Magmic’s Texas Hold’em King has been an immensely popular game for BlackBerry since the early days when it got a special preload on legacy BlackBerry devices. The latest version, Texas Hold’em King for BlackBerry 10, is now available for free in BlackBerry World. The game features real-time multiplayer over Magmic’s fast game servers, and in-app purchase of chips if you want to be a high roller.
If you’re developing a game for BlackBerry 10, you may be interested to know that, as far as our research can tell, there is no way to integrate native facebook APIs into your games on BlackBerry 10. The problem stems from the fact that integrating facebook natively, that is to use the official APIs from facebook, requires that you have a Webview that will let you pass an authentication token between the game and facebook. This feature doesn’t currently exist on BlackBerry 10, meaning any developer that relies heavily on facebook for friend invites is not supported. Inviting friends via facebook, for some games, is a crucial marketing tool that RIM should really be addressing ahead of launch.
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Hidden Galaxies is a really cool game because it’s the first time we’ve seen a BlackBerry game that combines expert developers (Magmic) with an up-and-coming artist (Eepmon). The art in this game is therefore unparalleled, and the gameplay experience is fantastic. If you were ever a Where’s Waldo fan, you’ll really get a kick out of the game.
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Have a PlayBook and looking for high quality native 3D games? Looking forward to playing the latest
and greatest games on the BB10 phones when they come out? Want to have the same quality app
experience your Android and iOS buddies are having? Well there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and
it’s called Gameplay.
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Magmic’s free Slots King game is available for all BlackBerry smartphones and the game offers themes within the game so you can customize your slots experience. Gaming on BlackBerry is getting massively popular with developers on BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook, and it’s good to see companies like Magmic still offering a premium gaming experience on legacy BlackBerry devices. It makes sense, there’s 80 million devices out there, making it a prime area for developers to make some money. Check out Slots King and let us know what you think.
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The developer of Pop Corny recently posted a video demonstrating the time it takes to launch his application on the iPad 2 versus the PlayBook. The results show the PlayBook launches the app 30% faster than the iPad 2. While this doesn’t make a difference in-game, it’s a good thing for developers to know that users are getting their apps opened faster and jumping into the action. According to the developer, “You know [RIM has] done something right when it allows a developer that had never even used the platform, come in and port his game in 2-3 days. But that, coupled with the fact that the game actually runs better than it does on the platform that is was originally written for, makes for something really impressive.”
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