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  • 2017 Events

    Pinball 10.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New physics engine
    • GamePad support (PS3 controller on OSX and XBox controller on Windows)
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    Neven 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • Time attack mode
    • User interface localized into 6 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Minor bug fixes


  • 2016 Events

    Island Racer on Steam

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    Island Racer 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • Manual mode
    • Redesigned motor sounds
    • Speedometer and tachometer
    • One new fantasy car
    • Improved water look
    • Gamepad support (Xbox on Win and PS3 on Mac)
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Important bug fixes


    Motorbike VR Released


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    When you put on your VR headset your brain gets hacked. Automatically, you feel fully immersed in a Motorbike landscape, surrounded by mountains and the blue sky with cotton clouds, you can hear the wind blowing, birds and waterfalls around. In front of you is the whole track, all obstacles and the rider on the bike, ready to run.

    Using the keyboard or a gamepad you start controlling the rider the same way you play on the desktop version. Game on!. While your main point of view slowly follows the ride, you can still move your head around to check on the environment, the obstacles and the bike from all angles.


    Motorbike 8.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New physics engine
    • New pilots, bikes and helmets
    • Local multiplayer Competitive or Cooperative
    • GamePad support (PS3 controller on OSX and XBox controller on Windows)
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • Editor improvements: Area selector and Copy/Paste
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Perspectrip


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    Simple shapes are spread apart in pieces floating in a 3D space, and there is a camera angle that aligns all pieces and builds each shape. The game is played by rotating the camera around to find such angles and build shapes. When shapes are built they are removed and points get scored.


    MahJong 6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • New tile sets and tables
    • Unlimited undo functionality
    • Now with local and global scores
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kink 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kubix 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchases of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Minor bug fixes


  • 2015 Events

    Gems 8.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Wicked mode removed from desktop version
    • Minor bug fixes


    Domino 13.0.0 Released


    What's New in this Version
    • Online Gaming
    • Redesigned game sets and boards
    • New intro animation
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    Enjoy Blast on your TV

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    A few weeks before releasing the new AppleTV to the public, Apple sent us a development unit. Then, after evaluating the input/control options we decided to port our beloved Blast. Since tvOS is very similar to iOS most of the game was already coded, the only work necessary was to adapt the remote input (trackpad and gyro), optional gamepad input, and rewrite the user interface to respond to these new input controls.

    The result is awesome. Playing Blast in a big-screen with big-sound improves the experience considerably. Using a gamepad instead of the remote is highly recommended.


    Chess 5.0.0 Released


    What's New in this Version
    • Redesigned game sets and boards
    • New intro animation
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    Crazy Toad 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 12.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Several bug fixes


    Billiards 9.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Trajectories when playing against the Computer
    • Several bug fixes


    Blast 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Gamepad support
    • Minor bug fixes


    Backgammon 2.3.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned intro screen
    • User interface localized into 12 different languages
    • In app purchase of License, Tokens or Subscription
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW APP - Secure Messages

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    Secure Messages works together with the native messaging application of your mobile phone, sending and receiving encrypted messages that cannot be read if intercepted. It manages your conversations with an intuitive interface.

    Messages are encrypted with the highest of security standards that only the recipient app can decrypt. No one else can read your messages because encryption keys are unique and randomly generated.

    Secure Messages was developed using a Patent Pending technology called SSMS, developed by baKno. For more information please visit SSMS.

    If you send or receive sensitive information on your text messages, you should use this amazing mobile app. Available for iOS and Android.


    Skript 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned AI with improved playing skills
    • NEW Letter Selector for blank tiles
    • NEW Challenge Word option to improve dictionaries
    • NEW Game Controls, to shuffle and recall tiles
    • Improved Scoring System
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Game Developers Conference 2015


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    We were invited by Intel to showcase Motorbike for Oculus Rift running on Intel’s processors and graphics cards. One cool benefit of being part of the Intel® Software Innovator Program.


    Motorbike on Steam

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    After several months, Motorbike has finally been accepted and released on Steam. Thanks to all voters for your support.


  • 2014 Events

    Intel® Software Innovator Program

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    At baKno we are proud to be recognized by Intel as a member of the Intel® Software Innovator Program. Together, Intel Android and Intel® Perceptual Computing/RealSenseTM technology have the power to reshape our world.


    Motorbike for Oculus Review by UploadVR

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    Motorbike could be the first ‘Angry Birds’ of VR

    “Ever since I got my DK2 I have been voraciously devouring as many demos as I possibly can (although I am limited at the moment by my older MacBook) and have loved every second of it. But there is one game that has pulled me back slightly more than the rest so far, if only because its so easy to pick up and play for ten minutes; and that game is MotorBike”


    Motorbike for Oculus Rift

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    After receiving our Development Kit a few weeks ago, we thought that Motorbike would generate great immersive experiences for the Rift head-mounted display.

    At the beginning we placed the virtual camera on the riders head, but it turned out that all those sudden moves and accelerations induce disorientation and dizziness. Then we experimented with other ways to control the camera without good results, until we figured out a nice solution by miniaturizing the world and slowly translating the camera only on X and Y axes.

    The result is wonderful. When playing with the Rift, you can rotate your head to check the world around you, and you can move closer of far away from the action in real time. In a few words, you feel that you are inside the game.

    The guys at Rift Arcade posted a play session on YouTube. We just wish it would be another way to present the experience.

    Motorbike 7.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Movie export with video and audio
    • Movie export works on Linux now
    • Online ratings with number of ratings
    • Improved camera control
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Kink


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    Kink generates random looped curves for you to trace over. You can start tracing from any portion of the curve. A black spot appears at the opposite portion and starts to follow the curve in the same direction you took. Avoid touching this dot or you will get kinked. If traced correctly a new curve is created with an increased level of difficulty.


    NEW GAME - Backgammon


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    The classic board game of all times, with gorgeous graphics, computer opponent, and intuitive interface.

    Backgammon is a game of luck and strategy. Beautiful handcrafted board and pieces are showcased in a 3D view with rotation and zoom.

    With Backgammon you can test your playing skills against the computer, or against friends or family on the same device.


    Motorbike heading to Steam


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    Motorbike released on the Amazon Fire TV

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    A few months ago Amazon invited baKno to port Motorbike for the coming product. We received a development box along with the controller, and easy to follow instructions on how to configure, load and test our game code. In a few weeks we ported the game which is basically the console version running on a powerful Android device.

    Motorbike is available on the Amazon Fire TV since day one. It runs smoothly at 1080p and requires the Amazon Fire Game Controller.


    Domino 12.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game logic. Totally rewritten.
    • Better tile handling and overall stability.
    • New Pass and Play mode.
    • To play against friends on the same computer.
    • New "Keep Drawing" option.


    Motorbike for PS3 Review by GamingWay


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    La physique de la moto n’est pas en reste, celle-ci étant de haute-qualité et c’est bien sûr grâce à cela que l’on plonge avec plaisir dans le jeu, à peine fut-il lancé. On ne se sent jamais lésé par le gameplay, par cette physique, on sait que si l’on rate c’est forcément de notre faute. Et l’on peut vous garantir que l’on s’en veut souvent. Même si le logiciel reste accessible, avec certaines pistes faciles et d’autres qu’il faudra étudier quelques fois, on en découvrira des ultra relevées, qui feront s’arracher les cheveux de bien des gamers. Mais ce côté die and retry fonctionne très bien, car l’on retente encore et encore, en se disant » Là il faut que j’accélère, là je dois me diriger ainsi, rah j’y étais presque… « . Les développeurs savent aussi bien jouer sur cette corde, que sur nos nerfs avec certains parcours abracadabrantesques.


    Motorbike 7.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 20 Original tracks added. For a total of 100 Original tracks.
    • 5 New obstacles added to the Editor.
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.
    • Minor bug fixes


    Skript 2.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New more accurate dictionaries for English, French, Italian and Spanish languages.
    • Difficulty level selector for the Computer player.
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.
    • Minor bug fixes


    Yatzy 1.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Tico 4.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    SpacePig 5.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Xplorer 2.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.


    PunkTrader 1.3.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.


    NEW GAME - Rasty Pelican

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    This cool dreadlocks Pelican is called Rasty, your new buddy.

    Rasty likes flying and swimming around the beautiful Caribbean sea, soaring the sky and flapping at the rhythm of reggae music.

    Control Rasty on his journey, avoiding different obstacles and natural dangers, while keeping his energy and oxygen levels. Restore Rasty's energy with food, and collect as many coins as possible.

    Rasty Pelican is available for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.


    Pinball 9.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Neven 2.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    MacPool 11.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.


    Kasino 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.


    Kubix 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Island Racer 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Gems 7.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Domino 11.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.
    • Window-resize bug fixed.


    Crazy Toad 2.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Color Sudoku 11.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Chess 4.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Blast 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Billiards 8.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    MahJong 5.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


    Solitaire 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
    • PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
    • An email verification system to avoid entering the key code to unlock the game.


  • 2013 Events

    Tico 4.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Pause option added


    Chess 4.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Instructions available in 6 different languages


    Color Sudoku 11.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Instructions available in 6 different languages


    MacPool 11.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Facebook deferred mode was removed
    • Much faster login to online realtime mode


    Skript 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kubix 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Neven 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Crazy Toad 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike released on the PlayStation®Network european region

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    Available now on PlayStation®Network Europe region. This version of Motorbike runs at 1080p and includes many other improvements.


    Chess 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Domino 11.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 7.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 11.0.0


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Tico 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Pinball 9.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Island Racer 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike on OUYA


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    Blast 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Selectable fighter color
    • Instructive overlay added
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 8.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Intel Developer Forum 2013


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    We attended IDF13 in San Francisco. We were invited to showcase some of our developments running in powerful Intel devices.


    MahJong 5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Solitaire 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version

    • New look and user interface
    • Resizable window with native fullscreen
    • Linux version now available
    • Minor bug fixes


    Yatzy 1.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Three new options added
    • Faster Render for low end computers
    • Split Scorecard for smaller windows
    • And Confirmation Window
    • Minor bug fixes


    New Music for Motorbike


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    Seven new amazing songs have been added to Motorbike’s music collection. They are the instrumental version of The Spin Wires Extended Play.

    The Spin Wires are a three-piece Buffalo based band that plays a blend of dance rock infused with elements of punk, new wave and garage rock.


    Motorbike 6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • AWESOME Online Gaming
    • Night Mode with spotlights
    • Search Field to filter Online tracks
    • New Look for tracks and user interface
    • Resizable Window in all platforms
    • Minor bug fixes



    Motorbike on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system


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    Available now on PlayStation®Network. This version of Motorbike includes the following exclusive features:

    • Local multiplayer: Competitive and Collaborative.
    • An additional list of PS3™ exclusive tracks.
    • Five additional special obstacles.


    NEW GAME - Yatzy


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    There's nothing like getting together with a few friends (or a computer) to play a quick game of Yatzy.

    Yatzy is the popular dice game played in a variety of ways all over the world. This baKno version was developed with a physics engine so the dice roll out of a cup and bounce on the table with realistic forces of nature. The game includes five versions of Yatzy plus a variety of settings that allow you to customize your own version of the game.

    The "Classic" version is Yatzy with specific variants that were introduced in the USA. "Kniffel" is the type of Yatzy played in Germany, "Generala" is the Spanish version, and "Yacht" is the oldest and original game from Canada. Most importantly, Yatzy by baKno allows you to create your own version of the game by changing a multitude of rules and settings.

    Try Yatzy for free! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


    New Organizer Tool


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    Organizer is nothing more than a Mac OSX folder with some custom view options, like a background picture and icon size.

    It works as a sticker album where all icons need to be placed in the right location to make sure you have collected them all.

    There are six different organizers for you to choose from. Free to download from the Organizer page.


    MacPool 11.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Watching games different than 9Ball fixed
    • Waiting overlay added when connecting to the GameRoom
    • Compatibility preparation for the coming iOS version
    • Minor bug fixes



    Domino 10.3.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved tile manipulation
    • Users' Guide added
    • New turn rotation option
    • Instructions in 6 languages
    • Resizable window
    • Important bug fixes


    Game Developers Conference 2013


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    We attended GDC 2013 in San Francisco. Excellent sessions, fantastic exhibition, and bright people all around.


    Motorbike Review by: I Love Ubuntu


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    Motorbike is a definitely captivating game that plunges the user into a polished racing-based game action, where the gamer is to prove solid abilities when dealing with bumpy roads, dangerous obstacles, complex constructions, etc, in order to complete tracks...


    Motorbike on Ubuntu Software Center


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    Motorbike for Linux


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    Linux is solid for gaming now. We are back into Linux and our first release is Motorbike.


    Domino 10.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New tiles. Beautiful design
    • Double click to place tiles
    • New engine
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Island Racer 2.5.4 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Car physics revised
    • Now it does not slide as easy at low speed


  • 2012 Events

    Domino 10.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Recreated new 3D version
    • Better look and faster graphics
    • 3D camera with rotation and zoom
    • Five different tile sets
    • Five different tables
    • Three difficulty levels
    • Resizable resolution up-to fullscreen
    • Amazing new music


    Color Sudoku 10.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Recreated new version over a new engine
    • Better look and faster graphics
    • Resizable resolution up-to fullscreen
    • New “Hint” functionality
    • New amazing music
    • New icon and logo


    Motorbike on Desura


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    Gems 6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Four new special gems to spice up the game
    • A explosive gem that appears with a match four
    • A multicolor gem that acts as a wildcard
    • An overkill gem that eliminates all gems with the same color
    • A non-movable gem that appears with a match five


    Motorbike 5.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New bike engine sounds
    • Improved camera control
    • Fixed screen tearing
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Motorbike HD Reviewed by Cranky Gamers


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    It’s time for all you adrenaline junkies to saddle up as you ride out to perform some incredible stunts and bone-crushing manoeuvres on over 80 obstacle strewn courses in what could well be the mobile equivalent to Trials HD.

    Motorbike HD by developer baKno games is a rather straightforward but nonetheless challenging Motorsport title; here the gameplay basically consists of linear tracks with various unconventional obstacles to overcome that become increasingly difficult as you progress through the game.

    The first thing that I noticed about Motorbike HD is the realistic bike physics which can sometimes be both impressive and frustrating, especially to the uninitiated who may not be aware of the complexities involved in manoeuvring a two wheeled machine over uneven surfaces! Controls consist of four unmarked buttons for accelerate/brake, lean forward/lean backward; tapping this combination correctly requires an element of skill and understanding of real life physics which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The word of the day here is ‘balance’ and this will take some time to master, giving the game a degree of challenge that should keep casual gamers occupied for some time….


    Motorbike 5.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • Improved memory consumption
    • New Summer Landscape option
    • New outfits for all pilots
    • New color designs for all bikes
    • 160 possible combinations
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Motorbike 5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New pilots and bikes. Now with 4 different pilots and two bikes: Trials and Enduro.
    • 40 new Original tracks. Totaling 80 Original tracks
    • Redesigned original tracks to provide an easier learning path
    • 5 new obstacles added: Treadmill, Tesla Coil, Cilinder, Curved Explosive Bar and Paralyzing Gas
    • Redesigned Settings interface
    • New Random Landscape option
    • And some new other options to explore
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Motorbike Celebrates 2000 Online Tracks


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    100% Mountain Lion Compatibles


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    All baKno games are compatible with the latest operating system OS X 10.8 from Apple. You can download and try our games with confidence. And if you already own a baKno game, it will keep working without any necessary change after you upgrade your operating system.


    WWDC 2012


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    We attended Apple’s WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. Very impressed by new technologies and the event’s organization.


    NEW TOOL - Charts


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    Charts is the ultimate 3D charting tool for your projects. Just import or type your data and create eye catching animated charts that you can export as images or movies.

    Exported images or movies can be used into documents such as Keynote or PowerPoint presentations and websites. Movies are exported as "seamlessly loopable", which means that you can play them indefinitely with no visible jumps.


    Skript 1.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved words structure
    • Consuming much less memory
    • Crisp letters on tiles
    • Fixed tile control
    • New german dictionary
    • Minor bug fixes


    Skript 1.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Re-coded german dictionary
    • Allowing correct words
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Skript


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    The popular words board game playable in six different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Grab seven tiles from the bag and place them on the board, constructing words and earning points.

    Two or four players play Skript by turns, and one of these players can be the computer.

    Enjoy unlimited hours of entertainment while you increase your vocabulary and improve your spelling skills.


    Motorbike reviewed by Analizando Mac


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    Motorbike se nos presenta como un juego de motocross lleno de acción y efectos. Podríamos dividirlo en dos partes fundamentales:

    - El modo principal dispone de 40 pistas. Puedes seleccionar distintos tipos de fondos y pilotos. Además, permite jugar pistas online que otros jugadores han compartido y me consta que son muchísimas. Conforme vayamos avanzando, el reto va siendo mayor.

    - El editor del juego nos permite, básicamente, hacer todo lo que queramos: desde indicar el tipo de terreno, fondo, poner barras, barriles, contenedores, escaleras, minas, tuberías, railes, rampas, guillotinas, elevadores, rocas, neumáticos, coches, clavos, checkpoints, etc. En definitiva, dispones de todas las herramientas para diseñar el nivel como quieras, creando verdaderas locuras. El editor permite guardar la pista, cargarla, editarla cuando quieras e incluso subirlo a la red, y compartir tus creaciones.

    Aunque Motorbike esta en inglés no representa problema alguno; la b.s.o es bastante aceptable; y está muy bien gráficamente. Su punto verdaderamente fuerte es el motor de física realista que permite hacer todos los trucos que un motorista de carreras realizaría y te dejará con la boca abierta.

    A nosotros nos tiene enganchados. ¿Y a ti?


    Billiards 7.0.4 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Official Snooker rules applied to faults and misses
    • Asking the offended player if he wants to pass or play
    • Custom table color now work on PPC computers
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 7.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Optional “Approximated Trajectories” on Practice mode
    • Custom table color added to select any possible cloth color
    • Magic mouse vertical swipe now recognized as zoom
    • Faster engine and improved image quality
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike 4.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Pilot extreme bend fixed
    • Online tracks can now be updated
    • Some obstacles got revised
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New improved look
    • Obstacles, Pilots and Bikes
    • New female pilot
    • Long awaited Checkpoint added
    • Minor bugs fixed


    Motorbike Celebrates 1000 Online Tracks

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    Kubix 2.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Important bug fixed
    • Annihilating on normal mode works fine now


  • 2011 Events

    Pinball HD reviewed by The Apple Clan


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    Pinball HD makes the most of everything the iPhone has to offer to create a nice, very smooth gameplay experience that flows well and is not at all herky jerky. The camera control feature is neat, allowing you to see the table from all angles. The controls respond well, although I had a better experience on the iPad but again, that is just the way it goes.

    Nice graphics and smooth navigation aside it is the “extra” features that got me excited about this app. Attractive, colorful visuals are nice but if you cannot do very much with them it gets pretty old pretty fast. The fact that a lot of pinball apps limit you to x number of tables (often with the chance to get x more as an in app purchase) is fine but with Pinball HD you gain access to unlimited tables.

    How? Because of the table creator. Pinball HD lets you take all kinds of elements and use them to create your own table. It is the same concept as the level creators in console games like Little Big Planet. And once you have created your own table you can share your artistry and skill online, letting other play your creation while you give theirs a try.


    Motorbike 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Three new amazing obstacles
    • A poisonous gas
    • Spikes that flat your tires
    • And a hanging bridge
    • Improved female character


    Motorbike reviewed by OneClickMac


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    Motorbike fulfills every boy’s dream of becoming a skilled and daring trials biker, facing deadly obstacles and challenging jumps. Thankfully, this virtual sport doesn’t require the many months of training and exercise to become a professional in real life. Just a bit of stern dedication and a lot of time. It runs amok with it’s the adrenaline-pumping gameplay that just brings you back for more and more.

    The in-built level editor is very comprehensive and gives you free reign over what obstacles you want to include, the shape of the landscape and the starting position of the player. You can start anew or find a track online which you can edit to your liking. The 800 user-generated tracks are guaranteed to keep you busy for a long time.

    To sum up, it’s crazy fun flipping over bombs and catapulting across chasms, and the controls are spot on. The core gameplay is solid and challenging and the huge amounts of content available will keep you addicted for hours on end.


    NEW GAME - Pinball 8.0


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    Totally redesigned Pinball game with an amazing new feature: a Table Editor for you to create and play your own tables. Pinball comes with 10 original tables and a growing number of online tables created by players around the world.

    Experience tons of amazing effects in this original, highly entertaining Pinball game. With realistic physics, cool sounds and unlimited tables, Pinball will have you coming back for more. Just give it a try for free.

    This new Pinball version is free for all current license holders. Just need to download and unlock with your credentials. An iOS version called Pinball HD will be released soon as a free upgrade as well.


    Motorbike 2.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improveg graphics
    • Antialiased on iOS
    • Saving tracks from Editor fixed in iOS
    • Refined obstacle details


    Motorbike HD reviewed by The Apple Clan


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    This app certainly deserves the HD part of its name! Motorbike HD boasts realistic physics and great graphics. To begin with, the tracks are set in gorgeous natural areas. Under the app’s settings, you can choose which terrain you would like to race on–mountain, desert, and coaster. The mountainous region, for instance, is set in green mountains, with looming mountains in the backdrop. Even though iPhone screens are small, you can get into the whole feel of the game and seem like you are actually there.

    Besides life-like settings, the bike movements, the track, the obstacles littered about, the bikes themselves, and even the riders all appear realistic. The bike moves right with the track’s terrain, your rider’s movements coordinating with all the jolts of the ride. Whenever you crash, the rider falls off and rolls along as if he or she had actually crashed.

    The highlight of the gameplay includes the track editor, where you can use the same tool the creators used to make the original tracks. You can customize current tracks or completely make your own. Set the terrain and the height of the track. Then include as many obstacles as you like. Save them to play yourself, or upload them online for others to play, too. This editor, along with a constant array of tracks, gives this app a 4/5 in gameplay.


    Remembering Steve Jobs



    Remembering Steve Jobs

    Tico 3.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Animated rotation added
    • Shift key to counter rotate
    • Important bug fixes


    Motorbike 2.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Container collider fixed
    • Improved online data management
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike Celebrates 500 Online Tracks


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    Special thanks to all track builders who create these amazing tracks so we can all enjoy an endless Motorbike.


    Tico 3.1.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New Icon
    • Initial resolution fixed


    Island Racer 2.5.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved shadows
    • Fixed Lion instability


    Motorbike 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Four new obstacles
    • One to force a wheelie
    • And three automotive junk
    • Improved shadows
    • Music playing restored
    • Minor bug fixes


    PunkTrader 1.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Career mode loophole fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike 1.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Air loops celebrated with fireworks
    • Rating only shown on the right track
    • No-internet startup stall fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 7.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Computer player added (Artificial Intelligence)
    • Now you can challenge a new opponent in all 5 games
    • Music collection streamed-then-saved
    • New intro movie
    • Instructions in several languages
    • Snooker marks added
    • Windows narrator added
    • Minor bug fixes


    100% Lion Compatibles




    All baKno games are compatible with the latest operating system OS X 10.7 from Apple. You can download and try our games with confidence. And if you already own a baKno game, it will keep working without any necessary change after you upgrade your operating system.


    Solitare 2.6.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Canfield single card option added
    • Minor bug fixes


    Solitare 2.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Klondike single card option added
    • Wabblig cards problem fixed
    • Tripeaks counters added
    • Instructions on several languages
    • Minor bug fixes

    MahJong 4.8.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New pattern variations
    • Exponentially increasing the amount of possible patterns
    • Instructions available in 6 different languages
    • Important bug fixes


    Motorbike 1.5.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved track navigation
    • Online tracks are not downloaded every time
    • Minor bug fixes


    Island Racer 2.5.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved performance
    • Faster frame-rate on high end graphics cards
    • Color selected now works on all islands and online mode
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kasino 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Now a complete casino game
    • With two new games added
    • BlackJack and Slot Machine
    • New icon and intro video
    • Minor bug fixes


    Chess 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • NEW Improved Chess engine
    • With optimized AI
    • New higher difficulty level
    • Improved piece movement
    • Use of Standard Algebraic Notation
    • Better game history navigation
    • Stalemate and 50 move rule corrected
    • Load / Save games in Potable Game Notation
    • Collection of games from top chess players in history
    • Enhanced online gameplay
    • Unique sound for each chess set
    • Some piece models were redesigned
    • TTS support for Windows platforms


    SpacePig 4.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • New intro movie
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike 1.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Replay each finished track
    • Export a high res. 30FPS compressed movie
    • And upload to show your skills
    • Best all players time stored online
    • Online tracks rating system
    • Improved Online tracks navigation
    • Default resolution now widescreen 960x540
    • Minor bug fixes


    Motorbike reviewed by Apple Customer Reviews


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    Motorbike ist ein realistisches, kniffliges Motorsport Game für den Mac. Deine Aufgabe als Motorradfahrer besteht darin verschiedene Parkure abzufahren. In den Parkuren sind viele Hindernisse und Schanzen die deine Fähigkeiten auf die Probe stellen und dabei hilft nicht immer voll aufs Gas! Manchmal ist Maßarbeit gefragt, denn du musst Punktgenau auf einem Plato landen oder dich geduckt so durch ein Rohr zwängen.

    ... Mein Fazit ist, dass Motorbike eine menge Spielspaß bietet und durch den Editor kann jeder seine eigenen Vorstellungen eines kniffligen Levels verwirklichen. Deshalb bekommt Motorbike von mir eine Empfehlung für alle die das Egoshooter rumgeballer satt haben und statt dessen lieber mal einen Kniffligen Parkur mit dem Motorrad abfahren.


    Island Racer reviewed by AppStoreArcade


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    Finding innovation in any genre tends to become equivalent to searching for a needle in a haystack, nevertheless baKno has not only achieved this with including a incredibly deep level creator in Motorbike, we now witness baKno pushing the racing genre by including an extraordinary randomized track creator in Island Racer.

    ...This feature goes way beyond anything that we imagined here at the studio, instead of courses that would be reminiscent of a flat slot car track, the tracks themselves are unique with each creation (ohh, and it creates these tracks fast!).

    ...We have often experienced gimmicky in innovation but we can happily say that’s not the case here. The randomized track creator is acutely executed giving you limitless tracks and we hope to see more of this in future games.


    Motorbike reviewed by MacTrast




    The game is not massive, but with a track editor and online feature too, then its size will be determined by its love of the public and their dedication to creating some great tracks. I have already played a few of the online tracks and the quality is already surprising. The game has a simple track editor which you can get to grips with very quickly and easily.

    Being that this is a trials game I guess the most important part are the physics of it all. Thankfully they seem to work fairly well with barrels feeling weighty, wooden beams pivoting well depending on the location of your bike etc. You use the arrow keys of up to accelerate, down for reverse, space to break and left and right to shift your weight accordingly.


    Island Racer in Applicando




    Applicando is the most popular Mac magazine in Italy. They decided to include our Island Racer game within their cover DVD.


    Motorbike reviewed by AppStoreArcade


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    Motorbike is one of those, I hate saying this because it sounds cheesy but ‘easy to play but hard to master’ games. The first few courses ease you into the simplicity of the games physics then ramps up the difficulty by having you traverse on some of the most demented courses ever concocted.

    ... While there’s plenty of pre-created levels to conquer, there’s also an intuitive stage creator that allows you to create everything that’s used in the pre-made courses. Yes, everything including the terrain. The ease of creating your terrain is absolutely brilliant. Placing the objects incorporates a very friendly UI interface as well; that’s as simple as dragging and dropping (I love clean-lined UI) ...

    Motorbike is an addictive physics racer that anyone can pick up and play. Plus we love the track editor and the healthy community.


    Tico 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Totally new game with a better look
    • Re-developed this time in 3D
    • Fantastic music soundtrack
    • Same scoring system and leader-board
    • Free to current licensed users
    • All you need to do is unlock with your credentials


    Motorbike 1.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved and extended soundtrack
    • Enhanced Online tracks navigation
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Motorbike

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    Are you ready to ride? Put on your boots, gloves and helmet, and kick-start your motorbike.

    Motorbike comes with 40 original tracks, a growing number of online tracks and a track editor to create you own tracks and share with other players.

    Select from different landscapes and pilots. You will find Motorbike easy to play but hard to master. Just give it a try for free.


    Coming Soon...

    Kubix 2.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • New intro video
    • Minor bug fixes


    Neven 1.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • New intro video
    • Minor bug fixes


    Coming Soon...

    Billiards reviewed by Atulo




    Continuando na resenha de aplicativos e jogos para Mac, que tal uma partida de bilhar? Produzido pela baKno, Billiards é um jogo de simulação com cinco jogos diferentes. Neste aplicativo podemos jogar 9-ball, 8-ball, Straigh, 3-balls e Snooker. Tudo com mesa personalizada por nós, tal como a cor do pano. Os gráficos, como podem ver pelas imagens, são fantásticos e o jogo desenrola-se todo num ambiente 3D. Os controlos no jogo são todos nossos, não estando nada dependente do CPU, e a física emprega no motor de jogo é bastante semelhante àquela das mesas de jogo reais. Além disso Billiards permite jogarmos sozinhos, ou desafiar alguém na internet. O jogo já existia para iPhone e iTouch, e está agora também na Mac App Store por 4,99US$. O jogo está muito bem conseguido, com boa mecânica de jogo e bons efeitos sonoros.


    Billiards 6.1.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online connectivity
    • Enhanced shot accuracy


    Island Racer 2.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online connectivity
    • Proxy connections now work


    Billiards 6.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Networking connectivity fixed
    • Now connecting using reliable baKno servers
    • Windowed mode button moved further to the right
    • New "Bouncing Light" option
    • Reorganized Settings


    Island Racer 2.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • Networking connectivity fixed
    • Now connecting using reliable baKno servers
    • Enhanced steering handling
    • Crash sounds volume revised
    • Minor fixes


    Billiards 6.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • Networking connection fixed
    • Camera focus on cue ball fixed
    • Less intense cloth colors
    • Spin ball not covered by the windowed mode button
    • Slower more granular camera rotation with arrows


    MacPool 11.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • All five games now included. No more add-ons necessary
    • Any license (MacPool, Carambola or Snooker) will unlock the full game
    • Single game-room for all five games when playing online
    • New intro sound


    Pinball 7.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster engine
    • Blocked balls error fixed
    • New songs catalog
    • New “dynamic camera” option
    • Spring geometry added to the shooter
    • Minor bug fixes


    Solitaire 2.5.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Blocked undo while dealing or dragging
    • Spider problems solved
    • Songs stream bug fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Crazy Toad 1.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Levels 9 and up error fixed
    • Sticky trees error fixed
    • Scores scroll bar re-colored
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 5.7.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New songs library
    • Songs stream bug fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Major upgrade. Looks and feels like a new game
    • New intuitive camera control (with mouse or arrows)
    • New shot control integrated with the new camera
    • New Real-Time online gaming
    • New 5 Tables to choose with improved look
    • New 3D shooting line and pocket selectors
    • Several bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Crazy Toad



    A breakout style game with a fun twist. In Crazy Toad you control an old gnome who is carrying a huge mushroom, and your objective is to keep up with the bouncing toad, not letting it fall to the ground.

    The objective is to finish each level either by breaking all the blocks or by reaching the elusive spider.


    MahJong 4.7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New option to disable the initial camera rotation
    • New key command "c" to center the camera
    • Songs are now saved and played correctly


    Gems 5.7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Wicked mode is back
    • Glowing effect as an option
    • Full songs catalog streamed
    • Minor bug fixes


    MahJong 4.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Blocked game properly marked
    • As reshuffle on relax mode
    • Or restart on non relax mode
    • Outlined letters for better reading
    • Minor bug fixes


  • 2010 Events

    Gems 5.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Problem with backgrounds fixed
    • Wicked mode removed
    • New intro video
    • Mayor bug fixes


    Pinball 7.2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster better engine
    • New icon and intro video
    • New ball materials
    • Minor bug fixes


    MahJong 4.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New faster better engine
    • Improved some tile sets colors
    • Keeping game state on upper levels fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 5.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Three new backgrounds added
    • New icon
    • New intro video and audio


    Blast 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New enemies motion engine
    • Reducing excessive processing consumption
    • Repetitively loading new levels problem fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Chess 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro video and audio
    • Settings layout reorganized
    • Performance improvement
    • Minor bug fixes


    Solitaire 2.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro audio
    • Problem with long columns in Spider fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Blast 1.5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Hidden mouse cursor option added
    • Automatic fire option added
    • Configurable input keys added
    • Including current support for WASD control
    • Minor bug fixes


    Blast reviewed by Astringent Gaming




    “Blast takes its core gameplay from some of the more traditional top-down-shooters. It’s a revamp of some of the classics, such as Gallaga, and Asteroids. You control a single space ship, in traditional form, and you must dodge the barrage of enemy ships and lasers. Bakno games has taken a classic title and given a fresh new set of paint, and a few new moves.”


    Solitaire 2.5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro video
    • Improved performance
    • Camera lock option added
    • New sounds for different sets
    • Minor bug fixes


    Blast 1.1.0.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Timing and enemies paths fixed
    • Windows auto-update fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    MahJong 4.3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Animated game entrance
    • With a rotating camera
    • New icon
    • New intro video and audio


    Blast 1.1.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro video
    • Repetitively loading new levels problem fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Blast



    A modern shooter game. Featuring great graphics, nice effects and cool music. Enjoy for hours destroying enemy spacecrafts, collecting power-ups and protecting your planet from invasion. Customize by selecting your game difficulty and shooting style, and compare your score on baKno’s Top Players list.


    Solitaire 2.1.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New Spider options added
    • Two suits Spider for an easier variation
    • And expert mode for a harder variation
    • Long card columns no longer break
    • Minor bug fixes


    Island Racer reviewed by Your Tech Stop



    “The first thing anyone would point out is the graphics. The amount of detail in the cars and scenery around them is incredible. Realism is one of the games best features. Different cars perform better on different tracks, make different engine noises and much more. During the game you can enjoy driving around the maps on your own, against a computer or even online against your friends who have the game. This all sounds great but what really makes the game unique and fun is your ability to ditch the roads and take your car anywhere you want. There are no invisible boundaries. When you’re not driving into the water you can jump off cliffs and use many of the obstacles provided around the maps.”




    NEW GAME - Chess



    The classic strategy game with gorgeous graphics, online gaming and intuitive interface. Beautiful handcrafted board and pieces are showcased in a 3D view with rotation and zoom.

    Easy to play but very hard to master. Now you can test your playing skills against the computer on three different levels offline, or online against real people from around the world.

    Chess is a two-person board game which simulates a battle between two opposing armies. Chess has been around for more than sixteen hundred years. When it comes to mind games, Chess is undoubtedly at the top of the list.


    AppAble 2.0 Released




    The Intel® Atom™ Developer Program SDK library for alternative development environments.

    The AppAble solution allows small and medium sized developers to create and convert their current Windows applications into binaries ready to submit to the Intel’s AppUp Center.


    Keno Pool 3.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved physics engine
    • New table design
    • Enhanced user interface with new buttons
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    Pinball 7.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New name for broader appeal
    • Responsiveness improvement
    • Enhanced user interface with new buttons
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Neven




    An easy to play word puzzle game playable in seven different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

    Words are selected with a simple click-drag-and-release gesture. Just give it a try for free, Neven will help you check and improve your vocabulary.


    SpacePig 4.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Sponsored Free License mode added
    • Enhanced user interface with new buttons
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes



    MahJong 4.1.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Save game status on quit
    • Now you can continue playing where you left
    • Timer adjustments
    • Fixed hint and blocked board announcement
    • Mayor bug fixes


    Product Review about Billiards in Softonic




    "There's nothing I love more than a good game of billiards (pool to the British) and Billiards is 3D computer simulation that faithfully recreates five different billiards games: 9-Ball, 8-Ball, 3-Balls, Straight and Snooker."


    Solitaire 2.1.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Important revisions on Spider game
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 5.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced image quality
    • With a glowing effect
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kubix 2.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Optional instructions splash added
    • New scoring system
    • With incremental levels
    • Last points scored indicated
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 5.6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New option to enable/disable ambiance effects
    • Revised Snooker rules
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    MahJong 4.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New name
    • Graphic quality improvement
    • Double the number of tile sets and tables
    • Non-relax mode added
    • With timer and tiles counter
    • Enhanced user interface with new buttons
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Minor bug fixes


    Intel's Legends Campaign






    Tico 2.7.1.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Local scores posting fixed
    • Minor bug fixes


    Prepare for Battle...





    Billiards 5.5.0.0


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced table and scene look
    • With dynamic lights, cigarette smoke
    • And new stylish table design
    • Physics engine revised
    • Cushions bouncing is real now
    • New User Interface
    • Improved Buttons
    • Minor bug fixes


    Intel® Atom™ Developer Program SDK Dynamic Wrapper




    Thanks to Intel and their engineering team, baKno is now able to offer a dynamic Wrapper to the Intel development community.


    Unloocker 1.2.0.0 Rleased


    What’s New in this Version
    • Minor Bug Fixes

    Unlocker is now baKno’s main way to unlock all games. Thanks to our customers we have been able to streamline the unlocking process for all computers and all email clients.


    Gems 4.5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New Relaxed Mode
    • Without Scoring
    • New User Interface
    • Improved Buttons
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award to Kubix




    Softpedia guarantees that Kubix 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    NEW GAME - Kubix



    Kubix is a unique variation of the click and remove type of game from the 80's. Featuring great graphics, nice effects and beautiful music.

    Click over a colored block and all adjacent blocks of the same color will be removed. Kubix is so addictive, you will find yourself enjoying it from the first click.


    MacPool 10.8.4.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • ELO Rating reactivated on 9Ball


    Island Racer 2.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New Island: Mediterranean
    • Improved Online Mode
    • You can play randomized islands online now
    • Randomized islands are saved for re-run or share
    • Improved graphics with better shadows and water
    • Counter course racing available on every track
    • Improved sounds and car effects
    • Faster render option for older computers
    • Improved AI when running against the computer
    • A new car added to the list
    • Enhanced user interface with new buttons and graphics
    • Trial version includes featured content
    • Several bug fixes


    Island Racer video




    We found this video on YouTube. Thanks to the author...


    Island Racer 2.0

    Solitaire 2.0.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game: Tripeaks
    • New cards set: Contemporary
    • New user interface controls design
    • Improved intro video
    • Performance issues solved
    • Minor bugs fixes


    Media Showcase




    baKno Games has 8 iPhone and iPod Touch games.


  • 2009 Events

    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award on Solitaire




    Softpedia guarantees that Solitaire 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    Solitaire 1.0.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Revised Klondike rules
    • Some initial cards were incorrectly dealt face-up
    • Minor bugs fixes


    NEW GAME - baKno Solitaire


    A collection of the most popular solitaire games, baKno-style. Beautiful handcrafted card sets are showcased in a 3D view with board rotation and zoom.

    baKno Solitaire includes some all-time favorites such as Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Cruel and Canfield. Featuring original relaxing music that enhances your experience.

    Solitaire is a great way to pass time and exercise the mind. Just give it a try.


    My MahJong for iPhone and iPod Touch







    We attended the new E for All event in Los Angeles Convention Center. This event showcases the latest in video games from the mayor developers.


    Unlocker Utility Released



    Unlocker is a utility application that enables you to unlock any baKno game with a simple click. No need to type, or copy and paste your email address and key code into the game.

    Now the email message you receive after your purchase will include a special link that starts with "bakno://". Just click that link, and Unlocker will automatically unlock your game.

    Unlocker works with all baKno games on Mac or Windows. To save some time on your next purchase, just download this small application from our website and run it once.


    Unique names on leaderboards


    All our leaderboards have been updated to discard repeated names. Only the highest score per user is now shown. New names now make it to these lists.


    Island Racer 1.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • One new car (more coming)
    • Redesigned Settings, Instructions and About
    • With a 3D menu user interface
    • Top perspective view (pressing T)
    • Innovative Mouse Driving (pressing M)
    • Option to match other AI cars
    • Improved online gaming
    • Revised cars models and textures
    • Important bug fixes


    4-Stars Award to Xplorer


    Xplorer Download - Soft-Files.com

    Xplorer 2.0 has received 4 stars award from Soft-Files editors team, based on price, usability, documentation & support.


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award on Island Racer




    Softpedia guarantees that Island Racer 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    MacPool 10.8.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Important bug fix
    • Subscribed and Coins players can now play full online games


    Island Racer 1.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro movie
    • Improved car colors
    • Important bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Island Racer



    A casual racing game full of fun that can be played solo, against the computer, or online against another player. Island Racer features the unique ability to generate new original landscapes and tracks, offering infinite track combinations for a new experience with every race.

    Select from different cars and colors to race in head-to-head competition. Choose an On- or Off-Road track and enjoy! Crashing into the opponent is allowed to gain an edge. You will find Island Racer easy to play and full of exhilarating moments.


    PunkTrader 1.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New list of companies
    • Now generic by industry sector
    • Instead of specific known ones
    • Minor bug fixes


    100% Snow Leopard Compatibles



    All baKno games are compatible with the latest operating system OS X 10.6 from Apple. You can download and try our games with confidence. And if you already own a baKno game, it will keep working without any necessary change after you upgrade your operating system.


    MacJong Remixed


    What’s New in this Version
    • Expanded Music Library
    • From the original 14 songs
    • Tripled to 42 chinese songs
    • To enjoy a larger music variety
    • NO UPDATE NECESSARY


    Billiards Presentation

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    Watch the Billiards Presentation created by Ray Bentsen for the Strait Mac Users Group. You will need to wait a few seconds while it downloads a 5MB flash animation.


    Tico 2.7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Alternative game control by mouse gestures
    • Move, rotate or drop the falling shape
    • By dragging the mouse over the game area
    • Double click will rotate as well
    • Minor bug fixes


    Racing Game



    Kasino 2.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Gradually increased blind bet and minimum bet
    • Every 5 rounds it is increased by 1 chip
    • This measure is taken on regular tables
    • To avoid long lasting games
    • Minor bug fixes


    MyPinball for iPhone and iPod Touch




    MacPinball is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch called MyPinball. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store. As similar as it can get to the original MacPinball, this ported version includes a single new table with four independent flippers and many options, including a new camera that follows the ball while it bounces around the table.


    Billiards 5.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved image quality
    • Now showing reflections on balls
    • Rounded tip on shooting line
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacJong 3.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Persistent game state
    • When navigating to other tabs your current game is not lost
    • You can now change settings and return to the same game
    • Minor bug fixes


    Tico 2.6.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New “Relaxed” game mode
    • For those players who prefer a tranquil game
    • With no speed, score or time pressure
    • Minor bug fixes

    MacPool 10.8.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved username validation
    • Preventing unwanted white spaces
    • And ensuring ranking updates
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacJong 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved background music control
    • Streamed songs are now saved
    • For offline sessions with music
    • And less internet consumption
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 6.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved background music control
    • Streamed songs are now saved
    • For offline sessions with music
    • And less internet consumption
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved background music control
    • Streamed songs are now saved
    • For offline sessions with music
    • And less internet consumption
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 4.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved background music control
    • Streamed songs are now saved
    • For offline sessions with music
    • And less internet consumption
    • Minor bug fixes


    E3 in Los Angeles





    Billiards 5.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 8Ball problems solved
    • Online gaming revisions
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 3.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • “Game” tab fixed
    • Showing “New Game” when playing
    • Minor bug fixes


    KenoPool 2.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • “Game” tab fixed
    • Showing “New Game” when playing
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 6.0.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • “Game” tab fixed
    • Showing “New Game” when playing
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 4.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • “Game” tab fixed
    • Showing “New Game” when playing
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacJong 3.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • “Game” tab fixed
    • Showing “New Game” when playing
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award on PunkTrader




    Softpedia guarantees that PunkTrader 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    NEW GAME - PunkTrader



    A stock trading game that will allow you to test your trading skills on real historical stock market price movements. PunkTrader will randomly pick one of the 20 most actively traded stocks and take you to 9:30 am Wall-Street time at the beginning of a random trading day within the last 5 years.

    Once the game starts, you will battle the price movements of the stock by buying and selling shares at will, and your sole objective is to make a profit. To do that, you will not only use your keen predictive trader eye, but also a few assisting indicators included in the game.

    Can you beat the markets consistently? Can you turn a profit over and over? Can you get better with practice? PunkTrader will let you know if you are cut-out for a career as a full-time trader.


    Billiards 5.0.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • Colored balls are now re-spotted
    • When not pocketed in order
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.8.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • Colored balls are now re-spotted
    • When not pocketed in order
    • Minor bug fixes


    Snooker 10.7.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • Colored balls are now re-spotted
    • When not pocketed in order
    • Minor bug fixes


    Subscription Service Launched



    baKno announces a new way for gamers to enjoy unlimited play of its games for Mac and Windows. baKno’s Subscription Service is now available for $19.99 per month.

    Players who purchase a Subscription Service receive a personal key code that unlocks all 15 baKno games for Mac or Windows for one month from the date of purchase. The code works on one computer, the first registered when unlocking the code. Additional subscriptions can be purchased to renew the expiration date for subsequent months’ play.

    baKno's Subscription Service is just another way to play your favorite baKno games. Enjoy!


    Billiards 5.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for our monthly subscription service
    • Now you are able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Tuned-up physics for realistic behavior
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award on MacPinball




    Softpedia guarantees that MacPinball 6.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    MacJong 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 4.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Minor bug fixes


    Keno Pool 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 6.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved auto-updater
    • Auto-updater for Windows version
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 6.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Scoring system adapted for the new rewards program
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 6.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Auto-updater functionality
    • Convenient and light-weigth download
    • Of future versions changes
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Improved registration process
    • Pasting styled text and trimming undesired characters
    • Minor bug fixes


    Xplorer 2.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kasino 2.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Tico 2.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Scoring system adapted for the new rewards program
    • Minor bug fixes


    Snooker 10.7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" award on Domino




    Softpedia guarantees that Domino 9.5 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    MacPool 10.8.0 Rleased


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Domino 9.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    TipTone for the iPhone and iPod Touch



    TioTone is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store.

    TipTone is a musical instrument able to play 60 different notes in five full scales. Notes are played by pressing one or more buttons simultaneously. The original toy is out of production, but now you can enjoy this game on your iPhone!

    TipTone is lots of fun. A variety of well known tunes are included for you to follow and practice. Select a practice tune to illuminate each combination in red; once you press a note, the next one lights up.


    Carambola 10.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 9.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Slide & Stack 9.5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for a future subscription service
    • Soon you will be able to play all baKno games
    • With a single monthly payment
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 3.1.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New “Local” Scores list
    • To store your own best scores
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 4.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Online Game mode added
    • To play against other gamers around the planet
    • Chat capability included
    • Improved alternate camera and shooting mode
    • Important bug fixes


    Gems 3.0.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New “Wicked Mode” added
    • An innovative way to play 3-Match with your keyboard
    • Scoring system adapted for the new rewards program
    • Minor bug fixes


    Keno Pool 1.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Command-L now locks the game when on Coins mode
    • Scoring system adapted for the new rewards program
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacJong 2.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Command-L now locks the game when on Coins mode
    • Scoring system adapted for the new rewards program
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems for the iPhone and iPod Touch



    Gems is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store. As similar as it can get to the original Gems, this ported version includes 3 difficulty levels, background selection, easy to play by sliding gems with a single finger, and top scores list.


    Gems 2.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Re-colored orange gem
    • To differentiate it from the yellow gem
    • Command-L now locks the game when on Coins mode
    • New button to return to windowed mode
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.7.9 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Statistics fixed for 8Ball and Snooker
    • Protocol version control on 8Ball online
    • Human translation for the Italian language
    • Minor bug fixes


    Excellent software certificate for Color Sudoku




    Color Sudoku has been granted the "EXCELLENT" software certificate by FindMySoft.com because it exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in its category.


    MacPool 10.7.8 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved realism on the 8-Ball breeakshot
    • Balls get dispersed now
    • 8-Ball pocketed on breakshot fix
    • It now identifies the shooting player as the winner
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 3.8 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Alternate camera and shooting mode
    • Provides real life shooter’s perspective
    • Shot replay functionality added
    • Press “R” to watch the previous shot
    • Fixed 8 ball winner recognition
    • Minor bug fixes


    Keno Pool for the iPhone and iPod Touch




    Keno Pool is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store. As similar as it can get to the original Keno Pool, this ported version includes 1 Player and 2 Players modes, table color selection, the same physics engine, easy to shot and to select spin, sound effects and narrator.


    Excellent software certificate for Carambola




    Carambola has been granted the "EXCELLENT" software certificate by FindMySoft.com because it exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in its category.

    Billiards 3.7.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Double voices eliminated
    • Improved winner recognition
    • With won rounds correctly granted
    • Command-L now locks the game when on Coins mode
    • Second camera can now get hidden by pressing a single key (“X”)
    • Minor bug fixes


    Excellent software certificate for Domino




    Domino has been granted the "EXCELLENT" software certificate by FindMySoft.com because it exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in its category.


    MacPool 10.7.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 8-Ball and Snooker online game continuity fixed
    • ELO ranking not calculated on normally finished games
    • New anti-piracy communication protocol
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Keno Pool




    A little known Pool game that until now was played primarily by high-rollers in local Pool Halls. It is a simple, fast paced, exciting game of strategy, skill and luck that will keep you entertained for hours as you watch the balls spinning around, in and out of the photo-realistic wooden keno board.

    Test your skills and your luck as you try to match ball colors and ball numbers or earn bonus points when you hit the Keno hole. Play with a friend, or solo and post your score on baKno’s Top Players list.


    MacJong 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Hint key added
    • Press “H” o get some help
    • Fixed automatic reshuffle
    • It works fine now
    • Important bug fixes


    MacPool 10.7.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Sponsored look is saved now as a preference
    • ELO ranking is only calculated on 8Ball and Snooker games


  • 2008 Events

    MacPinball 5.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved license registration check at startup
    • No music stream at zero volume
    • Minor bug fixes

    SpacePig 2.4 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved license registration check at startup
    • Minor bug fixes

    MacPool 10.7 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Human translated Portuguese instructions
    • Ranking calculated on quitters also
    • New optional sponsored table look
    • WIth a random sponsor per match
    • Minor bug fixes


    "Five Stars" rating for MacJong




    MacJong has been awarded Five Star rating by the editors at Sofotex.


    Billiards 3.7 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved license registration check at startup
    • Minor bug fixes


    Gems 2.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved license registration check at startup
    • New light clouds background image
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacJong 1.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved license registration check at startup
    • Automatic reshuffle when game gets blocked
    • New tables (images and textures)
    • Improved scene illumination
    • Important bug fixes


    NEW GAME - MacJong




    Artistic rendition of the MahJong solitaire game with random tile arrangements that gives you infinite possibilities for this Chinese-inspired favorite. Each tile is a beautiful, hand-designed work of art in baKno’s 3D MahJong variation featuring board rotation and zoom. Outstanding music completes the experience that will transport you eastward.


    Kasino 2.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online gaming
    • Faster hand comparison
    • Minor bug fixes


    "Excellent" software certificate for MacPool




    MacPool has been granted the "EXCELLENT" software certificate by FindMySoft.com because it exceeds the quality standards of many other software products in its category.


    Gems 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 5 new high quality gems
    • Including a beautiful heart
    • Now all gems are different
    • Minor bug fixes


    Billiards 3.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New camera from the player’s perspective
    • Press “C” to toggle and rotate this new camera
    • Increased threshold speed to stop motion
    • Increased speed on rails
    • Reduced waiting time between shots
    • Wood texture added to the table
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Gems




    Addictive match-three game with gorgeous graphics and a simple interface. Escape for hours with relaxing music and stunning colors as you maneuver gems to match three in a row. Customize by selecting your skill level or background image, and compare your score on baKno’s Top Players list.


    SpacePig for the iPhone and iPod Touch




    SpacePig is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store. The SpacePig in this ported version is controlled by tilting the iPhone, and it jumps by tapping the screen. The top players list is shared among all versions.


    Billiards for the iPhone and iPod Touch




    Billiards is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The only way to get this version is by purchasing it on the App Store. As similar as it can get to the original Billiards, this ported version includes all 5 games, practice and match modes, table color selection, the same physics engine, easy to shot and to select spin, sound effects and narrator.


    Billiards 3.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Game state saved when navigating within tabs
    • Higher shot accuracy
    • Speed/time adjusted
    • Important bug fixes


    Billiards 3.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved Snooker game
    • Now with 15 red balls
    • 8-Ball rules adopted
    • Cheat “N” key to show numbers
    • Shooting line width saved
    • Important bug fixes


    Billiards 3.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game added: Snooker
    • Completing five different games
    • Important bug fixes


    Xplorer 1.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved transition on Hard Mode
    • Important bug fixes


    Billiards 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game added: Straight Pool
    • New and better table colors
    • Diamond guides now on borders
    • baKno logo printed on cloth
    • Jumps off table recognized
    • Important bug fixes


    Product Review about MacPinball in MacFan




    A Thrilling Pinball Game.
    Impressive pinball game with its realistic 3D graphics. All operations such as launching balls, shaking flippers and nudging are concentrated on the arrow keys, and could be played with only one right hand. Realistically equipped with slopes and lamp lanes, it would bring you the sense of speed and refreshment. Supporting one or two person playing.


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" Award on Xplorer




    Softpedia guarantees that Xplorer 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    NEW GAME - Xplorer



    Xplorer is the exciting game where you navigate around the globe searching for hidden objects. Enjoy a series of ten adventures, each with a list of random hidden objects to uncover while you work against the clock.

    Experience amazing sights and photography as you travel around the map to interesting areas of the world. In this treasure hunt-themed game, use the Xplorer's tools to help you discover the most challenging objects. Plan to complete your journey of adventures before time runs out!


    Tico 2.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Local scores table
    • MInor bug fixes


    Kasino 2.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved hands comparison algorithm
    • Important bug fixes


    Snooker 10.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Physics model now avoids stuck balls on pocket corners
    • Important bug fixes


    MacPool 10.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced Settings
    • Now with analog controllers for Sound FX and Narrator volume
    • Improved Instructions
    • With human translation on most of the languages
    • Physics model now avoids stuck balls on pocket corners
    • Chat window was moved from the center to the side
    • Important bug fixes


    SpacePig 2.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Anti-alias effect
    • Smoothes hard edges
    • Improving image quality
    • Automatic updater detection
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" Award on Billiards




    Softpedia guarantees that Billiards 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    NEW GAME - Billiards




    An offline 3D version of MacPool and Carambola (Snooker to be included). Billiards is built upon a 3d engine with more efficient physics calculations, additionally it allows to show balls rotating, and real time shades and glares. This initial version does not come with online gaming yet.


    MacPinball 5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Anti-alias effect
    • Smoothes hard edges
    • Improving image quality
    • Automatic updater detection
    • Minor bug fixes


    Tico 2.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Game Pause added
    • Pause or Resume the game by pressing "P"


    SpacePig 2.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Revised instructions splash
    • New about movie
    • Improved navigation menu
    • Minor bug fixes


    Tico 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Global scores list
    • Post your high score
    • And check your level
    • Instructions splash
    • And a preference to hide or show
    • Minor bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 9.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Reordered graphic layers
    • Notation colors are now under color selectors
    • New divider grid
    • WIth a japanese look
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced Instructions
    • With more topics and links to important resources
    • Invitation notification replaced by a bouncing icon
    • Improved ranking system connectivity
    • Minor bug fixes


    Snooker 10.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved shot resolution
    • Providing more precision
    • And some weird ball behavior fixes
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved shot resolution
    • Providing more precision
    • And some weird ball behavior fixes
    • Enhanced Instructions tab
    • Now includes the ranking table
    • All balls relocation on practice for all games
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" Award on Tico




    Softpedia guarantees that Tico 1.0.0.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


    Kasino 2.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online gaming
    • Enhanced hand recognition
    • Tuned AI engine
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Tico



    Addictive falling blocks game with a unique set of shapes to organize. Tico will give you hours of entertainment.

    Shapes made of blocks drop from the top. As these shapes fall they can be rotated or moved horizontally so that every space at the bottom is filled.


    Snooker 10.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Better organized settings
    • Background music from iTunes
    • Verified user playing as an option
    • Online instructions translation
    • Deferred Mode added
    • Supproting Email, Forum and Facebook
    • Supports game coins
    • An alternative way to pay as you play
    • Minor bug fixes


    Carambola 10.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Better organized settings
    • Background music from iTunes
    • Verified user playing as an option
    • Online instructions translation
    • Deferred Mode added
    • Supproting Email, Forum and Facebook
    • Supports game coins
    • An alternative way to pay as you play
    • Minor bug fixes


    Slide & Stack 9.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Supports game coins
    • An alternative way to pay as you play
    • Minor bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 9.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New styled window shape
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Supports game coins
    • An alternative way to pay as you play
    • New icon and logo
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New intro movie and logo
    • Works on Windows without Quicktime installed
    • Improved system invitation notification
    • Verified preference now saved
    • Minor bug fixes


    Softpedia "100% CLEAN" Award on Kasino




    Softpedia guarantees that Kasino 1.0 is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

    Domino 9.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Better organized settings
    • Supports game coins
    • An alternative way to pay as you play
    • New icon and logo
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 2.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Support for Game Coins
    • License registration now works with delayed internet connections
    • New intro movie
    • New application icon
    • New game logo


    Kasino 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved Online gaming
    • Timer added for each move
    • Game Coins support
    • Minor bug fixes


    Kasino 1.9 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Online gaming (Beta version)
    • Game Coins support
    • Minor bug fixes


    Product Review about SpacePig in Soft32Download




    SpacePig has been tested and has been found by Soft32Download a high quality software product. Also, they were impressed by the cleanliness of our program. According to their classification and to their test results, they decided to grant SpacePig, with a 5/5 Stars Rating Award. This award means that SpacePig is a Premium Software.


    MacPinball 5.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New intro and about movies
    • "Game Over" banner added
    • Now supporting game coins
    • An alternate way to pay as you play
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 10.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved interface
    • New top menu and intro movie
    • Better organized settings
    • Background music from iTunes
    • Music library and MacPool Radio stream
    • Online instructions translation
    • Verified users are now ranked
    • First bakno game to support game coins
    • An alternate way to pay as you play
    • Less transparent shooting line
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Redesigned difficulty levels
    • With lower objects at easier levels
    • Alternate shading as an option
    • More 3D detailed, less cartoonish
    • Intro video added
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 4.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved user interface
    • Flippers can now be controlled with "z" and "/" also
    • Extra information buttons on the About tab
    • Selected table is now saved as a preference
    • Additional personal score added
    • Minor bug fixes


    NEW GAME - Kasino




    Fun and dynamic casino table simulation, with the popular Texas Hold'em as its first game. In this poker game, each player has 2 cards, and all players share 5 common cards, betting in rounds until all cards are dealt and the best hand gets the accumulated bets.

    Take a seat on this table and try to defeat 9 out of 500 different simulated players. A future version (free upgrade) will include an online functionality to play against real people around the world.


    Send a Game as a Gift



    All our game's description page includes now an option to buy the game as a gift. You can use it to send a game license to a remote friend or family, who will receive an email with instructions to download and unlock his/her game.


    SpacePig 1.0.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Offline unlocking now works
    • To play unlimited when you are not online
    • New updating technique for futures upgrades
    • Downloading a lightweight updater file
    • Ten times smaller than the full game
    • Minor bug fixes


    Product Review about SpacePig in ATPM



    "SpacePig isn’t modern or complicated, and it doesn’t require much thought. Sometimes, however, that can be a good thing. If you’re looking for a somewhat silly arcade-style game that’s relaxing rather than frantic, give SpacePig a try."


    MacPool approved as a Facebook application




    MacPool is now also a Facebook application. When you add this Facebook application (with the same name) to your profile, you will be able to play deferred matches with your Facebook friends from within your current MacPool game. Click the logo below to go to the application page and add it to your profile.


    Domino 8.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved game-flow
    • Starting a new game is easier and more intuitive
    • Revised instructions to include this change
    • Control buttons are now colored according to the tiles color
    • Beep warning when dragging the game out of the table
    • Support and Update Information links added to the About tab
    • Some bug fixes including online communications


    MacPinball 4.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New "Stone Table"
    • Completing 5 different tables
    • New updating technique for futures upgrades
    • Downloading a lightweight updater file
    • Ten times smaller than the full game
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool Radio




    Created by Fiveshock and designed by BICHO.


    MacPool 9.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New deferred mode option
    • Play now with your Facebook friends
    • Improved skinning
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 9.1.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved deferred mode
    • Just one notification is sent at the end of the game
    • Navigation to first and last shot added
    • Snooker rules revised
    • First colored ball pocketed goes back to the table
    • Winner is the player with the highest score
    • A tied score at the last ball generates an extra black ball out
    • Minor bug fixes


    Snooker 8.0.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • First colored ball pocketed goes back to the table
    • Winner is the player with the highest score
    • A tied score at the last ball generates an extra black ball out
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 3.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New Crystal Table
    • Streaming music with volume control
    • Trailing ball effect
    • Reflective surface effect
    • Minor bug fixes


    Skinnable MacPool




    Sample skins downloadable from here here.


    MacPool 9.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Robust deferred gaming
    • Back and forward controls added
    • Verified players can now invite other forum users to deferred games
    • Uninterrupted watching mode
    • Snooker rules revised (matching changes on version 8.0.2)
    • System level invitation notification
    • Selectable window color or Skin
    • Skin-able look
    • Important bug fixes


    Snooker 8.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • Free colored ball to pocket right after all red balls
    • Red / Color indicator on the english-dot
    • After a finished match, scores are reset for the next match
    • Minor bug fixes


    SpacePig 1.0.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved camera control
    • Faster and better overlook when flying
    • Dead pig can't fly
    • Some bug fixes


    Color Sudoku 8.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Reset Game button added
    • Custom colors are now saved


    SpacePig 1.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Streamed background music
    • Spaceship life out of the game
    • Show/hide Instructions as an option
    • Score and Pig life meters moved up


    NEW GAME - SpacePig


    baKno is very proud to release SpacePig.

    Our second 3D game about a cartoon pig who lands on the moon and has to pick coins and diamonds by running, turning, jumping and flying all over the moon surface.

    This game comes with streaming background music and several other options to discover while playing. We hope our visitors and current players like SpacePig as much as we do.


    MacPool 9.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Deferred Match Mode
    • To play remotely against any person with an email address
    • Matches are accessed via a simple URL and updated as you play
    • Matches are easy to share using the same URL
    • Several bug fixes


    Product Review about MacPinball in ATPM



    "MacPinball is, overall, a good pinball game, as computer games go. It does a fine job of emulating the essence of the pinball experience, as much as one can expect it to do so on a laptop or desktop computer."


    Product Review about MacPool in Softonic



    "MacPool is an entertaining pool game for Mac. Although the controls are a bit tricky at first, once you get used to it it should prove loads of fun."


    MacPool 8.9 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New full version (full download required)
    • Preferences now saved on the user Preferences folder
    • Online gaming statistics now recorded
    • Verified login for our forum users
    • To help on tournaments organization
    • Text selection on the chat window
    • Snooker rules revised
    • D zone and spot marks added in Snooker
    • Brown and pink balls redesigned in Snooker
    • Important bug fixes

    Snooker 8.0.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker rules revised
    • D zone and spot marks added
    • Brown and pink balls redesigned
    • Important bug fixes


    MacPinball 2.6.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Dynamic shadows on all objects
    • License registration glitches solved
    • Improved performance and responsiveness
    • Paste command now works for easier unlocking
    • Unlock interface is now the same in all our games
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacWorld 2008 in San Francisco






    No need to explain what MacWorld is. We are really impressed by Apple's technology.


    MacPool 8.8 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game added
    • Snooker is now an Add-On like Carambola
    • 14:1 was revised and now ending games behave correctly
    • Several bug fixes

    Snooker 8.0.0.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Snooker Rules revised
    • Now colored balls are back to the table when they are pocketed while there are red balls remaining.


    NEW GAME - Snooker


    baKno is proud to release Snooker.

    This game completes an All Billiards Simulations from baKno. MacPool with the popular American Pool Games, Carambola with the French Billiards Game and Snooker with the popular British Pool Game.

    As well as Carambola is included as an Add-On into MacPool, soon Snooker will be also included as an Add-On into MacPool.


    MacPool 8.7 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game 14:1 added
    • Now you can play 4 different Billiards games within MacPool
    • Minor Bug Fixes


    100 Consecutive Games Marathon




    After our latest MacPool release, two of our most active players decided to give it a full test playing 100 consecutive games in 8 hours. They have founded the exclusive "100G Club". Anyone joining?

    MacPool 8.6.3 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online gaming
    • Fluid shooting and solves important glitches
    • Improved watching mode
    • Now you can invite or get invited while watching an online match
    • Improved invitation mechanics
    • A match is now started when both players invite at the same time
    • Important bug fixes


    MacPinball 2.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Name change to differentiate Widget from Application
    • WIdget is now a lighter version to preview the full game
    • Loophole removed from Wood Pinball
    • Preventing exaggerated scores
    • Fast Ball option added for Pinball pros
    • Minor bug fixes


  • 2007 Events

    MacPool 8.6.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved online gaming protocol
    • Fixing some long reported glitches
    • Hover over flags to know the country
    • Transparent icon shade
    • Important bug fixes


    MacPool 8.6.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Free ball relocation for all balls on practice mode
    • Now you can easily create your trick shots
    • Save them and send to post them in our Best Shots Gallery
    • Next game confirmation for offline matches
    • Manual counter now shows on 3 Balls
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPinball 2.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New table added
    • Now you can play on three different tables
    • Real bouncing effects on flippers
    • Faster response on shooter control
    • Top 100 score aligned
    • Minor bug fixes


    MacPool 8.6 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New game added (unlockeable evaluation)
    • 3 Balls Billiards as an option
    • Now you can play Carambola within MacPool
    • Use your Carambola Key Code to unlock it
    • "About" menu option now works
    • Cleaner ball-in-hand control
    • Important Bug Fixes


    Carambola 8.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Encrypted Online Gaming
    • "About" menu option now works
    • Minor Bug Fixes


    MacPinball 2.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • New table added
    • Even more real bouncing effects
    • Nudge control added
    • Minor Bug Fixes


    MacPinball 1.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Mayor Bug Fixes
    • Ball does not get stuck
    • Ball does not get back into the tunnel
    • More real bouncing effects
    • Table nudge control added
    • Hotkeys to change preferences while playing
    • Preferences are now saved


    NEW GAME - MacPinball


    After countless hours of design and development, baKno is proud to launch our newest game: MacPinball.

    Yes, a Pinball simulation, and also our first 3D game with lots of cool features. This first version only comes with a single table design, but we are already working on more to add to the same game.


    Product Review about Carambola in SVM Mac




    SVM Mac is the most popular Mac magazine in France. They decided to include our Carambola game within their cover CD-Rom, complemented with this great product review.


    Slide & Stack 8.5


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced moves counter
    • New top menu
    • Windows version now runs and looks the same as Mac
    • Improved file organisation on Windows version
    • 7 Segment font not necessary anymore
    • Software License Agreement added to the About tab


    Domino 8.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced scoreboard
    • New top menu
    • Windows version now runs and looks the same as Mac
    • Improved file organisation on Windows version
    • 7 Segment font not necessary anymore
    • Software License Agreement added to the About tab


    Color Sudoku 8.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Timer clock
    • New top menu
    • Windows version now runs and looks the same as Mac
    • Improved file organization on Windows version
    • 7 Segment font not necessary anymore
    • Software License Agreement added to the About tab


    Carambola 8.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Enhanced scoreboard
    • New top menu
    • Windows version now runs and looks the same as Mac
    • Improved file organisation on Windows version
    • 7 Segment font not necessary anymore
    • Software License Agreement added to the About tab


    MacPool 8.5.1 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Continuous Scoring in Offline Match Mode
    • Some bug fixes


    MacPool 8.5 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Random splash animation
    • Enhanced scoreboard
    • New top menu
    • Windows version now runs and looks the same as Mac
    • Improved file organisation on Windows version
    • 7 Segment font not necessary anymore
    • Software License Agreement added to the About tab


    Carambola 7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • Improved unlock and registration
    • Enhanced shooting line
    • Toggles shooting line width, by pressing "L"
    • Saves last shot as a Flash animation
    • Record your best shots and share them


    E for All in Los Angeles







    We attended the new E for All event in Los Angeles Convention Center. This event showcases the latest in video games from the mayor developers.


    MacPool 8.3 Released


    We are very proud of the new feature contained in this version: Shot Saving Capability.

    Now you can save your last shot as a Flash animation, yes, "animation" not movie, and this means that the generated file is very small (60K-80K), so now you are able to record your best shots and share them by email or even post them in webpages because Flash is the standard in web animation.

    This was one of the most demanding developments so far. Flash files are very complex, they don't waste storage space, therefore we were forced to work at bit level in order to generate a Flash compliant file from within MacPool.


    Website Upgrade


    In order to get closer to our community of players and visitors, baKno introduces three new sections to our website.

    Blog: This section captures our weekly happenings and provides information on new games releases and roadmaps.

    Forum: We expect this to be a useful communication tool for our players, a place created by the baKno community for the baKno community.

    Newsletter: A monthly subscription based email to anyone interested in our games. The newsletter is published on the website also.


    MacPool 8.2 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 8 Ball rules revisions
    • Saves game preferences
    • Encrypted communications
    • To prevent the scattered balls problem
    • Toggle shooting line width pressing "L"
    • Bug fixes and gameflow revisions


    Domino 7.0 Released


    What’s New in this Version
    • 4 Players Online Mode
    • Now you can play couples
    • Evaluation moves doubled from 10 to 20
    • Scoreboard added on the chat window
    • Bigger table mode added also
    • Bug fixes and gameflow revisions


    baKno starts real business operations


    After 2 years of midnight development, Andres Martinez decides to become an "Indie Game Developer".

    Now baKno has its founder working full time, developing more games and functionality for our players.


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