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Win the game by moving your craft around to capture enough of the opponents gems to stop them capturing your gems. The game ends when a player cannot capture anymore gems : The winner is the one with most gems.
There only 3 simple moves shown further below and it is up to the player to engage their strategies and arithmetic to win the game. The game is really easy to learn as shown below. The app has quick demonstrations of these moves.
Gemtactix has similarities to Chess and Draughts board games as explained in the comparison section below.
SEE BELOW FOR A RARE INFINITY MOVE POSITION.
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Main Screen Levels of Play Against Galactic Control .
Main Board Game in Play The Rare Infinity Move Position!
1 - MOVING
2 - CAPTURING
3 - REVERSE AND CAPTURE
Capture as many gems as possible as this gives you more options to win the game.
When capturing think if the capture leads to a quick end of turn or if capturing from the next vault leads to more captures. Also think if the move makes your defense stronger or weaker.
Movement and captures that give you a full loop on your side of the board give more chances for future capture but also leave your gems exposed to capture by the opponent.
Analyze the strengths, weaknesses of your position and those of the opponent and see what opportunities or threats exist in the positions.
Remember the reverse capture for your self and that the opponent can use this as well.
When short of Gems use defensive tactics to minimize losses and use the opponents weaknesses to plan for a recovery capture.
When playing higher levels or experienced players, proper defense of your starting positions can make the difference between winning or losing. Forcing the opponent to make errors can be a useful opening tactic.
Make sure your sums and movement plans add up correctly as errors can cost you the game.
Press the Green Button on the main screen above for the Game Center and you can play anyone in the world who is in the game center in one of two ways:
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See your score position on the leader board and challenge friends to beat your score. Playing others around the world or playing against Galactic Control can help improve your score. Scoring is ranked according to difficulty as follows:
Trainee Level: You vs. Galactic Control. This level is free to play.
Game Center: You vs. Other Players On Game Center. This is free to play.
Professional Level: You vs. Galactic Control. This level unlocks if you win 5 games vs Game Center Opponents. So you can play it for free.
Master Level: You vs. Galactic Control. This level costs 69p and is the most challenging.
Scores are based on the gems captured when the game is over. The first two digits of the score indicate how many gems you captured to win the game. In addition there is a time bonus that is calculated based on winning the game within 15 minutes. Your bonus points are indicated by the last digits of the score. This is a reward for quick and correct thinking when making decisions.
See how your skills are improving by looking at the Achievement board. Achievement points are awarded for the number of wins made in playing the various levels against Galactic Control.
The Gemtactix game is derived from mancala games played across Africa and the Middle East, in particular the variant mancala games played in Eastern and Central Africa. The origin of the games are a mystery: however what is known is that they have been played for many centuries as a social pastime for communities on Earth. These mancala games have been compared to Chess and this similarity is explained above.
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The following are acknowledgments for software, pictures, music and sound effects used in the game:
Graphics by: Time Tracer Limited
Music & sound effects : Licensed from artists as listed below:
The Isphere by Beat It.
Sci-Fi Warm Background loop by Sound Tricks.
Sci-Fi Strange (background theme) by mackaymusic.
Sound Effects: Sound Pack 114 by UnlimMedia.
Gem Drop Sound Effect: by Time Tracer Limited.
Certain Background pictures of space : Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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