drop factor (aka drop 7)
Jan 02, 2010, 09:28pm EST
Over the winter break, my brother and step-sister were playing a the iPhone game Drop7 a lot. Since I own an Android phone, I wasn’t able to play the game on my phone.
So I decided to write the game myself. It’s just a webpage, so you can play if from Safari, Mobile Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or the Android browser. I call it Drop Factor. The game play is based on the hardcore mode of Drop 7.
 I think it’s based on the flash game chain factor.
Glen Murphy at Jan 02, 2010, 10:30pm EST
The thing I couldn’t quite like about Drop7 was that it seemed like* you were mostly fighting chance; an unlucky combination of numbers can make a line nearly impossible to clear, resulting in your eventual death. Tetris at least is playable for practically forever.
* Is this true, or am I missing some major part of the game?
tony at Jan 03, 2010, 04:49am EST
I think you can mitigate having an unclearable line. Most games end with low numbers making a row you can’t clear near the top of the board. Since that’s the configuration that causes problems, the strategy I use is to be very aggressive in clearing low numbers (never have 1’s on the board), especially when they start to clump.
ramona at Jan 03, 2010, 11:45am EST
you are such a nerd tony! :)
Peter Kasting at Jan 03, 2010, 07:49pm EST
Any chance of throwing a paragraph of instructions (or link thereto) below/above/beside the game?
Joel F at Jan 07, 2010, 08:56pm EST
Dear lord this is addictive.
emafral at Apr 09, 2010, 09:19pm EDT
Nice coding :)
What about the message? Taken offline as requested by Area/Code (authors of Drop 7 and Chain Factor).
Some kind of pleasing request?
tony at Apr 10, 2010, 08:04pm EDT
The game is now available on the android market for free by Area/Code.
mani at Jan 20, 2011, 12:51pm EST
Is there a license on it that you had to shut it down?
Tony Robinson at Dec 19, 2012, 11:06am EST
Hey man…could you possibly release your Twitter username so that I may have it? I’d be happy to pay you for it.
Thanks much! Tony
tony at Dec 19, 2012, 11:19am EST
Sorry, my twitter name is not for sale.