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  • 1-31-17:     Happy Anniversary, Gypsyware.com!

    The Gypsyware.com website is 17 years old this year, founded in the year 2000! Our very first shareware game was released in November 1999, that being a dice game known as Killer Dice. It was followed by a Y2K variant of Killer Dice, along with the political game known as Pork Barrel in December 1999, and Blackjack Royale in January 2000.

    Killer Dice was the precursor to Poker Dice, while Blackjack Royale was the precursor to Blackjack Gold. My how far we've come!

  • 4-20-16:     Tech support, software registrations, and email will be offline from 4/20 to 4/24 for our move to a new computer. Websites will not be affected. We're upgrading from a 2006 Mac Pro to a 2012 Mac Pro, and have been setting up the new Macintosh for the past couple of weeks. Now it's time for the Big Move.

    We didn't go small, either. She's divvied up into five partitions, each with a different operating system starting with OSX Snow Lion and ending with OSX El Capitan. As the finishing touches involve moving individual program files one-by-one rather than relying on Migration Assistant, this last stretch will take a few days.

    And for those who've been told that you cannot install Snow Lion on a 2012 Mac Pro, we beg to differ, and we're sharing the How-To on the Allie Mars blog, she being one of our alter-egos. Check it out! And thank you for being patient :-)

  • 4-16-15:     Tech support and software registrations will be offline from 4/17 to 4/20 for computer maintenance and major upgrades. Websites will not be affected.
  • 5-8-13:     We've moved our downloads to Download.com and Tucows.com, so you can find us on either one. Download links will take you to one or the other.
  • 4-20-13:     If you're having difficulty downloading, we're having technical difficulties, possibly due to bandwidth theft. We're trying to figure out where the leak is, and to do this, we're disabling various portions of our websites temporarily to watch bandwidth and get to the bottom of it.
  • 8-6-12:     We just got a little bit weirder. The voice urged us to go there and we did. We meaning me, the gal who brings you the shareware games. If you believe in extraterrestrials, if you believe in alien abduction and UFOs, if you wonder what it's like to be hand-picked by the aliens for a special visit, then you'll want to read this:
    Alien Nightmares: Screen Memories of UFO Alien Abductions
    a true story of repeated alien abductions

    This is a true story, folks. My own personal story hanging out there for the whole world to read. I don't know what is scarier... experiencing alien abduction or writing about it. If you're a believer you'll see a frightening yet fascinating account of alien abduction. If you're a skeptic you'll see what skeptics have always seen. I don't expect to change anyone's mind. Heck, I don't expect to change one single mind. I do hope to plant a few thoughtful seeds on our own humanity, though. How human are we, really?

  • 3-15-12:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.6 for Macintosh OSX & Windows: If you have a previous version installed, Blackjack Gold 1.3.6 will NOT install cleanly over it. You need to launch the game (either the old version or the new one) and run the Uninstaller in the Registration menu within the game. This will delete all of the existing graphics and preference files. Then launch Blackjack Gold 1.3.6 and it will perform a fresh install with the updated new graphics. If you've previously purchased the game and are running the full version, you'll need to send us the Game Code from the Registration menu, and we'll send you a new activation key. Version 1.3.6 is a MAJOR update. We think you'll likey the changes, and apologize for the inconvenience. This version has three table sizes built in, so those of you with bigger monitors can play a bigger version of Blackjack Gold :-)
  • 3-15-12:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.6 is now available for Macintosh OSX & Windows, and yes, she's compatible with OSX Lion. This is a MAJOR upgrade and by popular demand, we've blessed Blackjack Gold with three table sizes so that folks with bigger monitors can play a much bigger version of the game. If you are installing Blackjack Gold over a previous version, please read the tech support page for installation instructions. We're super excited about this upgrade, and we think you'll be liking it a lot :-)
  • 3-1-12:     Blackjack Gold version 1.3.5 has two popup discounts that appear every so often when you launch the game, one being the Mascot Discount in honor of our shelter dogs Dakota and Sierra.

    With the release of the upcoming new version of Blackjack Gold which is in the works, the popup discounts will disappear. If you have version 1.3.5 and take advantage of the Blackjack Gold discount, your registration will carry over into the new version, so get the discount while you can!

    We're super excited about the new version of Blackjack Gold. There hasn't been an upgrade of this nature since version 1.1.4. back in 2005. We are fulfilling the most requested feature you've been asking for, so keep a lookout!

  • 11-27-11:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.5 is now available for Windows and Macintosh OSX. By popular demand, we're continuing the secret handshake which lets you get Blackjack Gold at a discount. Every now and again Blackjack Gold will give you an option to buy it for $9.95 which is a whopping 50% off the regular shareware price. Keep your eyes on the card dealer chip tray for your chance to get Blackjack Gold at 50% off. This discount does not appear anywhere else, not even on our websites. If you spot the sale button, click the button to grab your 50% discount. Sooner or later the offer will stop appearing so if you let it go by too many times, you'll miss out.
  • 3-7-11:     The Poker Dice sale has ended.
  • 9-22-10:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.4 now available for Macintosh OSX including Snow Leopard, and Windows including Vista. We've added a new Undersea table background. Themes now include Egyptian, Pirate, Military, Undersea and the standard blackjack table.

    This version has a secret. Once you've played a few games it will occasionally give you the option to buy it for $9.95 which is a whopping 50% off the normal shareware price. Keep an eye on the dealer chip tray for your chance to get it for 50% off. There is NO other place where the discount appears, not even on our websites. If you spot the sale button, click the button and grab the chance while you can! Sooner or later the offer will stop appearing.
  • 9-1-10:     Poker Dice 1.7 now available for Mac OSX and Windows. In honor of the book launch we're offering activation keys for Poker Dice for 99 cents (sale ended on 3-7-11). There's a small hitch, we don't think you'll mind too much. Instead of emailing you the activation key, you'll get it from our book website. The only place you'll get the 99 cent price is on the Poker Dice web page.
  • 7-22-10:     Gypsy Rose, our company mascot, passed away last summer at the age of 15 years old and wild child mascot Dakota has barged into our domain spreading mayhem in her path.

    Shelter dog Dakota was a problem child from the beginning and she took us by surprise with her street-smart tactics. Dakota came to be known as The Master of Dirty Tricks, leaving in her path "Don't Kill the Dog" sticky notes as we attempted to deal with her many problems.

    We know it's not a software game, but we do have a new offering inspired by our retraining of this problem dog. We hope you will forgive our stray from the traditional fare offered here.

    Bad Dog to Best Friend
    The Transformation of Dakota
    a dog training paperback book
  • 8-14-09:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.2 now available for Mac OSX and Windows. We've added a military theme to the table backgrounds. Themes now include Egyptian, Pirate, Military and standard.

    Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, with tons of game options and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.3.2 now! Blackjack Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows

  • 5-15-09:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.2 just released for Mac OSX. We've added a military theme to the table backgrounds. Themes now include Egyptian, Pirate, Military and standard.

    Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, with tons of game options and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.3.2 now! Blackjack Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows

  • 9-28-08:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.1 just released for Mac OSX and Windows. We've added the Blackjack Tutor to teach you blackjack Basic strategy or any strategy that you can customize in the game. Also new in v.1.3.1 are new table graphics that you can set the blackjack table to. This version has been revamped for the latest Windows updates and should be happy on virtually any version of Windows.

    Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, with tons of game options and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.3.1 now! Blackjack Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows

  • 5-18-08:     Poker Dice 1.6 just released for Macintosh and Windows. For those who love Yahtzee, Poker Dice is a cross between poker and the traditional 5-dice games with variations including: Traditional, Down the Line, Wild Cards, Roll for Par, Early Bird, Face Off, Acey Deucey, Hearts, and Lots of Zingers. If you get a really good roll, the game goes on sale for you, the sale price determined by your score at that moment. Download Poker Dice 1.6 now! Poker Dice Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows
  • 5-6-08:     Blackjack Gold 1.3.0 now available for both OSX and Windows. Blackjack for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. This version runs on all versions of Macintosh OSX including Leopard. Blackjack Gold for Windows runs on almost all Windows systems including Vista. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, with tons of game options and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.3.0 now! Blackjack Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows
  • 4-22-08:     Just released, Blackjack Gold 1.3.0 for OSX. Blackjack for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. This version runs on all versions of Macintosh OSX including Leopard. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, with tons of game options and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Windows version also available. Download Blackjack Gold 1.3.0 now! Blackjack Game Downloads for Macintosh and Windows
  • 1-4-08:     We're working on an update for Blackjack Gold to be more compatible with OSX Leopard. Some of you have experienced problems launching the game on Leopard. We do not have an ETA as there are some aspects of the update that are not in our control (our compiler is being updated for Leopard issues and we're testing their beta version, we cannot release Blackjack Gold until the compiler itself is out of beta.) We've successfully compiled Blackjack Gold on Leopard as of today, so we're confident that when they do release their update, we'll be able to release ours.
  • 11-8-07:     Blackjack Gold for Mac OSX and Windows celebrates 5 years! Come discover the game that's been featured on MacWorld CD's, was chosen Mac Pick of the Week, and is now playing on computers all around the world. Download it for yourself! The Lite version is Free. The Full version is on sale right now for Half Price! To get the sale price, Click here. Sale ends November 30, 2007.
  • 11-2-07:     Public Service Announcement: This is for folks all over the U.S. As you know, many parts of the U.S. are experiencing water shortages, some quite severe. There is something very simple we can all do to help, even if you are not in a water shortage area, your town might be supplying water to other towns. Always flush public toilets, but if at home, follow one simple rule and you'll be helping a lot. Please share this advice any way you can!

    If it's yellow, let it mellow.
    If it's brown, flush it down.

  • 9-23-07:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.9 for OSX. Blackjack for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.9 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 7-21-07:     Just released, Flirty Girl 1.0 for Macintosh OSX. Flirty Girl for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. We've created Flirty Girl in conjunction with Sassy Sal, the Blackjack Dealer from Blackjack Gold. Flirty Girl is the perfect girlfriend. Always available, always willing, she never says no. She never has a headache. No worries about PMS. And she's a cheap date. What more could a guy ask for? Flirty Girl is a Cheap Thrill. Download Flirty Girl now! Flirty Girl OSX Download
  • 7-19-07:     Just released, Poker Dice version 1.5 for Macintosh and Windows. Poker Dice for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. Windows version is Vista compatible. For those who love Yahtzee, Poker Dice is a cross between poker and the traditional 5-dice games with several variations and a fortune teller if you get a high score. We've updated all the background graphics and added a bunch of additional fortunes. Download Poker Dice now! Poker Dice Downloads
  • 6-22-07:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.8. Blackjack for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. Windows version is Vista compatible. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, European Blackjack, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.8 now! Blackjack Game Downloads

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a previous version of Blackjack Gold, you MUST run the Uninstaller in the Registration Menu of the old version prior to installing Blackjack Gold 1.2.8.

  • 6-15-07:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.7 for Mac OSX. Version 1.2.7 Blackjack for Macintosh OSX is a Universal Binary, which means it runs natively on both Macintel and non-Macintel OSX. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.7 now! Blackjack Game Downloads

    We're working on version 1.2.7 Blackjack for Windows which will be Vista compatible. Current versions of Blackjack Gold for Windows are NOT Vista compatible.

  • 11-18-06:     We're afloat in a sea of numbers: mathematical algorithms for the adventure game. Dancing numbers that diddle with your experience, skills, and various other traits that make you into the Perfect Creature that you always wanted to be :-)

    And don't forget... you can give someone a Gypsy King game for Christmas. We now offer Gift Certificates.

  • 10-8-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.5 for Mac OSX and Windows. OSX version runs on Macintel via Rosetta. European Blackjack variation just added. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.5 now! Blackjack Game Downloads

    We've been busy doing research for the adventure game. We've found some really cool things we think you'll get a kick out of. We're building the matrix for how the world works, and she's shaping up nicely.

  • 9-15-06:     Check out our Stupid Things for $1
  • 8-8-06:     With the release of the full line of Macintel computers, we've made a few changes to our product line. Killer Dice and Killer Dice Y2K were identical to Poker Dice with the following exceptions: Poker Dice is cross-platform, and has nicer graphics and more features. Otherwise they were identical. Killer Dice and Y2K were re-written, and renamed Poker Dice. For a long time we carried the original Mac Classic versions as legacy programs. Poker Dice also has a Mac Classic version, so we've discontinued Killer Dice and Killer Dice Y2K. They are still available on some of the download sites, and still available on our Kagi order page. But with Poker Dice being virtually identical and available for Mac OSX, Mac Classic, and Windows, the legacy programs had been defunct for a long time and hence have been discontinued.
  • 5-30-06:     Gift Certificates now available
  • 5-13-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.4 for Mac OSX and Windows. OSX version runs on Macintel via Rosetta. Double Exposure variation just added. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens, Double Exposure and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.4 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • The primary list of spells for the adventure game is finished! This includes all of the particulars of the spell, what it does, who it affects, amount of damage or help, description, etc. More info...

    Of the tile-based RPG adventure games you've played, what are your favorites and why? What do you wish they'd do differently? What do you like most about your favorites? What turns you off? Tile-based adventures include the Exile series from Spiderweb Software, Avernum, Nethergate, Realmz from Fantasoft, Pillars of Garendall from Ambrosia, and others. You can help shape our new adventure series with your opinion. Talk to us!

  • 4-30-06:     The primary list of spells for the adventure game is finished! This includes all of the particulars of the spell, what it does, who it affects, amount of damage or help, description, etc. There will be other spells, such as a scroll might have a spell that you do not normally have access to. Or a creature might be able to cast a particular oddball spell.

    Most of the species for the game have been created with their particular traits both good and bad. As a number of spells were summoning spells, we had to fine tune the species list before we could create the summonings. There's still a long way to go before she's done, but we're moving forward.

    We set out on this journey quite awhile back, with the goal of an adventure game. Because we knew it would take so long, we kept getting sidetracked on projects that were much smaller. What did we learn? If we hadn't ever sidetracked, the adventure game would have been done ages ago and we'd probably be on the third or fourth one by now. So this go around we're keeping the adventure game as top priority until finished. Any sidetracks will be bug fixes, very minor enhancements, or quickie projects we can do during non-programming hours.

    We are hot to trot to bring this game to you!

  • 4-28-06:     Abracadabra... gomer shazzam... we're building the spell list for the adventure game. It does actually have a name but we prefer to keep it under wraps while in development. We're about halfway thru the spells.

    Also, as a side project, we are working with Sassy Sal to create something she's been bugging us about. We think it's rather silly but she's hot to trot on it. Currently it is waiting for our primary beta tester to help us refine a few edges. He hasn't had a chance to look at it yet. But he's been bugging us about this ever since Sally got the idea many moons ago. It's a side project so we only work on it in odd moments. We cannot even predict what you'll think of it. Best guess is that either it will be wildly popular or will get laughed off the airways. No in betweens. If you're a Sassy Sal fan you will definitely appreciate her idea of a program. Are you a fan? Let us know! Send an email.

  • 4-21-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.2 for Mac OSX and Windows. OSX version runs on Macintel via Rosetta. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.2 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 3-28-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.1 for Mac OSX and Windows. OSX version runs on Macintel via Rosetta. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.1 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 3-24-06:     We're hot to trot on the adventure game. We're up to our eyeballs in monsters. They're popping out of our imagination faster than a popcorn popper can blow its lid. Last thing I remember was casting a spell...
  • 2-20-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.2.0 for Mac OSX, Mac Classic and Windows. Blackjack Gold is a casino-style blackjack game with advanced features to allow you to test your own strategies, tons of game options, and popular sidebets including Spanish 21, Super Sevens and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.2.0 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 2-6-06:     We're actively working on Phase II of the Adventure game, specifically the GUI. Adventure gamers, we want your opinion! Do you have any GUI preferences that you'd like to share with us? Of the tile-based RPG adventure games you've played, what are your favorites and why? What do you wish they'd do differently? What do you like most about your favorites? What turns you off? Tile-based adventures include the Exile series from Spiderweb Software, Avernum, Nethergate, Realmz from Fantasoft, Pillars of Garendall from Ambrosia, and others. You can help shape our new adventure series with your opinion. Talk to us!
  • 1-21-06:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.8 for Mac OSX, Mac Classic and Windows. This is a major update with many added game options, more advanced strategies, more animations, and blackjack variations including Spanish 21, Super Sevens and Over Under 13. Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.8 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 1-21-06:     With the release of Blackjack Gold 1.1.8, we're officially back to work on the adventure game. Adventure gamers, we want your opinion! Of the tile-based RPG adventure games you've played, what are your favorites and why? What do you wish they'd do differently? What do you like most about your favorites? What turns you off? Tile-based adventures include the Exile series from Spiderweb Software, Avernum, Nethergate, Realmz from Fantasoft, and others. You can help shape our new adventure series with your opinion. Talk to us!
  • 5-12-05:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.7 for Mac OSX and Windows! You asked for it, so we added a few minor enhancements for your playability. Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.7 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 4-28-05:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.6 for Mac and Windows! Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.6 now! This version fixes the line 1117 error. Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 4-14-05:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.5 for Mac and Windows! Longer demo period! Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.5 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 4-9-05:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.4 for Mac and Windows! New animations, bigger game window, and spiffy new graphics. Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.4 now! Blackjack Game Downloads

  • 2-6-05:     Just released, Blackjack Gold version 1.1.3 for Mac OSX and Windows! Added options, animations, and updated strategy settings. Mac Classic version coming soon. We've even added Closed Captioning so that you can enjoy the dealer with sounds off. Download Blackjack Gold 1.1.3 now! Blackjack Game Downloads
  • 1-23-05:     Adventure gamers, we want your opinion! Of the tile-based RPG adventure games you've played, what are your favorites and why? What do you wish they'd do differently? What do you like most about your favorites? What turns you off? Tile-based adventures include the Exile series from Spiderweb Software, Avernum, Nethergate, Realmz from Fantasoft, and others. You can help shape our new adventure series with your opinion. Talk to us!
  • 11-27-04:    Buy One Get One Free for a limited time only.
    Buy Blackjack Gold, get another game of your choice for free. To redeem, enter "FREE" and the name of the second game in the additional comments section of the order form. Offer expires December 12th, 2004. Buy Now!
  • 11-14-04:    Blackjack Gold 50% off thru November 21st. Buy Now!
  • 10-25-04:    Poker Dice on sale. Only $9.99 thru October 31st! Buy Now
  • 7-29-04:    We've added a page for you to send us your game suggestions, bug reports and feature requests. Help us bring you the games you want. Whatcha thinkin?
  • 6-24-04:    Several folks have emailed us to tell us that Blackjack Gold helped them with their strategies. Blackjack Gold is our most popular download. Folks all over the world are sharpening their blackjack skills with it :-)
  • We'll be releasing a plugin for Blackjack Gold this year that adds even more detailed strategies. If you want input, be sure to email us with your feature requests for setting strategies.

  • 5-15-04:    Gypsy King Software just expanded! Took a couple of months off to marry my perfect fella. My way of thanking him for helping me go cross platform ;-) We filled registration codes even while honeymooning to the surprise of many. To all of you whose codes were slightly delayed, thanks for your understanding :-) To see the fella who stole my heart, check out the About page.

    Am officially back to work. Will keep you posted as to what to expect next. Working on a plugin and then, back to the adventure game.

  • 3-13-04:    Minor update release for Pork Barrel. Adds compatibility for OS 9.x. This update will also test the waters to see if Pork Barrel goes on the list for conversion to OSX and Windows.
  • 12-5-03:    We now take PayPal!
  • 11-6-03:    Blackjack Gold has done it again. Five Stars from Brothersoft.Still working on the animation for the adventure game. Trust me, you'll agree that it was worth the effort :-) Definitely something we've not seen in any games we've played. Plus we've gotten our hands on Bryce, and expect to create some nifty graphics for the adventure game with it.
  • 10-31-03:    Happy Halloweeny, lads and lassies! Am working on a new animation. We thinks you'll like it (some of you at any rate ;-) I expect guys will be liking it more than girls. Although I'm a girl and I think it's pretty nifty. We'll be using it in the adventure game, and we might make a home for it in other games as well.Also, we're working on Closed Captioning for Blackjack Gold. In the meantime, may all your haunts bring you happy tidings, and may all of your ghosts be friendly :-)
  • 10-13-03:    We just got back from a gambling junket. We spent the weekend carousing the casinos. We won at blackjack, and lost at the slot machines (we never have figured out the secret for slots). We learned a new blackjack variation. And we fine-tuned our strategy a bit more. Two decks are better than six. It was great fun!
  • 9-4-03:    The latest Blackjack Gold update is available for download.
  • 8-20-03:    We're working on Phase 2 of the adventure game. And two Sidekicks for Blackjack Gold are underway. If you love blackjack, be sure to enter the Blackjack Gold strategy contest. Details are in the game itself. Someone will win, and it could be you!
  • 8-4-03:    Blackjack Gold and 5k Poker Dice a huge success! Paul's Picks, one of the premier review sites for Windows programs, gave both a 5-star rating. It's official. Our Mac games do Windows, too :-)
  • 7-24-03:    We just returned from the Shareware Industry Conference in New York. It was a huge success, and we had great fun. We participated in Casino Night, an evening of blackjack, roulette, craps, and other casino games. They plied us with liquor in the hopes of taking all of our gambling chips. We met lots of interesting folks in the shareware industry, and we even met Elvis, who sang to me and gave me his gold lamé scarf. I lost the hula hoop competition. That thing just wouldn't stay up no matter how hard I tried. I'll have to practice up on that wiggle. We had not entered our software for the Shareware Industry Awards, but we will submit our goodies next year. We came face-to-face with the people behind the download sites, including Download.com, Simtel, and Tucows. We made new friends. We won prizes. We learned new things. It was a great adventure, and we might do it again next year!
  • 7-3-03:    JUST RELEASED: Blackjack Gold 1.1.0 for OSX, PPC and Windows. We're gearing up for the Shareware Industry Conference in New York this month, and we plan to give Blackjack Gold a sendoff there. When we return, we'll be hot on the trail of Phase Two of the adventure game.
  • 6-29-03:    Blackjack Gold upload glitch: If you have version 1.0.9 and are experiencing an error when you bet, please download again from our website. There was a glitch during upload, and we've reuploaded the file. Make sure to download only from our website, as it may take a couple of weeks for the download sites to get the new file.
  • 6-22-03:    JUST RELEASED! Blackjack Gold 1.0.9 for Macintosh PPC, OSX and Windows! Yup, it's finally here! Download it today! The second of our triple cross-platform releases, we know it's going to make a whole lotta folks happy :-)
  • 6-20-03:    JUST RELEASED! The 5k Poker Dice update for OSX, PPC and Windows. The first of our triple cross-platform releases, introducing Madame Murghi to the Windows world, 5k Poker Dice is not your ordinary 5-dice game. Several variations give you new ways to play the game, and we've added extra categories to score in. We know you'll enjoy it!Blackjack Gold 1.0.9 is almost ready for final release. We know it has been in beta for awhile, our beta testers put it thru quite a workout, which is very good news for you :-) Stay tuned... you might want to set a bookmark for us so that you can check back.
  • 5-9-03:    Blackjack Gold 1.0.9 for Mac AND Windows is still in testing. It's taken quite a few tweaks to appease all of the platforms.We are working on the game movement for the adventure game. Phase I of the project (now finished), was to build a program that defined the terrain, monsters, characters, items, let us draw the maps (the game will have a total map area of 600 twenty one inch monitors - you will NOT need a huge monitor to run the game, this is just to give you an idea of how big it will be), and let us create puzzles, with built in error checking. Phase I did not actually create, but built a creator. Phase I also covered the creation of all the tile graphics.Phase II is to write the code that runs the game, and create the game windows. Phase I and II won't need to be done again for future adventure games. Once complete, Phase III will be the only Phase required to create a new game. Phase III includes setting up the puzzles, and specifics of each game. Phase II is going well. And we are happy :-)
  • 4-9-03: Blackjack Gold for Windows is in beta testing. The adventure game is actively under development. There are 3 stages of development for the adventure game. We have finished Phase 1 and have just begun work on Phase 2. Blackjack Gold 1.0.8 is now available for OSX and PPC. It includes a couple of bug squishes and feature requests.
  • 4-4-03: We are working on Blackjack Gold 1.0.8 for PPC, OSX, and possibly Windows, which includes a bug squish or two, and a feature request. If you have an earlier version and have encountered a problem, please let us know so that we can be sure your problem is fixed with this release.
  • 3-21-03: Blackjack Gold for Windows is now in beta testing. The adventure game is actively under development. There are 3 stages of development for the adventure game. We are nearing completion of stage one. For those of you who've asked whether we will port the other PPC games to OSX... unknown at this time.
  • 3-17-03: We're working on a Windows version of Blackjack Gold, which will also update the Mac version. Plus the adventure game is now actively under development. There are 3 stages of development for the adventure game. We are nearing completion of stage one. For those of you who've asked whether we will port the other PPC games to OSX... unknown at this time.
  • 11-14-02: Blackjack Gold has hit the streets! You can get a very detailed description of it and screenshots Here. If you enjoyed Blackjack Royale, you're going to love Gold. If you've never played our blackjack games, give them a try. We're working out a few kinks in the new release, so if you encounter any difficulties, please let us know. And if you truly enjoy the game, Sharonng your joy by posting a review on the public download sites is always appreciated :-)
  • 11-8-02: It's done! Our latest game Blackjack Gold has been sent to the download sites, and as soon as we have a download link, you can check 'er out. Blackjack Gold will be our first cross-platform shareware game release. The new version is so packed with cool features, we gave it a new name and price. You'll still be able to get Blackjack Royale, but we don't think you'll want to :-) This one's going to bust it wide open, we've packed it so full of features. Blackjack Gold has the same look and feel as our original Blackjack Royale, but will pack one heckuva wallop! Blackjack Gold will be available for Macintosh, Windows and OSX. This game is for serious blackjack enthusiasts. We know you're going to love it!
  • 10-18-02: The new blackjack game is in the tail end of beta testing, and we plan to release the Mac versions by the end of October. It will take a bit longer for the Windows version. We want all the bugs out before we attempt to test it on that other platform :-)
  • 7-18-02: The new blackjack game just hit alpha testing. She's more sophisticated than Blackjack Royale, and packed with features. We went gallivanting through a casino and got totally sucked into the game, and we won! We beat the dealer and came away with more money! The new blackjack game allows you to test various strategies, and we can't wait to see the results so we can hit Vegas.
  • 6-24-02: She was different alright... we thought t'was just a fun game but boy, did we piss a whole lotta folks off. Game was called Kick Butt and was a spoof on tobacco factories. Wasn't political. But you should hear the names the smoker's called us! We pulled the game from the front page, and when we get a chance, we will dissect it, pulling the game apart from the quit smoking resources included with it. We will release the resources separately, and most likely pull the game from the net altogether, unless we receive a lot of feedback to the contrary.
  • 3-14-02: We got distracted away from our beta testing of the puzzle maker and the business program, and sucked into a level game. She's now in alpha testing and we're excited. She'll be cross platform and a little different than you'd expect.

    She'll be the next one out the door. The puzzle maker won't be far behind, along with several updates of current releases. Blackjack Royale is slated for update, and will be sold for $19.95 as most of our new releases are. If you want it at the current $10 price, do it quick before the chance gets away!

  • 8-9-01: The puzzle maker is in beta testing. We're really excited! We recently released Poker Dice and Market Your Shareware.
  • 4-12-01: We've been busy! Just uploaded a brand new game to the download sites! Hopefully we'll have download links in a week or so. Poker Dice is the logical sequel to Killer Dice, with more categories to score in, and cool variations such as Down the Line (must score the categories in order) and Wild Cards (yup, wild cards that can be anything your little heart desires :-)

    We haven't alpha tested the business software yet, we got detoured with Poker Dice and the puzzle maker. Oh, you didn't know about that yet? Crosswords, word searches and anacrostics... play 'em, create 'em, and play puzzles others have created. Share puzzles with your friends.

    We expect to release that one next... (very big grin)

  • 10-12-00: The business software is almost ready for beta testing. We hope to have it ready for alpha testing in a week. Alpha testing means we look for any bugs before it goes beta. We will be privately beta testing, by application only, and will post the link here when ready.

    The good news is once it goes beta, we get to go back to THE GAME. The big one! Our favorite :-) That entity which has haunted our dreams at night, and called to us at odd moments, with ideas and goodies to add to it.

  • 4-20-00: Our site was so popular this week that it blew out the server for a couple of days. We will take care not to anger the server again!
  • 4-4-00: Poker Hole 1.0 released! And we believe the download problem is solved. Let us know if you have any further difficulty.
  • 3-14-00: The new site is officially launched! Our URL is www.gypsyware.com. Don't worry if you forget to change your bookmarks, as the old site will continue as a sister site with the same information :-))
  • 3-8-00: The poker game is finished, and it has a name :-) We are beta testing the final version and testing the dealer's intelligence. We want the dealer to play a challenging game. There are three poker variations: 5 card draw, video poker and acey deucey. You can set game play to easy, medium and hard. In 5 card draw you have the option to raise, call or fold with each betting round. Just like real poker except we don't bring you the beer :-) Each variation has its own high scores, and so do the difficulty levels. And your wins/losses are remembered from game to game, so you know if overall you've been winning money or losing it. The built in tutor will help you know how to play if you're a little fuzzy, plus the Help button tells you what to do next. That way if you get a phone call and don't remember where you left off, click Help and it will tell you what the next action is. The interface is easy to follow and understand, so you know what's going on. The game isn't flying past you leaving you wondering what just happened. (We've seen a few of those :-) You're going to like our poker game.
  • 3-3-00: We've been BAD! So busy creating new goodies that we haven't posted our progress. Minor delay in uploading the poker game. We are SOOOOO excited about the other new project.... but it's still top secret! We don't want the competition stealing our ideas before release :-)

    We've gotten great feedback from you regarding Pork Barrel. Nobody has shared high scores with us yet, but we know you're keeping the peons happy, right?? We have absolute faith in you that you'll balance the budget, and pay off the $3 trillion dollar debt without getting yourself killed in the bargain. And we just know you'll get your hands on a poker chip to play poker!

    If you have OS9, please take the time to play the unregistered version of any of our games, before registering. We've had a couple of reports regarding OS9, and our beta testing did not include that system.

  • 2-14-00: We have a surprise product almost ready for release. We didn't even know it was coming! The poker game is still set for this month, our dealer has the flu and needs to get her voice back to finish recording for us.
  • 1-29-00: It's official. The next game release will be a poker game. With several variations of poker, and a talking dealer. Set for release sometime in February. Stay tuned!
  • 1-27-00: Blackjack Royale 1.0 just released! With all the bells and whistles. Double down, split, and outrageous sound effects as the dealer entertains you with her wicked wit. And we're talking the real thing too. The dealer's voice recorded by a genuine blackjack dealer, only you won't hear this kind of entertainment at your usual haunts :-)
  • 1-18-00: Working on the blackjack game. Wanted to test the high scores window so I tried to end the game quickly. In other words, I WANTED TO LOSE! Every single hand I was dealt, I stayed. No hits. Even if my hand was only 7, I stayed. And instead of losing, I won $50,000! Interesting blackjack strategy, eh??
  • 1-10-00: Look for a game of blackjack this month with all the bells and whistles. Double down, split, and outrageous sound effects as the dealer entertains you with her wicked wit. And we're talking the real thing too. The dealer's voice recorded by a genuine blackjack dealer, only you won't hear this kind of entertainment at your usual haunts :-)

    And after that, look for a poker game.

    And of course, the RPG (role playing adventure game) is still my all-time favorite. We'll keep you posted on any big news for this one. You'll start hearing more once the poker game is released.

  • 1-9-00: Killer Dice Y2K 1.1 released.
  • 1-8-99: Pork Barrel is ready to go! I've given the final release the version number of 1.5, so that those of you who have downloaded 1.4 will not be confused. You will definitely want the final version. And you can download it below.

    My final score was 2899. And I even broke two campaign promises!

  • 12-8-99: I've uploaded Pork Barrel here, you can download it below. I will be doing one more playtest just to make sure everything is up to snuff as I made a number of changes in the final version, but rather than make y'all wait another week, I'm making it available to you now.

    My final game scores:
    A national surplus of $12,234,373,720,126
    Popularity 99%
    Budget surplus of $7,921
    60 Allies
    3 Enemies
    Built all but the Transportation program (it got deleted at the last hour)
    146 schools
    95 golf games
    139 bridges
    133 ribbons
    11 city keys
    110 tickets
    Had the football, moonrock, shamrock, Saddam's beret, and a poker chip
    Score: 1220

  • 12-7-99: PORK BARREL 1.4 READY TO BE RELEASED. You'll see it here first.
  • 12-6-99: So far, so good. 999 days left. Best game I've played! Got a budget surplus, national debt is less than I started with, all programs built, got a poker chip and a football, and have built about 30-40 each of schools, bridges, ribbons and golf games, and space shuttle IDLING has landed on the moon. Popularity pretty unstable though, about 25%. Don't expect to do THIS good! I really lucked out with this game :-)
  • 11-19-99: In the final stages of play-testing Pork Barrel 1.4. My current game looks like this: (eat your hearts out!) +766 budget surplus, 100% popularity, 874 days left, 56 allies, 3 enemies, 4 programs built including the Space Program, 2 being rebuilt, plus I have a football, a shamrock, a flask of water, and a city key. My national debt, however, sucks. A -$4,434,955,582,082.
  • 11-4-99: Killer Dice 1.5.2 released.

About Gypsy King Software:

Gypsy King Software, the dream child of Irish-Italian gypsy Sharon Delarose, produces shareware games for the Macintosh and Windows. Our shareware games often feature gypsies and fortune tellers, the most noted being Madame Murghi who currently resides in Poker Dice. Snuggled around our feet is the company mascot Dakota, who spurred us to write many a dog tale. We rescued her from the dog pound and she turned our world upside down.


http://www.gypsyware.com