BlackBerry JamHack 2012 in the Philippines closed its doors after 40 furious hours, and marked its place in history as BlackBerry’s first simultaneous regional hackathon.
Twenty eight teams participated comprising of professional developers, student teams, and BlackBerry enthusiasts. The teams were given 40 hours to conceptualize and build a working application for the BlackBerry 10 platform using frameworks such as the BlackBerry 10 Adobe AIR SDK, BlackBerry 10 Native SDK or BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK.
The team of developers from Rain Creative wowed the crowd with the rich fantasy world of their winning application called the Realm of Elysium.
Built with HTML5 and Webworks, the Realm of Elysium is a multi-player strategy guessing game that takes its root from the classic board game Battleship. Battleship is a turn-based game where two players guess the opposing “ship” by identifying its coordinates or position. Each player has to keep track of each turn by marking it on the board, and the first player who destroys and identifies all the position of its opposing ship wins.
“We thought that turning the game into its digital counterpart would be cool,” said John Paul de Guzman, team lead of Rain Creative. “But to add more twist and originality, we decided to go with the fantasy concept.”
They walked away with an all-expense paid trip to BlackBerry Jam Asia in Bangkok on November 29-30, where they will be pitting against nine other teams from the region for the title of Asia Pacific champion.