Hot Death

Hot Death

Hot Death is a variation of the classic card game, Uno.

This is a labor of love for me, as I have enjoyed the original Hot Death Uno for many years. I wish I had more specifics about who invented it, but I first saw it in electronic form in the mid 90s, as a Visual Basic application for Windows. I ported it to Pocket PC in the early 2000s, and now it is here for Android.

This program is released as an open source project under the GPL.  Get the source at github: https://github.com/jpriebe/hotdeath

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13 Comments

  1. A recent update seems to have killed the ability to Pass after picking up a card. Why? I enjoyed this feature.

  2. I’ve made my own decks of this game since the late ’90’s. We love playing it. Can you please see about doing a multiplayer game for iOS? Thanks!

  3. Please update the app for the newer versions of Android! Right now it is impossible to access the menu 🙁

    1. I’m assuming that you’re using a Samsung (maybe an S7?). They don’t use the “soft” buttons on them. On phones with soft buttons, a “three dot” menu icon be added to the button bar, so you can still get to the menu. On my S7, I found that you can get to the menu by long-pressing the back button. Not exactly obvious, I realize, but at least there’s something you can do.

      1. Hi, there used to be this workaround, but at a certain point, after an Android version update, it also stopped working. Please please please, update HD! This is one of the best games ever! I think we fans deserve this.
        Thanks!

  4. I was playing a game and was ejected along with another player and the two remaining players are in a never ending loop with the same cards over and over. Hot Death/virus/delayed blast/draw4/holy defender/retailation/delayed blast. Over and over. What are the odds that happened…interesting

  5. The opponents don’t play the eye as soon as possible (as it’s the worst card in whole game)
    And sometimes, imagine that I have the MAD card, and is my only Yellow card and only number 1 card (and no special cards) – the game let me draw one card but forces me to play the MAD instead of passing…
    Other things are great, just put the option to put our name and opponents name 🙂

  6. And… If the hand ends up with 3 players quitted, all players get twice the score of hand instead of once :/

  7. It’s not available on Google Play Store any longer! Why? I have MAJOR addiction to this game! Any way to install otherwise? Maybe a APK file?

  8. A workaround for some devices including the Xaiomi Mi Mix 2s not being able to access the menu, go to your button and gesture shortcuts and assign menu as long press of the BACK button, assigning it long press of the menu button causes the app to act up with Android 9.

  9. Thank you for releasing this awesome piece of software as free software under the GPL!

    Is there a way to get the source code for the Android platform? Not only am I curious how it is coded, but it would be fun to fiddle with as well.

    Again, thank you very much. The game is fun, intuitive to use and is very configurable compared to many other games.

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