TickyTackyToe

TickyTackyToe

The Rubbish

The first implementation of Tic Tac Toe which includes a computer player. Obviously that means a whole lot of tied games and not a lot of fun. Although somehow I did manage to win a couple of times, so there’s a fault with their logic somewhere!

For the game to be fun, it could do with a difficulty level. Small children will become very frustrated at losing all the time. Adults will tie basically every time. Or perhaps, implement a 2-player version as well, so that you can ‘practise’ against the computer and then play with a friend.

Amazingly, this game does work in snapped mode. It gets all squished out of proportion and looks silly, but it does actually work!

There are some typos in the game, including a ‘Policy Statement’ which I can only assume was supposed to be Privacy Statement as that needs including in most apps (although since this one doesn’t use the internet, it doesn’t need one at all!)

Failure Reasons

  • No app icon

Store Details

Games / Puzzle
Age rating: 7+
Developer: GeekLoganator

Description

Ticky Tacky Toe is game which requires thinking and skills to challenge the intelligence of the computer. Although this game is simple, it is too fun and addictive. Have fun enjoying this nostalgic game

Features

Challenging AI
Continuous hours of play

Link

http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/943a9e68-ea17-4763-82d4-753648977852

TickTackToe

TickTackToe

The Rubbish

This is probably the best implementation of Tic Tac Toe we’ve seen so far. It can actually detect wins and plays reasonably nicely.

The UI needs a bit of thought though – the messages at the bottom which say who won are tiny in comparison to the rest of the UI. The player scores are shown in text boxes which I can edit! The X’s and O’s are very small in their boxes too.

With a little bit of work, an app icon, and making snapped mode work, this could actually be an okay app. But for now, it gets listed here!

Failure Reasons

  • No app icon
  • Does not work in snapped mode

Store Details

Games / Kids
Age rating: 7+
Developer: Vishaka B

Description

Tic-tac-toe, also called noughts and crosses (in the British Commonwealth countries), X’s and O’s (in Ireland) and X and 0 (in India) is a pencil-and-paper game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The X player usually goes first. This application is developed for kids. Its a tiny game created for kids.

Features

Tic-Tac-toe

Link

http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/ticktacktoe/dd04e497-c193-4fb4-ae96-856c8e8d098e

App13

App13

The Rubbish

I can only assume this was their 13th attempt at making an application. A little sad it took so many tries to come up with a simple tic tac toe game! Particularly one with spelling errors (“Palyer X wins”) which runs in a tiny little area at the top left of the screen.

How does the store team first approve a developer whose name is apparently “Sports” then let them release a tic tac toe game called “App13” which fails on two basic points – app icon and snapped mode?

Failure Reasons

  • No app icon
  • Does not work in snapped mode

Store Details

Games / Kids
Age rating: 3+
Developer: Sports

Description

Tic tac toe is a game of kids. Where we can play without any tools. It is two player game. we all now how the game will plays. It is game of simple and easy for everyone to play.

Link

http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/9bdce2ef-28bd-4626-80be-50396c1fb2f6

Tic Tac Toe for Two

Tic Tac Toe for Two

The Rubbish

This feels like someone’s first programming project! The game doesn’t detect the wins, you have to tap on a button yourself to indicate the game has finished. The game doesn’t even all fit on my screen running at 1366×768 which is the expected standard Windows 8 resolution.

Failure Reasons

  • No app icon
  • Does not work in snapped mode
  • Doesn’t fit at 1366×768

Store Details

Games / Strategy
Age rating: 3+
Developer: mroseman13

Description

Grab a friend and play some Tic Tac Toe!

Features

Switches first turn between games
Score keeper

Link

http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/81271900-760d-467e-bc03-98c8927c4d4b