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SketchParty TV 4.5.3

  • Fixes an outlined text rendering issue.
  • Shake to erase.
  • Bug fixes and performance optimizations.

SketchParty TV 4.3.6

  • Fixed crash with reordering players on iPhone X-class devices.
  • Improved display of setup instructions screen (English).
  • Improved display of certain modal views.

SketchParty TV 4.3.5

  • Prevent crash during drawing.

SketchParty TV 4.3.4

  • Prevent rare crash when setting external screen's current mode to preferred mode if not an available mode.
  • Small change to improve drawing communications under-the-hood.
  • Disable delaying content touches on main menu scroll view.
  • Improve background image fitting on initial screens.

SketchParty TV 4.3.3

  • Fixed a crash when using a custom word list with a relatively small number of words.

SketchParty TV 4.3.2

  • Support for iPad Pro 11".
  • Support for iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd generation).

SketchParty TV 4.3.1

  • Improved drawing accuracy for iPhone SE.
  • Improved compatibility check.
  • Improved layout for iPhone X.

SketchParty TV 4.3.0

  • New Word List Pack: Movies! Includes two word lists: kid-friendly movies and PG-13+ movies.
  • New Feature: text-to-speech for correct answers (English-only). Great for ESL teachers.
  • Fixed several layout issues.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where the color picker would reset its scroll position after choosing a different color. Finally!
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

SketchParty TV 4.2.1

  • Fixed a bug with editing Player names.
  • Fixed a crash with displaying alerts.
  • Fixed a rare crash with updating team info.
  • Update word list selection when dismissing Choose Word List screen via Close button.
  • Improved connection prompt routine.

SketchParty TV 4.2.0

  • NEW! Edit your team name. (You can even use emoji!)

SketchParty TV 4.1.7

  • Fixed a crash when attempting to save game images to Photos.

SketchParty TV 4.1.5

  • Fixed a crash when attempting simultaneous connections from multiple devices.
  • Restored the game icon.

SketchParty TV 4.1.4

  • Fixed an issue with pasting text to the Word List Editor.
  • Progress dots are now semi-transparent so as not to obscure the drawings.
  • Updated icon with a festive hat.

SketchParty TV 4.1.0

  • Dark Mode! - enabled by switching to Dark Mode on tvOS 10. Simple say "Switch to Dark Mode" on the Siri remote to enable.
  • Various bug fixes, including the drawing size being initially too small on the TV.

SketchParty TV 4.0.1

  • Fixed an issue with AirPlay Mirroring (screen rotating briefly when pressing Got It! or Pass!)
  • Fixed issues with text sizing in TV UI header
  • Other minor bug fixes.

SketchParty TV 4.0.0

  • A fresh yet familiar new look. Originally SketchParty was designed for iOS 5, and I’ve polished and modernized the game's UI for iOS 9 and beyond.
  • Completely overhauled Team Setup screen. (With at-a-glance game and word list settings on iPad).
  • Drag-and-drop to reorder players. And move players between teams.
  • A redesigned drawing canvas screen.
  • An improved scoring system with Time Bonuses. Extra points awarded for speed!
  • Apple Pencil support! With iPad Pro (either model) and Pencil, now you can vary line width by applying pressure.
  • Many more bug fixes and improvements.
  • After four years on the App Store, I think this is by far the best version yet. SketchParty TV is made with love and care in Ohio by Matt Braun. I do it for you. And I sincerely hope you like this update.

SketchParty TV 3.1.3

  • Major improvements to network connection to native app. The previous version had a bad bug, but it's been squished. You'll need to update the TV app, too.
  • Added Norwegian UI and word list translation. Thanks to Vetle Økland!
  • Changed text from "Join Game" to "Connect" in order to be clearer.
  • Previously: fixed issues with repeating words and creating custom word lists.
  • Please consider rating SketchParty TV, especially if you enjoy it; it means a lot and really helps others find it. Thanks!

SketchParty TV 3.1.0

  • Added 20 Game Center achievements! Just for playing the game SketchParty TV will tell you how great you are, and you’ll get achievements like: "Night Owls - Play the game after midnight” and “Auld Lang Syne - Play the game on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day”, and more.
  • Added more than 50 new words to the default word list.
  • Added a hopefully unobtrusive ratings prompt that never shows on app launch, because that kind of ratings prompt is the worst. But seriously, please rate and review SketchParty TV if you enjoyed playing it, it makes a world of difference in motivation and helping others discover it.
  • Added note to instructions about this being a pass-and-play game.
  • Fixed a bug with repeat words.
  • Known issue: Creating word lists has a bug. Avoid editing word lists until the next update.

SketchParty TV 3.0.5

  • Improved TV disconnection handling.
  • More German localization corrections.
  • Fixed a bug with rotation of AirPlay screen on iOS 8.
  • Minor bug fixes.

SketchParty TV 3.0.4

  • Fixed layout issues for iPad Pro.
  • Improved sizing of word in header when reviewing past games.
  • Improved German word list (thank you Christoph!).
  • Improved German localization for UI.
  • Removed promo ad for MASH.

SketchParty TV 3.0.3

  • Adds support for the new Apple TV! Get "SketchParty TV" on the Apple TV App Store.
  • Fixed a rare crashing issue with editing player names.
  • Fixed a rare crash with displaying alerts.
  • Fixed issue with sizing of team score widget on Past Game > TV Stats.

SketchParty TV 3.0.1

  • Adds support for the new Apple TV! Get "SketchParty TV" on the Apple TV App Store.
  • Fixed a bug with returning to the Main Menu from the Teams screen.
  • Fixed issues with display of a couple buttons.
  • Improved main menu layout, added fade effect to top and bottom of menu.
  • ICYMI: Emoji word list!

SketchParty TV 2.2.2

  • Added Emoji word list: Draw your best interpretations of both popular and obscure Emoji, and see if your team can guess them. Includes an update to display the embedded English description for each Emoji character in parentheses. (It's up to the players how close to the actual description guessers need to get.)
  • Font update to Got It/Pass alert view.
  • Note: support for iOS 7 will be removed in a future update. (iOS 7 is still supported for the time being.)

SketchParty TV 2.2.1

  • Now TV displays the teams and highlights current player at beginning of each round.
  • Fixed an intermittent crash when drawing.
  • Eliminated some issues with simultaneously pressing multiple buttons.
  • Fixed a bug with score adjustment screen.
  • Fixed a bug with updating custom word list titles
  • Removed IAP for creating custom word lists

SketchParty TV 2.2

  • Improved past game review. Added a simple stats tray to the drawing review screen.
  • Game win fanfare! New sound effects and team colored confetti animation when the game is won. (And in event of a tie, both teams get confetti.)
  • Per player brush size and color. No more drawing with the brush the previous player set.
  • Added crash reporting. In an effort to continue to improve SketchParty TV, I’ve added a crash reporting tool. If you experience a crash, please opt to send the crash report the next time you launch the app so I can catch those pesky bugs.
  • Speaking of which, I fixed some bugs and made some performance improvements.

SketchParty TV 2.1.1

  • More translations: French, German, Italian.
  • Fixed a bug with Play Again functionality.
  • Improved UI layout.
  • Reduced size of Past Games on disk.

SketchParty TV 2.1.0

  • New word list, Sports, with 250 terms and idioms.
  • Now shows team and player info on TV on Pause screen. Especially handy if you forget who your teammates are!
  • Fixed page size scrolling issue in Game Review screen.
  • Added "TV" cutout to watermark on Past Games screen. It's the small things.
  • Fixed scrolling issue when editing word list title on newer iPhones.
  • Added "Play the Game" button to Past Games screen.
  • Fixed a bug with Pause button becoming disabled on subsequent plays.

SketchParty TV 2.0.0

  • New drawing engine! Brush stroke size is now determined by drawing speed. Move your finger slowly to get a finer line, and fast to get a thicker line.
  • New word list, “A Bit of Everything”, with more than 200 new words!
  • Design updates and an improved layout on 1024x768, 720p, and 1080p external displays.
  • Improved Custom Word List Editor.
  • Universal. Updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Runs on both iOS 7 and iOS 8.

SketchParty TV 1.5.0

  • Fixed custom word list editor scrolling. Scrolls to correct position when beginning to edit.
  • Background music respects whether other music is playing. Automatically toggles between playing your own music and the SketchParty background music.
  • Improved display fit on TV and LCD monitors.
  • Logo animation displays on options, choose word list, and other screens' secondary display.
  • Options screen layout improvements.
  • Added "Rate SketchParty on the App Store" button to Options screen. If you like the updates, please let me know; it really helps!

SketchParty TV 1.4.8

  • Fixed a bug with adjusting scores during gameplay.
  • Fixed a bug where some drawings weren't showing the "review" screen.
  • Pass turns using a long-press on the "Pass" button (was a triple-tap before).
  • Changed the way audio effects play when tapping buttons (now play on TV instead of device)
  • Some visual updates, performance improvements.
  • Draw word text position bug fixed.
  • Some auto layout bug fixes.
  • Nav bar button improvements.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.

SketchParty TV 1.4.7

  • New Summer Words word pack (Free!)
  • Translated Options screen
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

SketchParty TV 1.4.6

  • Added Spanish and Portuguese localizations for the UI.
  • Fixed an infrequent crash.
  • Bugs with Play Again and repeating words fixed.

SketchParty TV 1.4.4

  • Added more words to the standard list.
  • Fixed issue with black screen(s).

SketchParty TV 1.4.3

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

SketchParty TV 1.4.2

  • Change game options and choose word list from the Team setup screen.
  • Double the number of words in Kids word list.
  • Two new word lists (Free!).
  • Adjust score from Pause menu (Hit "Got It!" inadvertently? No problem!)
  • Words are now shuffled before each game (lowers chance of repeating words across multiple games.)
  • Shows last word at end of round or game.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Increased spacing between Got It and Pass buttons (iPad).
  • Fixed a graphics bug on iPhone.
  • Additional bug fixes to Play Again functionality.

SketchParty TV 1.4.1

  • Bug fix for "Play Again" functionality

SketchParty TV 1.4.0

  • Improved UI for iOS 7.
  • New icon for iOS 7.
  • Custom word lists - create your own, great for the classroom. (Unlockable feature via IAP.)
  • New word list: Winter Words (included with purchase of Custom word list unlock).
  • Displays smaller than 720p are now supported. Now you can use a standard def TV or projector.
  • Fixed bug with opening Control Center in iOS 7 during gameplay.
  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements.

SketchParty TV 1.3.1

  • Bug fixes for layout and gameplay.
  • Reduced download size.
  • New countdown audio.
  • Triple-tap Pass! button to end turn early.
  • Tap page curl to clear current page.

SketchParty TV 1.3.0

  • Alleviates effects of the repeating words bug. SketchParty now does a better job of ensuring unique words over the course of a game and across multiple games.
  • Adds more words and new word lists, including a language pack for the standard word list. Standard word list has been translated to Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Select the word list you'd like to use from the Choose Word list screen. And more word lists are on the way!
  • Accidentally leaving the app no longer causes errors with current game. When passing the device to another player, sometimes the Home button would be hit inadvertently, causing the app to close. Re-opening the app now behaves as expected.
  • Interface improvements. More polish has been applied throughout the app.
  • More reliable countdown timer.
  • Share drawings with email, Twitter, Facebook, and save to camera roll.
  • Fixes background music toggle bug.
  • Requires iOS 6 (or later)

SketchParty TV 1.2.0

  • SketchParty TV is now Universal! Runs on iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4S, 5, and the new 5th generation iPod touch.
  • More words to draw.
  • Performance enhancements, minor bug fixes.

SketchParty TV 1.1.0

  • New music and sound effects.
  • Kids Mode (in Options screen) with easy words.
  • Less chance for repeat words across multiple games.
  • Clear past games from Options screen.
  • Bug fixes, performance improvements.
  • User interface improvements.

SketchParty TV 1.0.0

  • SketchParty TV first release!

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