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App Game Kit

jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
Hope this is OK with GS--It looks like there's going to be another (possible) competitor with GS.

Sorry if it's old news--just throwing it out there, in case it was of interest:

"Development of apps across different platforms is complex and time consuming. The Game Creators will be releasing the App Game Kit in early 2011 to provide a truly frictionless cross platform solution, removing the need to learn complex APIs.

Developers simply code their game once through a friendly IDE and instantly deploy it across their most popular app platforms.

Write once, deploy everywhere architecture
Powerful and easy to use commands
Fast 2D game engine native to each platform
Screen resolution independent
Built-in physics for the best in game dynamics
Input device agnostic
Access to full source code
Extensive on-line documentation
Free to try"


From AppGameKit.com.

Interestingly, I don't know how this can really compete with GS, since developers would be coding, instead of drag and dropping. However, the ability to deploy on multiple platforms could be helpful.

Comments

  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    Cross platforming is coming soon for GameSalad.

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    Really? I didn't know that. What platforms are coming?
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    I think it's just going to be Android for now, coming in the Fall… http://gamesalad.com/corporate/roadmap/

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    Awesome!
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    There are several code based cross platform SDK's This is nothing new just a different company. GameSalad is a totally different Market because or drag and drop.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,869Member
    SlickZero said:
    I think it's just going to be Android for now, coming in the Fall… http://gamesalad.com/corporate/roadmap/

    I shoud perhaps stop telling people not to buy an Android phone then ;)
  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    LudwigHeijden said:
    I shoud perhaps stop telling people not to buy an Android phone then ;)

    Haha, no, I think your instincts are right on that point.
  • jb15jb15 Posts: 602Member
    C'mon--I kinda prefer android--it'll be a welcome update, at least for me.

    At any rate, even if people prefer one, it's nice to have options. Especially with all the android tablets coming out.
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