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Play Connect4 with your BBM contacts - 50 copies to be won!

By Alicia Erlich on 1 Sep 2011 11:06 am EDT
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Connect4 BBM

It's always nice to see developers taking advantage of BBM 6 when creating new apps and games. Bach Khoa University let us know they just released a new BBM integrated version of Connect4, which if you don't already know, is the same as the classic game we all enjoyed growing up. All the familiar elements of the original are present in this version with the added bonus of being able to compete against your BBM friends. Why play against a computer to get those four colored chips in a row when you can drive actual people crazy in real time? Click on the jump for more information and your chance to win a free copy.

As one of the newest social apps to use BBM integration, I'm enjoying Connect4. The graphics are decent and work on both my Torch 9800 and my higher resolution Torch 9810. There is a five second delay between moves but I think that says more about my carrier's connection than the app itself as it varied with signal strength. The only thing that needs getting used to is tapping on the numbers below the board instead of the actual columns to drop the chip.

What I find interesting, although anything involving BBM piques my curiosity, is the built-in chat window. Instead of going back into BBM, there's a chat box below the playing field. Pressing the right shift key toggles the window back and forth between game play. Players can chat amongst themselves or with their other BBM friends. You don't get to see the nice little "R" and "D," but it's pretty cool. Just beware of typos. Hitting backspace closes the window and doesn't allow you to go back to correct.

Connect4 runs fine on my devices when there is a strong connection. While there is room for improvement (the quirks I previously mentioned) it's certainly a game to check out to pass the time with friends and family on your BBM list. 

Features

  • Play the game versus your BBM existing contacts or friends
  • Start offline game, two players can play against each other in a single device
  • In-game chatting. That means you can chat with your opponent right in the game
  • Send invitation to download game
  • Send file to your friends
  • Send popup message to your friends
  • Start a BBM chat with your opponent or your BBM contacts
  • Host public game
  • Join public game

Connect4 is currently supported by devices running OS 6 and OS 7 or older models running BBM 6. A free trial is available but is limited to ten games. It's currently on sale for $0.99 so you can't beat that price. 

More information / purchase Connect4 from the CrackBerry App Store
Discuss in the forums

Contest: We have 50 copies up for grabs. Just leave a single comment to this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck! 

Connect4 Chat
Connect4 Invite
Connect4 Win 
380 comments

dupa87

Help a brother out CrackBerry.

revel1973

Meeeeeeee Pleassseeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

jelp2

I remember when the original came out! :)

tliolos

Oh Oh Pick Me Pick Me Oh Oh

a2b

Pleeeease pick me !

Abrante

Sure i'll take one :o)

ICEMAN9

sweet...loving the bbm games

bladerunner6821

i would like to have this for i have many bbm friends. spanks

Zizzzzy

Oh nice! once of the classics!

buckwild

Cool game! Pick me please!

myleslong

i am so interested in this.

sonydude23

Me, me... Now my nephew can beat me when I'm not there...LOL

JB Designs

This was one of my favorite games when I was a kid and I haven't played in forever. I'd love to win a copy and see if its still as much fun now as it was then :-)

malchik

Help me out here, need a game desperately

Crisolito

Please pick me. I'm a connect4 master.

QuIcKsIlV3r

ok i need some gaming time when the boss isn't around, hook me up

Mr.benitoc

Oh, I want this one!!!!

rrrebo

I need a win! I want to try out the social aspect of BBM gaming, need something classic and simple to start.

chaptervstaind83

Pick meeeeeeeeeeee!!! Please lol!

iceandfire

One copy would be a great deal.

Sarvey

Oh, a great childhood game. I'd love to have this :).

ichat

Yes please I would love a copy!

dewey32399

Awesome game! Pick me!!!!

bilmaga

I loved that game as a kid! Hope I win

rickross773

please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck newspapers i wake up everymorning an go on crackberry.com please pick me real dedicated fan

miketko

would love this. we need more bbm6 apps :)

ogieturns9

Looks like a lot of fun.

vwracing

Love to have a free copy if not I'll def buy it!

datta72

Pick Me Pick Me lol..........

yensonvera

one copy thax!!! excellent

JJGeneral1

Looks cool. I'll throw my hat in the ring.

jfs101

Does it come with a 9900? doesn't hurt to ask...

Anatomy

I'd like one please :)

mikemimik

Neat idea with the bbm integration. I'd love to test it out, loved this game as a kid.

zayyaf90

love it if i get it ! :P

ardew

yes please me me me......

USP45

It's nice to see continued bb app support. Am going to stick with bb for next upgrade.

SpiritYaritza

I want this sooo badly !!!!!

sommerface

ooo...that would be super fun!

gregorylkelly

I'm loving this whole BBM Social thing! I definitely want to be able to play Connect 4 with some of my BBM buddies. RIM is doing a great job making BBM integrated into the whole BlackBerry experience.

I guess it's time to say bye bye to the cross platform BBM rumors a while back....

thetnaung

any plan for playbook?

barilro

thank you for the great articles

nomi1978

Nice to see the API's finally being used. This game certainly brings back childhood memories. Hope I win.

P-unit

Connect4 - Solid children memories.

rickster21

Don't pick them, pick me!

captainm90

i love you crack berry nation!!

Choppydon

I need to send to my 200 bbm contacts pronto!

Peppe

One of my fav games as a kid!! Pick me :)

tasmitty

I loved this game as a kid! pick me!

theKHMERboy

this would be a sick game to play specially against friends and family on bbm :)

scottae316

This would be great fun. My wife and I just bought Bold 9930's and she gave up her iPhone 4 for the Bold. Thanks Bach Khoa University and CrackBerry.com for the chance to win.

Simplymesince79

I'm happy to be back on my blackberry. Can I please have a copy? I'll advertise it to my 350+ contacts. Lol (gotta love the extra incentive there).

DocDRM

I would Love to win a copy (or 3 - GF and son need one too), used to play this and Battleship on my 9000 all the time - silly, time wasting FUN!

heveys4

games over bbm .. sick

Yosaki

Saaweeeet!!! BBM games are awesome!!!

brooklynstrong

Thank You Kind Sir In Advance.

carlos320

Lucky me, a new winner :)

drinka4yearz

Me me me me me me!!!!!!!!

slideaway

Classic! Would love to win one

jmajluf

Yo want uno please señor!!!!!

MattDub22

This.... Is.... AWESOME!

Quick play and fun... I want one!

buckwylder

please may i haz a copy?

csantos83

Pretty Please with Blackberry on top!!!!!!

fill8888

I would love to get this one!

thbassman

this would be the first game I could install on my soon to be delivered 9810!

laurah2215

I would love a copy, thanks!
~Laura~

J.Bell

Sweet game! Who doesn't love connect 4. Good luck to all :)

dakid72

I am undefeated in this game and would take on all challengers.......if I win :)
Thanks in advance CrackBerry and Bach Khoa University!

Krack

Sounds like a great time!

Grrrrl

i wish i can be lucky here :)

Flip4Bytes

Yes!! I wanna try it out!!

faez_01

That is so awesome!!!!!!! @_@ I want one copy!!! Please~~~

BlackBerry®, forever and always.

pfitzmaurice12

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner??

bhadra

This looks fun! I'd love a copy to try it ut :)

livejam

Go for it...connect4!!!
*jingle*

gtamhankar

O-M-G! Would so love this...

carriehatton

Don't pick me. Thought that might change my luck. ;)

yenyob

Looks like I could have some fun with this!

w.kovacs

I accept your offer of a free copy! Thanks!!

Scooter625

Something nice to pass the time.

TamLuvsHerBB

Very cool! Would love to win! :o)

vishalsheth83

wicked! this would be an awesome game to have!

LayoJr

Yes! Cannot wait to see if I win. This is a good one

tekware

Time to be non-productive. Yes please.

papped

Looks like a fun game

heroldc

Send one my way please

CrackBerry Newbie for ever

Oncastillo

Cool!!! me me, thanks,

neoflasher

maybe I could win this..

rage763

this looks great! hopefully a foreshadow of whats to come with BBM

CLTrujillo

I wanna win! This would be so awesome!

usofa1776

Looks like a great game. I'll take it!

brooklyndon2911

one copy would be greatly appreciated.

jackzonztyl

i want to try out this game

atit_s

Excellent game!!! I would love to win a copy and connect with my friends! :)

mrsangie17

Ohhh Yeah I love this game. Would love to play against my son and BFF who both have BBM6

affering

Shot in the dark here!

LooZeR

I want this!!!
Gimme, gimmeee!!!

dg4nj

i want a copy plllleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeeeeee!

AgentCooper

I used to play this game with bob at the black lodge. Those where the days. lol

4872.

just got my 9930 today from the fed ex man. this would be a good......welcome to BB7..

bigdogg0118

i want a copy...plz plz plz plz lol... I've been a member for a long time too

fresh77

Looks like fun!! Want one for my 9700 w/OS6!!

xjonx

go for it....connect four!!!! i win!

sk8er_tor

Looks like a great app!

framos242

Who wants to play Connect4? This guy here....

neuralwolf

Great! Would love a copy :)

Byao87

I Love Connect 4 and this is a great application

adamnygaard1

I need something more to play besides battleships.

dadymon

BBM games are cool, would love a copy!

Bobchin

Where else can u find something like this?

cascott77

I would appreciate having a copy. Thank you

summerlin18

Oh heack yeah I'd love to play this game against my girlfriend! Please send one my way!

SCrid2000

Lol, I used to rock at this game!
After I win I'll have to see if I can still kick butt :D

SnoopTodd

So retro!! I love it!!!

map105

Connect Four?? Awesome!! Bring back some old school games, like when we used to sit on the living room floor and play an actual physical game!! So long ago....GOOD TIMES!!!

ocato04

I've been waiting for this since it was announced last year!

BB 4 Life

ascanius

Long time reader. First time poster. would love a copy of this game!

cjterminator

Count me in, I am so happy with BBM integration. This is just the start :)

maskedmascot

So what happens if I win it but none of my bbm contacts have it :'(

FranzJoseph

I would love a copy of it for my BlackBerry Bold 9900

rich007007

Woohoo! Yes please. Por favor, you quiero uno. Gracias,

Wolf35Nine

I'd like a copy. Can't wait to connect my four all over you

Apocalypso

This would be a fun little addition to keep me occupied while commuting to and from work.

Briancory

Connect 4 sounds so much fun :) I really would love a copy please

Briancory

Connect 4 sounds so much fun :) I really would love a copy please

daqie

Oh this sounds like fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

dboutic617

I love this game! And on BBM 6, it'd be awesome to play against my wife!

CacairoLZF

i'm in!! i want this app!!!

k_ward

C'mon get me CONNECTED!

cwlee

Connect 4 me please.

MousePad

OUH OUH OUH! (*jumps in the air frantically*) PICK ME! PICK MEEEEEEEE! :D

Syn-tax

Please? And one for my wife so I have someone to play against? ;)

pmich

I vow to win this one!

levinej

I hope I win! It looks like a great addition to BBM!

Stides

This is old school awesome! Hasbro Style!

kristapins

Hope I win! want this very very much!!!

gator3379

I really hope to win this great game!!

RideRed250

This would be great for my wife and me.

Carmino

I used to love this game, I even had the board game version. I hope I win it!!

Mild Mannered Jones

pick me!! hands down my favorite board game!

magnetman-

Always a challenging game.

emt23

I have been reading your articles for so long and you made me fall in love with blackberry! Now i am exited to get my new blackberry bold 9930 with Sprint and it would be awesome if as a new member you will give me your blessing by allowing me to have this fun game on my brand new BB! Thank you CrackBerry............DOTcom! lol

kae77

This looks like fun!

borg1985

I'd like to win a copy!!

ev44

perfect for downtime!
I'd like to have one!

nydog

I'm in. I need a new game

Alberta Blue

Playing games over BBM is a sweet idea.

Xacradin

UI looks not good ;( but anyway its first step in bbm connect

tina8711

I want one PLEASE!!!

guerllamo7

I like it. Send it over.

MobiJew

pllleeeasseee pick me!!!

Huntressdi

Can I play? One copy please

neicy17

I love this game! Pick me please!!

shogun.

This is awesome... Whenever its raining, Ill be indoors playing connect4 all the time in my childhood !

eugene1979

grazie,pls pick me....

frabas1

i would love ton try this game out

rickerp

Loved playing the game!

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