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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvella.mahjong

This is a 13 tile implementation of Mahjong based upon Hong Kong or Cantonese rules.

Be prepared for fast paced Mahjong action. Incorporating traditional Hong Kong rules with many options to customise your playing experience, including:
* Minimum level setting
* Flowers and Seasons
* Resume mode
* Demo mode
* Traditional or English Tiles
* Fast or Slow mode*
* Google Play Achievements
* High Definition Tile images
This is the development and support page for Hong Kong Style Mahjong, an android game of 13 tile...
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Can this integrate with the new admob?
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After selecting use new admob, it lists my accounts, and when I choose admob account it just show "unexpected error occured send report window" while loading  site list. (latest version 2.6.0). I upgraded my admob last week since than I can't use admob tab.

I checked logcat but nothing relative except sending acra report to bugsense lines.

Any idea?
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Help Android lay waste to Apple. Download it from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvella.applewars
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Google keeps malware out of Google Play for the most part. +Peter Van Cauwenberghe what did the malicious application that you saw do when executed? Android apps don't even have the power to ruin a phone or log keystrokes unless it's rooted.
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I am playing Apple Wars and my highscore was 14000. Download it from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvella.applewars
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Infographic on the tiles that make up a game of Mahjong, from my Android Game, Hong Kong Style Mahjong.
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I have had to relaunch my #Texas #Poker app due to a problem with Google play services. Unless someone knows how to unlink an app that has been mistakenly linked in game services. :)
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Just improved the AI in my Mahjong game a little today.  

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvella.mahjong

In simple terms given a hand of 13 tiles, the computer needs to decide what tile to discard which will give it the most chance of winning.

In Hong Kong Style Mahjong I have taken a different approach to traditional games of this type. Usually games will use a Brute Force method of evaluating hands. This involves evaluating every possible hand that could be made and calculating the probability of each hand and aiming for that hand. Some games have even been found to cheat, and actually look at the player's hand. In Hong Kong Style Mahjong, I tried to evaluate a hand, the way I would evaluate a hand if it was me playing. I noticed that I always put different importance on different tiles, a bit like a ranking system, and that depending on the other tiles in a hand, I would put more importance on an individual tile. So I developed a tile ranking system.

A ranking is assigned to each tile in a hand. The ranking is the sole determinant of how important a particular tile is relative to the other tiles in a hand.

When a new tile is drawn from the wall, in effect a hand now has 14 tiles and 
needs to discard one. So basically the game needs to decide which tile to discard and basically it works like this:

1) All tiles ranked individually in terms of importance and the least important is discarded. If there are a number of equally ranked tiles then one is removed at random.

2) Tiles are ranked up depending on if there are more of the same tile or they are consecutive

3) Tiles are ranked up by the number of tiles of the same suit

4) Non player or round wins are removed early

5) Honours are ranked high early but removed in middle game if there is only one.

This could obviously be improved but it does play a reasonable game and players have already complained that the game plays too well. 

One improvement would be to consider what has been already discarded. Also it could go defensive if it felt a player might be calling. 

Any suggestions?
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lol.what day of the week & time were you trying to park here?
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Video of gameplay in Hong Kong Style Mahjong. Available in google play store.

Hong Kong Style Mahjong Game Play Video
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