[CLOSED] AppleVis Birthday Giveaway: Spoken21

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It’s the week of the 5th Birthday of AppleVis, and this giveaway comes from the great developer behind Spoken Games.

The prize

Enter for a chance to win one of 10 promo codes for Spoken21. This iOS game usually sells for US$0.99.

About Spoken21

Spoken21 is an audio blackjack game with casino, shuffling, and game sounds. Standard blackjack rules apply. The game uses four screen buttons. Each one occupying one-quarter of the screen. The upper left bets, the upper right deals the cards, the lower left hits, and the lower right stands. A flick down gesture also hits and a swipe left/right will stand.

All cards played are shown and spoken. A running balance is kept and the high score is saved. Double down may be made on any two cards and gives one additional card while doubling the current bet. Bets of $1, $5, $25, and $100 are allowed.

Surrender is permitted using the upper right button when the dealer shows 9-Ace and loses one-half your bet. An insurance bet of one-half the current bet can be made using the upper left button when the dealer's up card is an Ace. This game uses one deck and shuffles after every hand. The splitting pairs is not allowed.

The app is completely accessible with self-contained speech, sounds, and descriptions. Spoken21 is an entertaining and challenging card game for all.

Visit the Spoken21 page on the App Store for more information

How to enter the Spoken21 Giveaway

Simply send an email to [CLOSED] with "Spoken21" in the subject line.

Important notes

  1. Please make sure that you enter the requested subject line in your email. We have lots of giveaways this week, so cannot guarantee that your name will go into the draw to win this prize if you do not do this.
  2. The deadline for entries is 23:59 PST on Sunday, 2 August 2015. Entries received after this will not be entered into the draw.
  3. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email during the week commencing 3 August 2015.
  4. As always, our usual competition rules apply.



Submitted by Toonhead on Monday, July 27, 2015

When this game starts, it says there are 4 invisible buttons. I've tapped the top left part of the screen several times, but can not place a bet for the life of me. I've even tried with VoiceOver both enabled, and disabled. Just for context, I'm holding my iPhone 6 with the home button facing down, and the lock screen button is on the right side, and the volume up and down, and mute buttons are on the left side of the phone. So, how are you even supposed to place a bet?

The buttons cover the entire screen. So the top left button is not really the top where the status bar is but just try the upper half on the left side. Also it may be locked when the instructions are given. To stop the speech use two fingers and tap the screen once. I apologize for the difficulty you have had. Please continue to let me know how you are getting along with the game. Also I would mention that this is a single one finger tap.

Thanks so much for trying the game.


Submitted by nmpettus on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In reply to by nmpettus

An update to Spoken 21 has been submitted to the AppStore. It should show up in a week. This update adds Game Center, Leaderboard, and achievements to the game.

Submitted by Toonhead on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Your explanation made total sense, this game is awesome. I look forward to the update when it comes out. Nice game ya got there.