About Gypsy King Software:|
Gypsy King Software, the dream child of Irish-Italian gypsy Sharon Delarose, produces shareware for the Macintosh and Windows. Our games often feature gypsies and fortune tellers, the most noted being Madame Murghi who currently resides in Poker Dice.
Snuggled around our feet are the company mascots Dakota and Sierra. We rescued Dakota from the dog pound and she turned our world upside down, spurring us to write a book about her. Sierra is also a dog pound rescue. We affectionately call her Roxanne for the way she likes to sit.
For those of you who remember Gypsy Rose, she passed away in 2009 at fifteen years old. She was a grand lady and we miss her.
Launched in 1998, we sent our first creation, Fortune Puzzles, out unto the world. That began our quest to carve our initials into the shareware industry. Since then, our games have received high marks from ChezMark, a well-known Mac reviewer, Mac Tucows download site, and have been included on MacWorld CD's in the US and the UK. Our games have been listed on sites all over the world, including Japan and several European countries. We're not the best known shareware company yet, but we're climbing the ladder toward companies such as Spiderweb Software, who is our greatest inspiration. We hope to follow in Jeff Vogel's footsteps.
In July 2003, we launched the first of our Windows games, Blackjack Gold and 5k Poker Dice. Thanks to my fella, Barry, who provided the necessary Windows resources and morale support, I can now create goodies for Mac PPC, Mac OSX and Windows. I am very excited about the possibilities.
The next new game we will be releasing is an RPG. We've completed Phase I. We built a program to define the terrain, monsters, characters, items, let us draw the maps (the game will have a total map area of 600 twenty one inch monitors - you will NOT need a huge monitor to run the game, this is just to give you an idea of how big it will be), and let us create puzzles, with built in error checking. Phase I did not actually create, but built a creator. Phase I also covered the creation of all the tile graphics.
Phase II is to write the code that runs the game, and create the game windows. Phase I and II won't need to be done again for future adventure games. Once complete, Phase III will be the only Phase required to create a new game. Phase III includes setting up the puzzles, and specifics of each game. Phase II is going well. And we are happy :-)
We have several Sidekicks planned for Blackjack Gold. Sidekicks are plugins that add functionality, or pizazz, to the game. We will grow Blackjack Gold thru several planned updates and Sidekicks. We invite feature requests and suggestions, as our players will help shape the future growth of the game.
Gypsy King Software is a one-gal entity, one gal does the brainstorming, writes the code, creates the graphics, and sends them out unto the world. We have several friends and colleagues who contribute voices. We know a lot of interesting people thru our travels across the U.S., including fortune tellers and blackjack dealers. We've traveled from New York to California, Florida to the Midwest, living here and there as our gypsy blood took us, finally settling in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984.
May your journeys be happy ones, and may the light and laughter of loved ones surround you.
Gypsy King Software
About Gypsy King Software:
Gypsy King Software, the dream child of Irish-Italian gypsy Sharon Delarose, produces shareware games for the Macintosh and Windows. Our shareware games often feature gypsies and fortune tellers, the most noted being Madame Murghi who currently resides in Poker Dice. Snuggled around our feet is the company mascot Dakota, who spurred us to write many a dog tale. We rescued her from the dog pound and she turned our world upside down.