appMobi, a development company launched a multi-platform game at E3 2012, called Boom Town. The unique feature of this game is that it is developed entirely with HTML5, which allows it to be massively cross platform. It is currently available for iOS devices, Android devices and Facebook. The game has an old west theme and your objective is to build the biggest town you can without running out of space on the game board. appMobi has been busy at work over the past two years to bring HTML5 on an equal footing on the two major mobile platforms, iOS and Android. The company says that Boom Town was developed in six weeks using ImpactJs game engine and a single HTML5 code base. With appMobi’s cloud-based build system, the same code was built for each supported app store. Check out the video below for a trailer of Boom Town.
appMobi says that Boom Town illustrates appMobi’s HTML5 game engagement and monetization capabilities in the following ways:
- Cross platform game saves using appMobi’s appSync
- Deep Facebook integration for single sign-in, viral invites and game play updates
- In-app purchasing using appMobi’s 1Touch Universal
- Leaderboards and badges using appMobi’s playMobi
- Analytics tracking using appMobi’s playMobi
- Multi-channel background and one shot sounds using appMobi’s multiSound
- In-game cross promotion
appMobi had also demonstrated an HTML5 developed game at E3 last year. Sam Abadir, Chief Technology Officer at appMobi says, “At last year’s E3, appMobi introduced directCanvas acceleration, giving HTML5 games native graphics speed; we said, ‘Boom! There goes the neighborhood,’.” Boom Town can access your game across all your devices, so your high scores and unlocked levels will be yours on Facebook, your iPad as well as your Android mobile phone. The game requires you to login through Facebook and therefore, your achievements transfer across your devices. Boom Town is available for free in the Apple App Store, Google Play (Android Market), Google Chrome Store, and on Facebook. It will be available shortly in the Amazon Appstore, Nook App Store, and Intel AppUp store as well.
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