App Game Kit (AGK) is a cross platform development environment that seems to employ a strategy similar to that of the well-known Marmalade SDK. According to AGK, developers can develop an app/game once and deploy to multiple platforms using the APK IDE. The app currently available for playbook is an app "player" that allows developers to quickly deploy an AGK developed app to the device via the local wifi network.
AGK was developed out of our own need to create a one stop solution for making game apps for mobile devices. In the past TGC had developed games for one device and then wanted to port them to other platforms. The process of conversion was costly and repetitive. The team wanted to spend more time creating new games and not burdened with laborious conversion work.
The TGC team has a wealth of experience in creating game creation tools spanning well over a decade. Taking that knowledge and working with our loyal and enthusiastic community we set to work on creating AGK.
This phase one of AGK is just the beginning. We aim to spread AGK across as many different platforms as possible. Meaning games you code in our AGK BASIC will instantly work on other supported platforms as we bring them into the AGK portfolio.
We're very excited about AGK, we feel it's the foundation of a great game making platform and we're 100% behind its evolution and development. We will continue to work with our community to ensure the AGK meets their needs.
Until today, I had never heard of AGK. Nevertheless, we add AGK to the growing list of cross-platform environments such as Marmalade, PhoneGap, etc in which PlayBook apps can be developed and deployed.
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