Daniel Messias is a 17 year old student who has been programming in Java for couple years. He has written a 3D Othello game using Delphi FireMonkey in only 3 days. For those of us who are not familiar with the game, Othello is a 2 players board game played on an 8×8 uncheckered board. There are 64 identical game pieces called disks (often spelled “discs”), which are dark on one side and light on the other. Players take turns placing disks on the board with their assigned color facing up.
Daniel transitioned his skills from Java over to Delphi Firemonkey from articles on docwiki.embarcadero.com. The transitioned was exceptionally quick. In a video with Stephen Ball from Embarcadero, he explains in his own words how Delphi really makes learning programming easy and cool.
Othello app can run on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS from the same code base. The app is also available on Nokia’s App Store. Head over to Stephen Ball’s blog to read the full article and to download the source code.
For other Delphi FireMonkey games you can visit the games section of our website. There is also an earlier posting on this site that you may enjoy reading “Developing A Simple Mobile Game With Delphi FireMonkey“.