Monday, July 23, 2012

Statistics and Leaderboards!

After  a lot of research and work I am now happy to say that Planet Sudoku has statistics for you and other players on the site.

Under the Sudoku click View Statistics.  On the next screen you will have the option to filter the results based on game and difficulty.  The tabs listed below will help you see what is going on within the site.

Your Statistics:  Shows guest and logged in user information.

Global Statistics: Shows performance of users across the site.

Leaderboard: Provides a ranking ability for you to see how you stand compared to other users within the site.

Have fun!
Ivan

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sudoku 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 16x16, 20x20, and 25x25 Available!

I am happy to announce the addition of the Sudoku board types 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 16x16, 20x20, and 25x25!  Took quite a bit of work to get the system fully operational and ready for you to have fun.  I am currently building additional boards with different difficulty levels to provide you with even more variety.

I have also modified the menu puzzle drop down to make it a little bit easier to find what type of Sudoku puzzle you are looking for with a quick difficulty selector without having to go into advanced options.

Take a second and play one of the new boards at PlanetSudoku.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Current Development Activities

I am currently working on adding additional puzzle types to Planet Sudoku.  The first one I am working on is Sudoku 25x25.  The board size is the largest I will be implementing into the system.  The board is so large that I am thinking about also adding the ability for the system to automatically resize the board.  However, if I do this then it might be harder for some people to see the actual hints within the board.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  Until then, please keep playing PlanetSudoku.com and provide me any feedback you may have.

Thanks,
Ivan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Scoring Feature Introduced

I have built in the ability for scoring the Sudoku puzzle while playing at PlanetSudoku.com.  This new feature will allow me to create leadership boards and show you statistics of your progress.  The scoring is mostly based on your accuracy and if you had to use any helpers to finish the puzzle.  Check it out, and email me if you have additional suggestions.

When playing the system will add points for correct pencil entries, and remove points when you enter a pencil incorrectly or remove it all together.  The system will not dock you for writing notes (multiple numbers within one cell).

Once the puzzle is complete, you have the ability to get score multipliers such as not using any helpers or finishing the board quickly.

Have fun playing!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PlanetSudoku featured on ChromeExperiments.com

I am proud to announce that PlanetSudoku.com has been featured on ChromeExperiments.com, a site that features websites that push the limits of web technology.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Added Sudoku 9x9 Multi 2 and Multi 4 Support

I am happy to announce the addition of Sudoku 9x9 Multi 2 and Multi 4 support within PlanetSudoku.com!  The new boards have been integrated within the system to support the existing functionality of the keyboard navigation also - to make playing a little bit more fun.  PlanetSoduku.com currently has around 200,000 unique Multi 2 and Multi 4 boards.  I have the servers currently building more puzzles of the Sudoku Multi 2 and Sudoku Multi 4 types, to increase the variety of pencil types and difficulty levels within.  Please take a moment and check out the new board styles, I am really a fan of the Multi 4.

I am really interested in providing more features to PlanetSudoku.com, either being more information about the boards, integrating some sort of stats system, or even adding additional board types for either Sudoku 9x9, or even Alphadoku.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

2 Million Sudoku Puzzles

I have several computers constantly creating new puzzles for PlanetSudoku.com.  Earlier this week week we reached a huge milestone of 2 million unique Sudoku 9x9 and Samurai puzzles!  I am currently building new types of puzzles that I am hoping to introduce to PlanetSudoku.com within the next week including Sudoku 9x9 Multi 2 and Multi 4 boards.  After that I am hoping to experiment with either new features or additional variants of Sudoku puzzles.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sudoku Tutorials / Learning Zone

 I took a bit of time to put together some tutorials on how to solve Sudoku puzzles.  Currently the tutorial goes over the solving techniques need to solve all the puzzles on our site.  Take a minute to go over the new section by going to Options > Show Next Move > Solving Technique.  I added roll over functionality to the pictures to provide a before and after view to give you an idea what the solving technique is doing.  I remember when I was learning, this help me out greatly.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

PlanetSudoku.com Launched

I am pleased to announce that my site PlanetSudoku.com has officially launched!  The site has taking me almost a year to create, but was well worth it.  Planet Sudoku provides users the ability to play Sudoku 9x9 and Sudoku 9x9 Samurai puzzles.  We will be adding more puzzles to the site shortly.  Please feel free to email or comment on the site.  I am very interested in comments on how to make the site better.