Box2D for Flash Games – Book Review

Box2D is a highly popular physics engine. Its popularity lies not only in it being a free open source engine, but also because it has many features to produce realistic physics effects in games. It has also been used...

The story of Adobe AIR and game development

Will Flash ever be able to get rid of it’s tag of being a quick prototype and animation tool? In India where we have a large developer base working on small games and animations for the web, the stereotype...

Store Wars for the Game of Phones

Apple iTunes and Google Play together dominate consumer attention for application downloads. But when pitted against each other, they can get quite competitive! Stats say, Japan is amongst the top 3 countries for app download and revenue on both the...

Reasons not to play a game on mobiles

I was looking at my devices today and tried understanding my game playing behaviour. Out of the devices I use, my iOS device has more games than any other device. Next comes the Android and Symbian devices where I...

Flash vs Unity vs HTML5 at Nasscom GDC

The Nasscom GDC 2011 ended in Pune yesterday making it one of the well attended events in India. Since we don’t have many conferences like these happening here, it was great seeing this one unfold connecting the Indian gaming...

PhoneGap Framework for Mobiles

I recently spent some time studying the PhoneGap framework with the purpose of creating content for Android devices. PhoneGap is an Open Source Mobile Framework that allows developers to author native applications with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript...

Adobe AIR 2.6 for Android

Adobe recently announced the availability of Adobe AIR 2.6 for Android smartphones and tablets. AIR 2.6 for Android adds support for Android 3.0 and the latest Android tablet devices, including the Motorola Xoom, as well as improvements to performance...

Getting back to Blogging

I’ve been away from blogging for a very long time. Partially because I’ve been working on Flash based client projects, all of which fall under NDA and cannot be discussed. I was also involved in some interesting game development...

FITC Mobile 2010

I’ve been reading about the FITC Mobile Conference recently, and am glad to know that it is back in it’s second year in Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled to be held between 16th-18th September this year. FITC is slated as...

Android 1.6 SDK released

The Google Android team recently released the 1.6 version of their SDK which has added features for both users and developers. Some of the new platform features for developers include a multi-lingual text-to-speech functionality, a new gesture framework, support...

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