Take Supersonic by Kuuasema. For $2.99, this game is a steal! Beyond epic game reviews, the game is simple, fun and quite engaging and the music helps! To steal a sample of the game play, I had to do a bit of juggling between my Playbook and Blackberry Curve to capture some of my game play.
What makes this especially cool is that the game company is from Finland! As Co-Founder for MobileMonday Toronto (www.mobilemondaytoronto.com and @momotoronto), I am fond of my Finnish mates that started the great open-source mobile industry movement that has taken the world by storm - now with 100+ chapters worldwide.
Kudos to some additional Finnish friends at Kuuasema for this great game — I’ll be seeking out more of your titles! ;-)
As a long-time gamer, this game brought back memories of the old coin-op Tempest game - a pure classic. Don’t know Tempest? Here’s a snapshot.
Not entirely the same game concept but similar. Supersonic, however, is much faster and far more hypnotic thanks to the music.
Here are some sample screenshots from the game:
And herein lies my point to all of this. You don’t need big name developers to deliver ALLthe fun. There is a bounty of small-time developers that have CHOSEN app developer for the Playbook to a loyal and dedicated user base.
All of this reminds me of the grassroots community of shareware developers that essentially kept Apple alive (Macintosh) during the post-Jobs-1 dark years.
Please: No comments about terrible game play. :-)
There’s plenty of hope for BB10 and a RIM revival in terms of support for apps and key development on the newer smartphones and Playbooks?
Do I think RIM has a shooting chance to make for a perfect rebirth? I really think so. The Playbook is a great device and this kind of long-tail content can’t be ignored.
Just imagine what will be available in Q1, 2013?
- Why one game developer loves the BlackBerry PlayBook (devblog.blackberry.com)
- Critter Escape Hits App World for the PlayBook! (Union) (berryreview.com)
- It’s basketball time and it’s free - Hoops for the BlackBerry PlayBook (crackberry.com)
The media had a
field slow day yesterday so they opted to keep harping on the same old boring drumbeat. But we have good people at Research in Motion fighting the good fight. Until then, we’ll let them speak and build their “Klout”. ;-)
And so on, and so on. Now onto more serious stuff.
My good friend, Volker Hirsch (Director, Global Head of Business Development - Games), is a likeable, tall, well-spoken international man (Where in the World is
Carmen Sandiego Volker Hirsch?) has his own view on games. Here’s the slideshare presentation. Volker, oddly your name “Volker” gets auto-corrected to “Revolver” — Volker (aka Revolver) Hirsch. It’s in the game! LOL Great presentation mate!
Looking forward to new devices, a new U/X and tons of games. I almost have too many of them on other devices. :-)