number Game.

Carol on Countdown Carol on Countdown

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For those of you unfamiliar, Countdown is a classic UK show which pitches 2 opponents against each other solving anagrams, forming words from random letters, and my favourite – the numbers game – trying to reach the target number with 6 random numbers and basic arithmetic. I thought the simple game would be fun, yet challenging enough to would work well as a basic 2D game, the replay factor would be good as players metal arithmetic improved, the game would get more challenging and challenging. Overall I thought this…

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