Lonesome Gomoku

No one to play Gomoku with? Weep no more! Play this "Lonesome Gomoku" against AI anywhere, any time!

Best of all, it is 100% free with no Ads because I really enjoyed developing it.

* 3 AI levels
* 3 forbidden moves settings
* Auto-save
* Tournament mode
* 3 board sizes to choose from
* 2 player mode as a bonus!


Gomoku is a board game where two players take turns to place stone of her/his color on the board to make five in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Because of the characteristic of the game of Gomoku, the player who makes the first move (this is always the black stone player) is in advantage. Since the black stone player is always in advantage, there exists variations of Gomoku to make the game play fair. Renju is one of the well known variations of Gomoku which does a good job on it.

In Renju, there are 3 disallowed moves (known as “forbidden moves”) for the black stone player. In addition to these 3 disallowed moves, in Renju, there are more complicated rules because applying these 3 disallowed moves is not enough to make the game fair. In this “Lonesome Gomoku”, to simplify, only these 3 disallowed moves settings exist.

Below are the 3 disallowed moves:

Double Three Making two separate lines with three stones of same color by placing one stone.
Double Four Making two separate lines with four stones of same color by placing one stone.
Overline Making six or more stones of same color in a row by placing one stone.

In Lonesome Gomoku, if you want to make the game play as fair as possible between the 2 players, set up the disallowed moves as below:

Black stone player: Turn on all the disallowed moves.
White stone player: Turn off all the disallowed moves.

By using these disallowed settings, player 1 and player 2 can play even when the 2 players are not at the same levels. Here are the settings I recommend to play ‘Beginner vs. Expert.’

Beginner vs. Expert
Black stone player (Beginner): Turn off all the disallowed moves.
White stone player (Expert): Turn off all the disallowed moves.

If there still is a huge gap between the 2 players even with the above setting then I recommend below:
Black stone player (Beginner): Turn off all the disallowed moves.
White stone player (Expert): Turn on all the disallowed moves.

And not only the settings shown above, you can always turn only a few disallowed moves on or off for one player making the both players have the equal (or close to equal) chance to win.
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Release History:

October 01, 2018 - v1.0.8
- “Clear Trophy Data” menu item wasn’t being displayed when it was supposed to. Fixed.
- Corruption of Trophy data occurred occasionally. Fixed.
- Updated build environment from Android studio 3.0.1 to 3.1.4.

January 09, 2018 - v1.0.7
- Fixed a crasher bug.

November 18, 2016 - v1.0.6
- Bug fixes.

November 10, 2016 - v1.0.5
- Found a bug where opponent’s Double Three wasn’t being stopped by the AI. The math formula to calculate where to put AI’s next hand got really complicated and became so fragile that adjusting one parameter broke the other. I decided that using math formula to calculate the AI’s next hand has its limit so I redesigned the formula from scratch to simplify it. And to cover what the simplified formula cannot handle, I added functions to check Double Four and other important hands before AI starts to think where to put the next hand.
- As a result of redesigning the math formula and adding functions to address issue mentioned above, the level 1 and level 2 got smarter so adjusted it to think a little dumber for a better game balance.

November 02, 2016 - v1.0.4
- Made adjustment to the AI.

November 01, 2016 - v1.0.3
- Bug fixes.

October 31, 2016 - v1.0.2
- Code clean-up.

October 27, 2016 - v1.0.1
- Bug fixes.

October 26, 2016 - v1.0.0
- First release
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What's New

October 01, 2018 - v1.0.8
- “Clear Trophy Data” menu item wasn’t being displayed when it was supposed to. Fixed.
- Corruption of Trophy data occurred occasionally. Fixed.
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Additional Information

Updated
October 1, 2018
Size
4.9M
Installs
100+
Current Version
1.0.8
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
Onigiri Technologies
Developer
465 Navaro Way Unit #221 San Jose, CA 95134
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