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plungeint
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-10-2012
My Device: PlayBook

Porting an iOS game to Playbook, please recommendations!

Hi there,

 

I'm a game developer. In my company I've created games on iOS, AIR, WP7, Android and HTML5. But I'm super new to BB, so I'm here to ask for help :-).

 

I have a game made with Cocos2D on Objective C for iPad, and would like to port it to PlayBook. I've seen that PB supports many programming languages:

 

  • JAVA
  • Android Runtime
  • AIR
  • HTML5
  • Native

Could you recommend me what would be the best option considering I want to port the game from Objective-C to PlayBook?

 

Thanks.

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Innovatology
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course

Re: Porting an iOS game to Playbook, please recommendations!

I would imagine NDK C++ is your best bet, as it is closest to Objective C and Cocos2D has been ported to it:

 

https://github.com/blackberry/Cocos2D-X

http://www.cocos2d-x.org/news/48

 

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New Developer
plungeint
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-10-2012
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Porting an iOS game to Playbook, please recommendations!

many thanks for the advise! I've some problems deploying the Cocos2D example to the simulator (I do not have the same problem on the standard example based on OpenGL ES). But I'll ask about this at the cocos2d-x forum, I guess that must be the right place :-)

 

cheers

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Innovatology
Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course

Re: Porting an iOS game to Playbook, please recommendations!

Yep, also:

 

The NDK forum here:

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-SDK-for-BlackBerry-Tablet/bd-p/native_sdk

 

or the Open Source forum here:

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/General-Open-Source-Topics/bd-p/gost

 

Files & Folders, the unified file & cloud manager for PlayBook and BB10 with SkyDrive, SugarSync, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Docs. Free 3-day trial! - Jon Webb - Innovatology - Utrecht, Netherlands