Build Once Deploy Everywhere But BlackBerry

Over the past few years, I have been actively developing games (and app prototypes) with Unity.  For those who don’t know, Unity is probably the most used game engine by Indie developers. While using Unity, I have been seeing two version number increases over the past years, from 3.x to 5.x. Over all the years, Unity has been adding more and more platforms to its range, including BlackBerry 10. Many Games that you can download in BlackBerry App World today are made with Unity, including some of the most popular games like Breakfast Saga by Marco Gallo or even the Continue reading Build Once Deploy Everywhere But BlackBerry

Zombie Crossing – game review

Time for another silly game review. Whether it is my review that is silly or the game is, will be determmined by the reader. Back in the 1980’s arcades (that place in the mall that you would go to in order to play games) had several games that had a simple premis, but would draw you in for hours just to do a very basic task. One of these games was Frogger. All you had to do was get the frog to hop across the road, grass and river to the other side. Occasionally you would guide the frog to Continue reading Zombie Crossing – game review

Cascades animations in games

This article is a follow-up of How to use Cascades built-in animations Animations are perfect for simple games, so let’s create one right now. The game we’ll be building is called ‘No Fly Zone’ and consist of a fly flying around the screen that we need to kill. First, we’ll need a fly image, so I’ve found this one from http://www.openclipart.org :   We’ll separate this image in two parts : the body and wings. Save those 2 images in ‘assets/images/’ folder (you’ll need to create ‘images’ folder). To make the wings flap, we’ll put both images on top of each other Continue reading Cascades animations in games

CubiX Review

As a member of an app developer group, you have the opportunity to hear of an app that you might not find looking in an app store. I usually try to help test the apps from the Baby Steps: BB Dev group before they get to the app world, but I didn’t have the time during this app’s development. Now that it is launched, I took the time to download it and give it a look. CubiX is a side scrolling time touch game. In other words, a game that requires the user to touch the screen at the right Continue reading CubiX Review

Fly FLy Up Testing and Review

As part of being a developer you end up spending some time in developer forums. Usually those forums are part of the official site for the development tool or application. But, sometimes you end up in a fan forum that happens to have a developer forum of its own, like the one on CrackBerry.com. And sometimes when you want to find an active group of new developers, you end up in a BBM Group for new developers called Baby Steps: BB Dev. Well, that’s where I found myself when a user named Tom asked for some help. Tom was dipping Continue reading Fly FLy Up Testing and Review