The first big Goodsol event of 2016 will be version 16 of Pretty Good Solitaire for Windows. Version 16 wil have 20 new games for a total of 900 games. That will actually be the largest number of new games in a single new version of Pretty Good Solitaire for Windows since 2007.
But even though the new games alone make this the biggest new release in nearly a decade, there is much more. There will be two new larger card sizes in version 16 for very large resolution screens. In addition, many of the game screens, especially the game winning screen and the statistics screen, have been made larger. The entire Favorites system was redone, so that in version 16 you can delete a game from Favorites from inside the game as well as add it. And there are many more little changes.
Version 16.0 is the first version of Pretty Good Solitaire developed in Windows 10, so many of the changes are designed to make the game look better or run better on Windows 10. But for those few of you still on Windows XP, don't worry, the game will still work on Windows XP (and Vista, 8, 8.1, and of course the still very popular Windows 7).
Going forward it is clear that Windows 10 is the future and building out new versions of our games for Windows 10 will be our focus in 2016. There will still be updates to the Mac and iPad versions (in fact one is in the works).
Pretty Good MahJongg (both Windows and Mac versions) are on sale to newsletter subscribers until January 26th. Get Pretty Good MahJongg for $17.95, $7 off the regular price of $24.95. Pretty Good MahJongg is a collection of solitaire games with MahJongg tiles, including the classic MahJongg solitaire tile matching games, and original games such as MahJongg Klondike, MahJongg FreeCell, and more.
To get the discount, simply download the trial version from https://www.goodsol.com/pgmj . Then sometime before January 26th, click on one of the order links in the trial version (such as when you start the game or exit from the game). The trial version will automatically take you to the order with the $7 discount.
Welcome to 2016! We have some new things coming in 2016:
- A big update to Pretty Good Solitaire for Windows is coming soon! Version 16 will be the biggest update to the Windows version of Pretty Good Solitaire in 10 years - new games and 2 new large card sizes for high resolution devices. With the release of Windows 10 making Windows back in the forefront of technology, I've been working more on the Windows version than in recent years. Look for version 16 coming soon in early 2016!
- We will also have updates for some of our other Windows games in 2016, plus updates to the Mac and iPad versions. Look for those later in year.
- More games will be coming to our online games site in 2016. Currently, you can play 100 solitaire games on our site at https://www.goodsol.com/play , including Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell, and many more. These games will work in any browser, including on Android devices for which we don't (and won't) have an app.
- Pretty Good Solitaire is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodsol . I'm on Twitter @goodsolitaire - at https://twitter.com/goodsolitaire - where I tweet not only about news of our games, but also about news stories about Windows 10, OS X, iOS, and game development.