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April 20, 2011



All you would need is something like a Fruit machine without carrier approval it would certainly work as it certainly had some merit 5 years ago with a lot more hoops to jump through! and far far nicer revenue shares on global distribution (Google -> Blue Sphere Games Fruit Machine)

The only thing is it does become the soul destroying task for your team, you crashed this weeks build of you go and reskin Fruit Machine for your crimes, you will be bug free after about the 10th iteration

Tom Hume

Was Blue Sphere one of your apps?

I can't work out why someone hasn't done this on Droid yet. I think the reskinning could be a pure design+artworking job, and not that soul-destroying: there'd be a creative element to it, every day. Deployment could be automated too...


I used to work at Blue Sphere Games which was my immersion into mobile did numerous titles before weI gave it up!
I did learn a thing or two about shipping multiple reskinnable games, in a multitude of languages for a variety of platforms, which is proving useful in the Android space as I am sure you are finding, the J2ME experience translates pretty well to Android!

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