ROCHESTER, New York -- November 10, 2009 -- Ambrosia is happy to announce that we are now participating in the One Finger Discount Sale, giving customers a 20% discount through Friday, November 13! WireTap Studio, Soundboard, and Snapz Pro X are all available for 20% off their regular asking price.
Please visit www.OneFingerDiscount.com to see the list of other developers taking part in this sale.
ROCHESTER, New York -- June 22, 2009 -- The echoing robotic voice of Joshua from the 1983 classic "War Games" asking the simple question "Shall we play a game?" might now be a reality. Not in the idea that a robot controlling nuclear weapons might destroy our world, as that's likely been true for quite some time. In the upcoming IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games you might not be sure if it's a person or a computer attempting to wipe your population off the thermonuclear battlefield.
IEEE's Symposium has created an interesting competition for this year, and we are proud to say that they will be basing it around Ambrosia's own DEFCON.
The idea is simple, contestants program an AI to play DEFCON and then pitch their bot against enemy bots in a series of one-on-one thermonuclear chess games. The winner is the programmer whose bot successfully annihilates its opponents and racks up the highest death count. IEEE is offering a $500 prize to the deadliest DEFCON AI bot competition winner. Secondly, part of the symposium is a sort of “Turing Test” challenge, in which contestants then demonstrate their programmed AI against non-computer foes. The objective is to try to trick a panel of human judges into thinking the AI is a human player.
The symposium will be held Sept 7-10 in at Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy.
It has been over a week since the final day of the 2009 San Francisco Macworld Expo, where Ambrosia and her crew demoed our latest and greatest. We've spent the last week recovering, answering the emails and messages that piled up during our absence (thank you for your patience, emailers and message-leavers!), and trying to remember why we choose to spend our winters in Rochester, when California's "60 and sunny" January time is oh-so lovely.
As we continue to answer all the emails (and shovel snow), we thought it would be nice to share our experience at the 25th Macworld Expo, which sadly marks Apple's final appearance at this unique community event.
The booth this year was an eye catching design, aimed at featuring five products on its four sides, and creating an open, friendly place in the center for longer conversations or sales. Our artist Marcus really outdid himself with the open design and engaging visuals. From the time the doors opened the first day till the moment the lights went off on Friday, everyone of the crew was lost in a sea of friendly folks asking questions and wanting to see all of our current (and upcoming) products. Your hosts were David, Dominic, Evan, Marcus, John, Thomas, and Kat all wearing our WireTap Anywhere shirts, demonstrating the products, and handing out some very cool swag.
This time of year invokes Christmas carols, presents under the tree, and inebriated New Years Eve celebrations for most people. For Ambrosia, it means that we're working our nose to the grindstone getting ready for Macworld 2009! We'll be there @ booth #420 in the South Hall. Swing by and visit us!
Of course we'll have giveaways and promos and such, so swing on by our booth! More info and pictures of our booth under construction after the jump!
ROCHESTER, New York -- December 18, 2008 -- Ambrosia Software is celebrating its 15th year in business by putting a collection of its most popular games on sale at a fantastic holiday price. Ambrosia's 15th Anniversary Holiday Bundle Sale features a collection of six games for only $19, a $123 value! The package, which can be purchased from now till midnight on Dec. 24, includes the Ambrosia best-sellers Apeiron, Redline, Bubble Trouble, Darwinia, Aki Mahjong, and SketchFighter.
"This is an amazing price for such a collection of killer games," said Andrew Welch, Ambrosia's el presidente. "Everyone in the office thinks I'm crazy, but I wanted to offer a really great deal to our users as a way of saying thanks for their support over the years."
Is it the madness of King George? Did someone spike the el Presidente's eggnog? Or did his heart just grow three times that day? Who cares! Run, do not walk, to collect your dram of holiday cheer!
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