Squiggle Racer zooms into BlackBerry World for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones

By Bla1ze on 24 Mar 2014 11:46 pm EDT
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In an earlier post we let you all know about Squiggle Racer, the impossibly hard but fun racing game that was available on Android and iOS. At the time, the game wasn't available through BlackBerry World but instead the Android version had to be installed through Snap or sideloaded onto your device.

Seeing how many folks were actually trying the game out that way, the developer behind it all decided to go ahead and release it onto BlackBerry World as soon as possible and as such, the game has now gone live. If you never caught the original post, the objective of Squiggle Racer is fairly simple. Guide the race car around the track using the left and right on-screen tabs. Sounds simple right? Ya, not so much when you actually start play it. 

With old school 8 Bit graphics and a selection of tracks to unlock, Squiggle Racer is an ideal game for when you have a few minutes to kill. If you're willing to give it a go, you can grab it now from BlackBerry World for only $0.99 and it's listed as being compatible with all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

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33 comments

silchauhan

Why pay for it when it's free on android

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Bla1ze

It's not free on Android, it has in app purchases. It's only *free* if you get bronze on all the long tracks which is not easy. Also, it's called not being cheap... it's $.99. The developer didn't HAVE to put it in BlackBerry World.

axllebeer

In a nutshell, yes that is all correct. We should be pleased to see dev support. No one should see a reason to not support BlackBerry.

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Tater Tots

It's not being cheap, it's just that people won't pay for something that you can get for free. In my honest opinion, slapping a 99 cent price tag was much more easier for him than implementing in-app purchases.

Here's a for users suggestion: try the android version, if you like it and want to support the developer, go ahead and purchase it on BlackBerry World.

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Bla1ze

Get out of here using logic and stuff.. Sheesh! Personally, I rather developers charge for their apps than use in-app purchase anyway. You have a product, I have money. Sell me the full package at a set price. Don't nickel and dime me with some stupid upgrade packages.

xhead75

Yea exactly. I like to judge it right off the bat instead of going into it all apprehensive, wondering if I'm gonna be to fork out $20 on smurfberries to finish it. Makes me feel like I'm following a trail of cheese.

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Prem WatsApp

Totally right on that one, Bla1ze.

I absolutely dislike in-app purchases. In the end you're paying more, or can't restore your purchase if you reload your phone OS.

Angry Birds Go! and Oregon Trail: American Settler, these are the ones that take the crown of ridiculously priced in-app purchases among the games I have played.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Dukun

My sentiments as well. I don't want ads; I don't want in-app purchases; I love a simple one-time monetary exchange.

UnlimitedEra

It might be cheap for you but it isn't for others. This game costs 7.99 EGP where I live. And it's a lot for an 8bit game.

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m1stergadget

I am a strong supporter of paying people for work done. Everyone has a mouth(s) to feed.

CarGuy1368

Downloading it now!

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playbookster

Just bought it :)

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Tater Tots

Quick question is this an android port?

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spiculated

Seems native to me. Doesn't have option to bring up or hide the android back bar when swiping downward from the top.

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AdenHK

Yeah agree it does seem like it's Native game, the "back" Android gesture doesn't work in this BlackBerry 10 version.

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Bla1ze

Ehh, maybe it is. I'll double check with the developer. Seems they might have worked with BlackBerry to get it done right. I might have made the mistake of assuming it was just a well done port due to the turn around time on it, apologies. - https://twitter.com/james_dreher/status/448310124047003648

Tater Tots

I'd definitely purchase it if it's not just ported.

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Bla1ze

It's a proper app, done in AIR. Not an Android port.

wovencharlie

Thanks everyone for your support! And thanks Bla1ze, you're correct, I did this in Adobe AIR with https://developer.blackberry.com/air/ tools. If people enjoy it, I'm definitely planning on keeping it up to date with other platforms. You all know the BB platform best, so please let me know what the top feature requests are. You can find my contact information at http://www.squiggleracer.com/contact/

I saw a request for keyboard keys for turning, I'll definitely try and add that in a new release.

- Charlie

Tater Tots

Definitely look forward to other releases you might have in the future.

webber27

Waste of time! Download 2048, it was just released today as well, it's much more stimulating and best of all NATIVE!

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Bla1ze

Well, get both. Duh! :P

xhead75

Oh thank you for this! This game is perfect now.

I tried the android version and like it a lot but had some problems with it. Lap counter wasn't working properly and the screen would bug out from time to time.

Anyways, love the game and so glad the dev brought it to bbw. Hope they do more.

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AgeT

First post complaining about the price of 99 cents. THAT is exactly the reason why you won't see many devs bringing their games to BBW, because you can't spend a damn buck on a fun game! Everything has to be free! As if developing games was not taking any time and the dev didn't put a lot of effort in it!

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Prem WatsApp

Let them know, Berry users are not penny pinchers and rather pay with their dollar than with their data.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

mnc76

Cool. Cheers to the dev for adding this to BBW.

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z10baby

bought it, very difficult game. Would like to see the developer use the HDMI out so i can play on my hotel televison.

berries_good

Lol! Was able to buy a BB10 phone complaining about. 99 price tag.
Go get a starttac phone no need to worry about buying an app.

smart548

Nice to see our platform supported ;-) I'm really hoping they will keep bringing their future games/apps onto BBWorld for both Q and Z devices!

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Tater Tots

Nice to see indie developers making games for BlackBerry 10.

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jsprice90

The android version is free but I found it unplayable / annoying due to the constant adverts. Happy to pay £0.75 to be advert free.

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