BlackBerry Apps

More top brand apps and games coming to the BlackBerry 10 platform!

BlackBerry Apps

BBM on the desktop gets a BlackBerry Jam Asia demo

BlackBerry Apps

Sina Weibo to launch native app for BlackBerry 10

Editorial

BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 preview - Z30, OS 10.2, and BBM for iOS and Android

Developers

Qualified developers at BlackBerry Jam Asia to receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C device

Developers

Registration for BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 now open

News & Rumors

BlackBerry Jam heading to Hong Kong and Barcelona!

BlackBerry Apps

It's swamp racing time as Shine Runner comes to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Where's My Perry? now available for BlackBerry 10 devices

BlackBerry Apps

FlyCraft gets updated for BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook - More features for Herbie

BlackBerry Apps

Fancy some retro style space combat and for free? Check out Pew Pew for Blackberry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Tennis in the Face is served up to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Jump Birdy Jump comes to BlackBerry 10 - A must have game

News & Rumors

He's a cheeky fella - Pop Corny comes to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Games

Games app in BlackBerry 10 helps you find new distractions and 1-UP the competition

News & Rumors

Want glorious graphics and amazing gameplay? Check out Chimpact for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Games

Eufloria HD brings beautiful, abstract strategy to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Battle your way through space with Alpha Zero for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Time for some bowling with a twist. It's 10 Pin Shuffle Bowling for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Fly Cargo comes to BlackBerry 10 and with a free version to wet your appetite

< >

Realm of Elysium bringing slick turn-based tile gaming to BlackBerry 10

By Simon Sage on 3 Dec 2012 01:50 pm EST
2
loading...
23
loading...
60
loading...

At BlackBerry Jam Asia, we scoped out an upcoming BB10 game built with HTML5 called Realm of Elysium. It was yet another finalist in the JamHack Asia competition which CrackBerry was happy to help judge. Though the mechanics are basically identical to Battleship, Realm of Elysium shines with rich, beautifully textured graphics.

During set-up, players place collections of runes representing various heroes on a grid. Once their allotment is down, they take turns picking squares where they think enemy runes are placed, leaving hit or miss markers behind. Each player gets a notification on their device when it's their move. The first one to wipe out the opponent's runes wins.

BBM connectivity will be implemented shortly for much-needed mid-game trash talk, and we can expect in-app purchases for new board and piece sets. Fancier game mechanics, such as spells that attack multiple squares at once, are also in the works. The devs hope to have Realm of Elysium ready for the BlackBerry 10 launch this January and will be pricing it at $0.99. I'm a huge fan of the subtle graphical touches, like changing the board based on time of day, plus I'm interested in seeing how they tweak the classic Battleship formula. Any takers? 

7 comments

Reader comments

Realm of Elysium bringing slick turn-based tile gaming to BlackBerry 10

7 Comments
Sort by Rating

Seems like MineSweeper. On that note: I would be nice if it gave you the same hints on a MISS indicating how many targets, if any, are near by.