PinCity continues its world tour and now includes maps of most South American countries (the CONMEBOL countries, to be exact) in two map packs (five countries in the South American map pack and five in the Andean map pack). Version 1.16 also fixed the missing map bug mentioned on the website a few days ago.
If you have upgraded your device to Jelly Bean, you may have run across a PinCity bug not previously present. Under some circumstances, the map doesn’t show, making it (sadly) impossible to play. The problem only arises when going from the portrait (upright) game menu into a landscape map (such as the World or US maps), or from the landscape game menu into a portrait map. I’m investigating the exact cause for this; in the meantime, a workaround is available: if the map is missing, just back up into the menu, rotate the device (you’ll need to have auto-rotation turned on for this), and try again.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience, and hoping to have the issue fixed soon.
Edit, Feb 26: The issue has now been fixed. The fix is included in version 1.16 which should be available at Google Play very shortly.
In the two-monthiversary version (with the designation 1.14), we have two major news:
- A simple zoom function has been added on request.
- With the release of the Eastern Europe Map Pack, it is now possible to play all EU and EFTA countries (except the truly tiny ones).
From this point, the updates will probably be more scarce. But you certainly haven’t seen the last map pack yet.
I am pleased to say that PinCity version 1.07 was released the other day. Through these patches since the first version, there have been numerous improvements, although many of them are minor. Here is a summary of the more noticeable changes:
- The World capitals map now features an informational text when a city is missed, telling the player which country the city is in.
- A practice mode where you can choose any levels or any cities on any map, and practice them exclusively.
- New map packs for Southeast Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) and for Pacific Asia (Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan).
PinCity is a geography quiz game for Android devices, where the goal is to pin cities to their true location on a map. There is a free, ad-supported version, and an inexpensive, ad-free version, which also includes a global leaderboard function powered by Scoreloop.
The first version, 1.00, is now released. It contains the following maps:
- World capitals – The capitals of the 100 largest UN member states
- European Union – The 100 most populous "Larger Urban Zones" in the European part of the EU
- France – The 100 largest "communes" of Metropolitan France
- Germany – The 100 largest cities
- United Kingdom – The 100 largest settlements
- United States – The 100 largest cities in the continental US
There are also two optional map packs available for free download:
- Scandinavia Map Pack – including maps of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
- Southern Commonwealth Map Pack – including maps of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Available game languages at this stage are English, German and Swedish. It is also possible to show the names of the cities in their local languages.
The game is possible thanks to the SVG maps uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by (first and foremost) NordNordWest, released under the CC-BY-SA license (or less strict licenses). And the actual push pin was created and made freely available by Fuzzimo.
Any feedback is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.