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

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6th Planet

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.

RIM and Marmalade to offer developers free SDK Licences and a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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Press Release

RIM and Marmalade to offer developers free SDK Licences and a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Participants Eligible to Receive over $700 in Free Goods to Help with Application Development

LONDON, UK and WATERLOO, ON, 19 September 2012: BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Marmalade, makers of the world’s most powerful cross-platform SDK, today announced a special offer that reinforces RIM and Marmalade’s commitment to developers.

The offer highlights BlackBerry® 10 as a powerful gaming platform as well as RIM’s dedication to open standards and platforms, and encourages Marmalade developers to bring their games and applications to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and BlackBerry 10 platform. The offer means that all eligible mobile developers can experience the benefits of mobile app development using the Marmalade SDK targeting the BlackBerry platform.

Initially available for a limited period, qualified developers who register will receive a Marmalade SDK license for the BlackBerry platform as well as a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Once the developer has published their app on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, they can unlock the full cross-platform power of the Marmalade SDK by upgrading to the Marmalade Indie licence for free*.

Night of the Living Dead Defense now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Night of the Living Dead DefenseThey're coming for you Barbara.

Review: Harold and the Purple Crayon for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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"Rocks on my device. Cute book my kid will completely enjoy." - snomin App World review

Harold and the Purple Crayon was originally a children’s book from 1955 by Crockett Johnson. It was Harold’s first adventure in a series of 9 books. The idea behind Harold and the Purple Crayon is Harold, 4 year old, has a…wait for it……..purple crayon. Didn’t see that coming, did you? He uses it, and his imagination, to create a fantastic new world. My memory isn’t the greatest, but I’m pretty sure I read this book when I was a wee lad, or it was at least read to me.

My son loves it when I read a story for him every night; he also loves my BlackBerry PlayBook. Marmalade brought the two together with Harold and the Purple Crayon interactive story. The application was recently the AppCircus Winner at BlackBerry DevCon Europe. The story comes to life with crisp animation, playful music and friendly narration. If they keep this up, I may be out of a reading gig.