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Championship Solitaire

Senior Project: 2005-2006
Matthew Bender, Erik Johnson, Sean McAuliffe, Eric Pasion and Adam Smith
Louisville, CO

DreamQuest Software, based in Louisville, Colorado, develops games for the Windows PC, Pocket PC, Palm and Mobile Phone markets. In particular, they have developed many popular card games, including Hearts, Spades, Gin and Blackjack, which have won numerous awards for their challenge and fun. Championship Solitaire is a new card game to be added to the DreamQuest portfolio.

Championship Solitaire is a Solitaire game unlike any other. It includes three variations: Klondike (Original Solitaire), Freecell, and Addiction. Championship Solitaire also includes a variety of game play options, game statistics, and very robust artificial intelligence. It is playable on both PC and mobile devices and takes full advantage of DreamQuest's existing graphics and sound. But perhaps the most unique and innovative feature of the game is the "Race Bar". The Race Bar allows the player to compete against a computer opponent or a human opponent via a network. In the Race Bar, there are two horses racing against each another from start to finish. This allows the player to see both their progress through the game as well as how they are playing relative to their opponent.

Championship Solitaire was implemented within the existing DreamQuest game architecture. It was created using Visual Basic 6.0 and AppForge. The implementation utilized vast portions of the existing shared code base while adding new code and functionality in a modular way.

Windows Version - Klondike
Windows Version - Klondike
Mobile Version - Freecell
Mobile Version - Freecell
Windows Version - Addiction
Windows Version - Addiction
 
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