Archive for July, 2015

Regency Solitaire Mac version for Steam released

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We’re happy to announce that Regency Solitaire is now available for Mac users on Steam.

To celebrate, we’re offering a 25% discount to both PC and Mac customers who buy Regency Solitaire on Steam this week (offer ends 3rd August, 2015).

Customers will enjoy our latest, updated version of the game, V1.16, which includes widescreen support.

Regency Solitaire V116 Update Released

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Widescreen mode!

We just released a big update for Regency Solitaire (PC/Mac). The current version on our site was V1.06 and the new version is V1.16.

The main changes are:

– Various fixes and stability enhancements.
– Decent Widescreen support. The game will now use player’s desktop resolution in Full Screen mode.

How to get it

If you bought the game through our website, simply go to your original BMT Micro order receipt and click on the download link. It should download the updated version. If you have any problems, just email us using the email address on our contact page.

We’ll also be releasing this update on Steam on Monday 27th July 2016 at 5pm GMT along with a Mac version!

We’ve also sent it to the major portals who will hopefully update their versions too.

Detailed change list:

– Changed framework to use a more reliable Windows API call to get the dynamic data folder which also supports Unicode characters in the path.

– Fix for game starting in windowed mode with no profile after a crash/invalid exit.

– Fixed bug where final chapter’s gold wasn’t stored in player profile.
– Fixed bug where finishing with a perfect during a combo didn’t show the correct multiplier value.

– Fixed bug where pressing Space during a combo would block further user input.
– Clicking anywhere on the Hand Complete screen will no longer move onto the next hand.

– Steam update only.

– Made game default to windowed mode on first run and after incorrect shutdown.
– Various localised version fixes.

– Fixed bug where sometimes a shuffle could result in a Regal lock being impossible to unlock.

– Added an underline on 6 and 9 plain cards to help indicate which way up they are.

– Game now uses desktop resolution in full screen mode. Everything should look a bit nicer on screens over 768 pixels tall.
– Added wallpaper side borders to full screen mode on widescreen monitors.

– Stopped these tips from showing if Show Tips is unchecked in Options: Stock pile, undo button, got wildcard/joker.
– Fixed Phoenix powerup bug where sometimes you couldn’t click on the stock pile after using it.
– Fixed Bella’s fan in the intro movie to not have spikes!
– Bella will appear in her full outfit on Chapter 20 instead of her normal one.

And that’s it. Thanks to everyone who helped us find and solve these issues.


Praise for Regency Solitaire

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Regency Solitaire has grabbed its fair share of media attention in the last couple of weeks. Some of the highlights:

Felicia’s a fan

Online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day has been tweeting about her Regency Solitaire addiction:

Felicia, there's no shame in enjoying such a finely-crafted and delightful game as Regency Solitaire! 😉

After a decade on the indie game scene, Grey Alien Games was finally honoured with a review on
John Bridgman reviewed Regency Solitaire and said:

“If you like traditional solitaire games, this is probably going to be right up your alley. Also if you want a charming visual novel story, you’ll want to give this a look. The game is wonderfully endearing and I think a lot of people will be surprised if they give it a chance.”

You can read the full review here.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

RPS reviewers Pip and Adam had a long discussion about the merits of Regency Solitaire, and more generally about the ‘casual game’ genre.

I am so into Regency Solitaire that I spent lunchtime on that instead of Dota or Destiny. This is a BIG DEAL.

…I think the whole game is a superb example of how a decent design can be elevated by a strong theme.

Read more here.

Leigh Alexander – Boing Boing

This follows on from some other great reviews, including this one from Leigh Alexander on Boing Boing, who says:

Regency Solitaire’s additional gameplay elements always feel like pleasing twists on an old classic, and they make Regency Solitaire incredibly hard to put down

Giant Bomb video

Finally, if you’ve not already seen this gripping Giant Bomb video where “Alex gets mixed up in the dark and dangerous world of high society solitaire,” then do check it out:

Get a Review Key:

If you are press or a YouTuber/TwitchTV streamer and would like a review key, please request one here.

As developers it’s great fun to see how the audience responds to our game. The good news is that people love it.

We’re also trying hard to contain our excitement about our next game, which is in development now…watch this space for more news very soon.

If you’ve not already given Regency Solitaire a try, you can buy it direct from us for PC/Mac here, and it’s also available on Steam.

More Glowing Reviews:

“I love every minute, every second, every word of this game.”

Wardfire (youtuber)

“I am so in love with this little game, I find that no superlatives will do.”

Jenn Frank (The Frisky)

“Regency Solitaire, with its attention to detail in story, gameplay, and artistry, stands as an example of how a standard game can be reinvented with creativity”

Game Rant (4.5/5)

“Regency Solitaire is as beautiful, clean, and elegant as the time period it represents.”

jayisgames (4.2/5)

“It had me hooked from start to finish and is definitely one of the most addictive examples of the genre”

GameRamble (8.3/10)

“A wonderfully addicting, deceptively simple solitaire game. Get it!”

Nerdy But Flirty (A)

“Regency Solitaire is one of this year’s most surprising games.”

DefunctGames (B+):

“Regency Solitaire is a fantastic game in an underappreciated genre.”

Gamestyle (8/10)

“The game is wonderfully endearing and I think a lot of people will be surprised if they give it a chance.”

Indie Games

Regency Solitaire is a product of the GamesLab South West programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and led by Creative England.