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Java student builds 3D Othello Delphi FireMonkey game in 3 days

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“.

Developing A Simple Mobile Game With Delphi FireMonkey

Description :  Developing a simple mobile game with Delphi FireMonkey.
Objective: Learn how to design and develop a Bejeweled clone game for iOS and Android mobile devices using Delphi XE5 and FireMonkey.
Presenter:Joaquin Monedero – Embarcadero.
Event:  CodeRage 8.
Software Versions Supported: Delphi XE5 / XE6
Level: All
Source code: The free source code for Bejeweled clone can be downloaded on Github.

It is being predicted by analysts that with the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets on the market, mobile devices will be the primary hardware for gaming by 2016.  The 2013 data released by the State of the Industry Survey, 55% of the participants in last year’s Game Developers Conference are interested in porting their console and PC games for smartphones and tablets and 58% of these developers are planning on launching their next creations on mobile platforms – specifically Android and iOS.

With the gaming market growing so rapidly, Rad Studio XE6 gives developers a huge advantage with its multi platform capabilities, helping developers get to market faster than the competition.  Watch Joaquin Monedero from Embarcadero do a splendid job explaining how to design and develop games for iOS and Android mobile devices using Delphi XE5 and FireMonkey.