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In-Poculis Mahjong 2.77 Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Independent software developer In-Poculis has announced In-Poculis Mahjong 2.77, an update to the 3D solitaire game for Mac OS X and Windows. In-Poculis Mahjong is a memory game where players have to select identical tiles to make them disappear. The main constraint is that they have to be on the layout's borders. All of the Mahjong pieces must be cleared to win. In-Poculis Mahjong features 120 levels and 6 themes.

"We tried all the Mahjong games we could to extract our prefered features" said Bernard Lerat, co-founder of In-Poculis. "However it was not enough. We wanted to add something really new to the gameplay and decided to change the scoring by the use of combos. You always have to select identical tiles but you have to evaluate many possibities to be sure to create straights or four of a kind"

Commonly called Shanghai games, In-Poculis Mahjong features 120 levels and 6 fun themes, including Christmas, Halloween, Asian, Easter, Wonderland and Future. Each theme has its own levels, graphics, musics, sound effects as well as an easy-to-read statistics panel where scores from themes' levels can be quickly observed. To get users started, a 5 step, in-game tutorial is displayed the first time the game is played. Players may also post their scores and photo on the game's website.

Among In-Poculis Mahjong's most prominent features is its combo feature to gain more points. Other than beating a particular time for clearing the board, players earn points with combos such as four of a kind (two identical pairs) or straights. If the player can no longer match a pair, the game board automatically reshuffles the tiles.

Feature Highlights:
* Standard and Expert Mode
* Christmas, Halloween, Asian, Easter, Wonderland and Future themes
* 120 levels
* Built-in 5 step, in-game Tutorial
* Post Scores and Photo on In-Poculis's website

Language support:
* US English, French and Spanish

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard or later
* Windows Seven, Vista, XP and 2000
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 53 MB Hard Drive space
In-Poculis Mahjong 2.77 is free with no limitations. Gamers are simply asked to donate to help further development.

Click on the links below for more information.

In-Poculis Mahjong
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