Marmalade brings Monkube's comic book space adventure '6th Planet' to the BlackBerry PlayBook

6th Planet
By Bla1ze on 17 Jan 2013 07:21 am EST

If you're like me and fancy some comic book styled games, you'll certainly want to check out 6th Planet from Monkube. Having been brought to BlackBerry World thanks to Marmalade, 6th Planet is a visually stunning epic to sit down and play. If you're not familiar with the game, the goal is to guide your space pod from one side of the planet to the other side. Sounds fairly easy but I assure you, it's not as you're only given limited ways to achieve your mission.

6th Planet tells the story of a near future, where the planet Saturn suddenly changes into a possible place for humans to live. To find out what is going on, a monkey is sent into space. This is the beginning of a series of events that will determine mankind's future.

The comic story, in between the levels, consists of a total of 188 screens, which is two comic books worth of images. The story is co-written and drawn by the studio that's responsible for the Oscar nominated animation films The Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells. Screens are colored by Raymund Lee, famous for his work on Marvel's Wolverine series.

In total, story mode contains 50 levels, divided across 7 worlds. In other words, there is hours of gameplay and Monkube will be adding more content as time goes on. Right now, 6th Planet is available in BlackBerry World for only $0.99 which, in my personal opinion is a steal.

If you're into hard core action, you'll want to avoid it but if you're into a casual sit down on your couch and lose a few hours of your life gamer this fits the bill. You can dig the trailer below or just skip on over to BlackBerry World and grab the download now.

Download / More info about 6th Planert for the PlayBoook

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Marmalade brings Monkube's comic book space adventure '6th Planet' to the BlackBerry PlayBook


Bought this earlier this morning. Nice little game. Casual gameplay with simple controls. You simply navigate through obstacles using thrusters in a low gravity environment and then try to safely land on the landing pad. Great value at $0.99.

I should say there are some other challenges too. You'll need to avoid asteroids and you only have a limited amount of fuel for your thrusters so you'll need to be quick, or efficient.

I believe it was said that an advertisement is causing Crackberry to align to the right? What ad is that? Will it be fixed soon?

Dropped into the app store to check out some of their other work. Turns out that I already have some of their games. The thing that really stands out is that all of their games are at least 4 or 5 star. Here is a good example of a dev making money off of the BlackBerry platform.

I need to stop buying games! I just looked at my PlayBook and I have 53 games installed, most of them being paid versions!

Some of these ios/android developers who do not want to develop for blackberry should read this and have some check with reality. i can bet that blackberry 10 will have highest user/purchased apps ratio.

Support from the Blackberry crowd. Thanks a lot people :-)
The guys from Maramade (the engine we used to port our game to BB) are amazing to work with, so we're looking into co-creating new (unannounced) games in Marmalade from the start, so you BB folks get our new games on the same day Apple does.

If you guys are old school and still 'follow' companies on FB, it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow us. So you know what's coming :-)

Oh, and leaving scores on Blackberry app world really helps boost sales. Now that I'm grovelling for attention, I might as well ask for that too :-)