Qt at MWC - Cross-platform Qt-based games

Chicken wrangler

As we continue our showcase around Qt-related technologies being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress (hall 1, booth 1E44), we come to one of our favorites: The Chicken Wrangler!

First, the concept behind the demo/game:

We wanted to explore creating an app that was capable of running on different devices, such as handsets and netbooks yet be based on the same codebase without requiring significant rewriting. MeeGo was the obvious target for this as the MeeGo UI is based on Qt and is already running on several device types. We also wanted this app to work in a multi-user environment and ideally engage users to come into our stand and learn more. The obvious choice was to build a multi-player game.

We took this concept and asked INdT to make it so.

They came back to us with The Chicken Wrangler.

The Chicken Wrangler is a multiplayer game that supports up to 4 players where they compete against each other via Bluetooth in a “main board”, displayed by a computer with a larger screen.

The players use their mobile devices to control their own characters through the “battle field”. The objective of the game is to use the grids to trap the chickens and create a path that wrangles them back to their henhouse. The player who wrangles the most chickens wins!

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