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Kicktrade v0.24 released

Changes in the new version:

  • The movement of the bank’s buy and sell prices is not limited anymore, allowing a share to really drop if nobody cares for some time. This might distort the market a little stronger (especially over night) as long as there are so few players active for now, but I think this is the way it should be when there are more people playing and I really need to try it during the beta test.
  • Adjustment of the final price after a transaction now fully depends on the volume of the transaction compared to the amount investors currently holding the same share. Meaning: Assuming the price is at 500 and you sell 100 for 510 and all other investors hold 1000 altogether. The difference in price is 10 and you hold 10% of all stock, so the final prices after your transaction is 501.
  • A news ticker is available on the start of the app, currently announcing the prices the bank pays for all the shares of all teams you still own at the end of the competition. This should encourage investors to now buy the team they think will most likely win.
  • The nickname is now synchronizing properly in the preferences.

Euro Cup 2012 long running test: Kicktrade v0.22 (beta) released!

The version 0.3 that i have written about in the post earlier did not yet have to promise to make this game successful, as the complexity especially in the first couple of actions is way too high for the casual gamer. I might think about releasing a gordon gecko edition of this game some day and then you will find the mechanics of 0.3 in some form again (as a simulation) but I decided for the long running test of the game during the Euro Cup 2012 it is more likely to get players attached to the version 0.2 – so I made some minor fixes and tweaks and just released 0.22 tonight.

The database has been reset too so we are ready to see how the market behaves under the circumstances, that there are also matches taking place while the players are trading.

Probably I will have to fiddle around with the attributes a little (how long should a share be locked after trade etc.) but I will do so mostly on your feedback, so let me know!!

If you are not able to upgrade the application because of a certificate problem, just de-install the previous one!

Oh and the more players we are, the more fun we will have, as the market dynamics change depending on the activity! Don’t hesitate to invite your friends and tell them to spread the word too… very much appreciated!!

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