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    [FREE][2.2+] Mathician

    I would like to share with you guys a game I created called Mathician. Mathician is a fast paced basic math skill game. In short rounds players can show their friends and the rest of the world who is the best in math and in the process become a real Mathician by sharpening their basic math skills. When all challenging levels are completed, cool achievements can be earned on the path to become a king of math! Levels can be played over and over again to get the highest score on the world wide highscore list!


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    Mathician is a game in which players can sharpen their basic math skills by playing short fast paced rounds of 10 equations. Time is of the essence, so faster answers mean more points and players will eventually storm the highscore leaderboards. The game features 30 singleplayer levels in which the difficulty increases from easy to very hard (practice, practice, practice). Each level has a highscore leaderboard and players can see the top players and their own results in comparison with other players. With this, the game keeps challenging players to get a better position on the ranking list.
    Besides the singleplayer levels, the game features an on-line experience where players can challenge each other for a 1 v.s. 1 match (against friends or random players). To increase the challenge, Mathician features over 30 achievements (via Google Play). Some achievements are easy to unlock, others are really hard or take some time to unlock, so players really have to use their math skills to get the best gaming experience...

    Why is Mathician fun to play?
    The game features very short games, some with a minimum of 10 seconds. Even when you are on a tight schedule you can fit some Mathician in. It's easy to increase the highscores since the gameplay is short and fast. When players do have more time on their hands they can play endurances in which up to 100 equations can be made. On the Mathician website ( About | Mathician.com - Have you got what it takes to become a King of math? ) players can view their achievements, scores, statistics and leaderboards and compare them to other players!

    Not only your own brain gets sharpened with Mathician, it can be used to teach your children the basics of math in a way they will enjoy. If you are a teacher you can make math a fun experience with this easy to use app.

    * Fast paced math action with short rounds
    * 30 challenging levels to sharpen your skills
    * Game keeps challenging due to achievements and leaderboards
    * A unique online experience with 1 vs 1 battles
    * The game is accompanied by a website on which players can view scores, statistics and even compare players

    Why it was made
    A while ago I started to create an idea for a game based upon an old Dutch TV-show. The game mechanics would be something like wordfeud, except that the rounds would have some kind of question/answer structure. We started brainstorming and putting things on paper until we got to the issue that generating questions and answers would take a long time, especially considering multiple languages and questions that would only suit certain countries. We were working on something like a moderated crowd sourced model, but it didn't go really smooth (to say the least). So one day I was taking my daughter to daycare and then the idea of math popped into my mind. Not everyone loves math, but I always loved playing Dr. Kawashima's Brain training on the Nintendo DS, so we decided to give it a go. So initially Mathician would only have a 1 vs 1 matching system, but after that all worked flawlessly, the idea came to add a singleplayer mode and highscores, achievements and statistics to keep the game challenging. Mathician is the result and we're very very proud of the result.

    The name?
    The game challenges you to become a Magician in math, so Math + Magician = Mathician. It's not related to Mathematician in any way, the game also doesn't try to let you become that

    Who am I?
    My name is Jori and I live in the Netherlands in a small town called Purmerend (close to Amsterdam). I am a software engineer for a company that creates CRM software and in my free time Iove to play handball, expand my coding skills and spend time with my family. This is my second serious Android project, the first was Fresco (which you can find here: [APP][2.2+] Fresco (NASA Astronomy Picture Of the Day viewer) - xda-developers ).

    Closing words
    Mathician is not completely made by only me, I had help of my good friend Frederik Boelens who engineered the website and supported development actively. Two other were also important in the development cycle by giving great advice and helping in the early testing: Bart van den Dries and Joey Floresse. And last but not least, a big thank you to all testers which actively tested for two months!
    I hope you like (the idea) of this app and hopefully you guys can give me some feedback At least let me thank you for reading.

    Use this QR-code to install the app!

    Change log
    1.0 (september 12, 2013)
    - Initial release

    Feedback / problems
    You can visit the website at About | Mathician.com - Have you got what it takes to become a King of math? for support. Feedback can be given in the Play Store, in this thread, via Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/realmathician ) or twitter: @Realmathician

    Play store: Mathician

    Direct link to APK (1.0): http://www.mathician.com/apk/Mathician_1_0.apk

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    Thanks for playing!! Here's the full change log for version 1.0.4:

    * If you type fast and make a mistake (answer is 9 and you type 10) then the app will not mark the next equation as a mistake (it will omit the 0)
    + Added Spanish localization (thank you Luis Alonso Calderón for your tremendous effort!)
    + Added Dutch localization
    * Added an option to choose your favorite division character (you can choose : or /)
    * Fixed a bug where the game could crash if your score was higher than 9999
    * Changed the order of popups when you register, also removed one, to achieve a less intrusive experience
    * Fixed buggy Facebook registration issues
    * Fixed some Facebook sharing issues
    + The app will now ask once in a while to share something on Facebook and in return will hide the full-screen ad for 5 minutes
    - Removed the write system settings permission (WRITE_SETTINGS)
    - Removed the write external storage permission (WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE)
    * Removed the next button in the last level (caused a crash)
    * Fixed various bugs that generated spontaneous crashes, thanks for all the reports!


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