GamePlay 1.1 is now available at GitHub. This release includes a significant number of new features, including physics support using Bullet, OggVorbis audio support, and XCode 4 support, in addition to PlayBook and Windows 7 support – a complete list of feature is at Milestone Page.
The release also includes 4 ready-to-go samples: Mesh, LongBoard, SpaceShip, and Character. There are fairly complete Tutorial documents for both LongBoard (pdf, 16 pages) and SpaceShip (pdf, 27 pages).
The release includes Doxygen-generated documentation. After you download (or clone) the sources, point your browser to
Building the samples with the IDE is pretty straight-forward. The Getting Started page at the micro-site provides good instructions: Install the IDE, then load gameplay’s project and the 4 games projects (File->Import->General->Existing Projects into Workspace). Configure the targets Using the Deployment Wizard.
First build the GamePlay and the samples, and then deploy them. I had previously uploaded a debug token to my PlayBook (used in the tunneltilt and other posts), so I did not generate a new debug token but rather adjusted the target to reuse the debug token already in my PB.
Everything worked smoothly and the 4 apps showed up on my PlayBook (running a recent 2.0.0.* release).
GamePlay is a multi-platform framework. In addition to PlayBook (1.0 and 2.0) it also supports the Mac and Windows. Specific details::
- BlackBerry PlayBook 1.0/2.0 (using BlackBerry Native SDK 1.0/2.0)
- Apple MacOS X (using Apple XCode 4.0)
- Microsoft Windows 7 (using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Pro/Express)
Drop us a comment if you write about your experiences with the framework in any of these platforms. I am specially interested in Applications submitted to the BlackBerry App World.
The next release is Milestone 1.2. Features currently planned for it include:
- UI Forms with Themed Overlays.
- Improvements to Lighting.
- Developer Guide.
- More Samples and Tutorials.
- Apple iOS 5 Support.