Max Gaming is running a kickstarter campaign to fund the port of the Torque2D MIT game engine to Android. Multi-platform support is more and more a requirement these days, especially for a 2D engine geared at developing casual indie games.
Max Gaming pledged also that they will work on the Linux version of this engine. That isn’t such a bad idea, as Android is in its core Linux-based, so both systems should be similar in their core.
Have a look at the Kickstarter campaign, pledge generously and get your friends to do as well! There is still a long way to go.
Big News : Kinepolis, the market leader in Belgian movie theaters, launches an Android App. Ter Zake, a major news program on television even made it a big item. It seems companies in Belgium slowly start to realise that other smartphone platforms exist next to the iPhone.
I think it’s sad that this generates as much buzz as it did. I can’t remember any iPhone app launch meriting a mention in a prime-time news programme. It demonstrates clearly that the iPhone is for most people synonym with smartphones, and that other platforms are considered a quaint rarity.
Let’s hope that the current trend continues, and that the belgian Android ecosystem finally starts developing.