Get shooting the corn with Pop Corny for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By James Richardson on 31 Aug 2012 01:02 pm EDT
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Another fine game has become available for the Blackberry PlayBook this week. Already a big success on iOS and Android, Pop Corny brings fun and great graphics to the BlackBerry tablet OS. The aim of the game is quite simple - to feed Pop Corny the pop corn. In order to do this you must shoot the corn to make it pop and then Pop Corny can eat it up. Of course it isn't quite that straight forward. If the corn hits Pop Corny before he shoots it damage will be caused. And if you shoot a piece of corn that has already been popped it will destroy it. So you need to be precise in feeding Pop Corny or he will wither and die. With coins to collect you can spend these on buying bombs and shields to help you on your quest.

The game is addictive and original and in my opinion worth the $1.99 it costs. Another great example of superb gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook and once again very encouraging that developers that have done well on other platforms are still considering the PlayBook as a viable platform.

Highlights of the game include:

  • Simple but deep one-touch/sling-like control
  • Upgrade your popcorn box by completing objectives 
  • Multiple stages to play
  • More than 40 achievements to complete
  • Collect "drachma coins" and spend them on bonus upgrades, bombs, shields, etc
  • The first ever endless eater!
As well as the game being great it holds an interesting developer story too. Up until Pop Corny the dev hadn't done any work on the PlayBook OS but thanks to a friend at RIM he managed to get hold of a PlayBook and he was set. We all know that RIM are making things as easy as possible for developers to bring their apps to QNX. The software tools are simple and over 5000 dev alpha devices have been handed out along the BB10 Jam World Tour. And in fact getting Pop Corny onto the PlayBook took the developer just two days to implement. Thats impressive stuff and a big incentive to attract others to port their apps to the BlackBerry tablet OS and BlackBerry 10.

More information/Download Pop Corny for the BlackBerry PlayBook

9 comments

The Me

Is this an android app port or is it "native". Meaning does it run in the Android App Player or directly on the PB?

dietertong

It is a native game, directly on the PB. If you read his blog posts he goes into how he ported it. I have it, and it runs fantastic! So much fun!

The Me

Wow! I can't imagine how he went to port/write the whole game in 2 days! Definitely will check out his blog.

Thanks

BBPandy

Yeah it's an interesting read. Took him over a month to port his game to Android & he had a lot of problems doing it. The Port to PB took 2 days & was very straightforward. In fact the development found that the game runs better on PB then on the iPad; the platform that the game was originally designed for!

BTW just to be clear. This is a proper port, not an android port.

BBPandy

Yeah it's an interesting read. Took him over a month to port his game to Android & he had a lot of problems doing it. The Port to PB took 2 days & was very straightforward. In fact the development found that the game runs better on PB then on the iPad; the platform that the game was originally designed for!

BTW just to be clear. This is a proper port, not an android port.

stevepar

Runs sooo well and its fun!

Bobert_123

I will definitely consider it...

veeru789

Downloaded it long back. And have to say an excellent game.

harkal

Thanks for the kind words guys! Also thank you James for taking the time to write this review, I really appreciate it! You can also check out this "game tutorial" video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1vETUPQQE&t=118s , where I play the game, basically shooting the corn from a greater distance which allows for greater scores (and it is not illustrated on James' video. :)

Harry (Pop Corny's developer)