As the dog days of summer carry on, we at Digia, Qt are swatting down flies, mosquitoes and bees while we fan ourselves in the unusual summer heat currently striking Scandinavia ... in Oslo ... at least.
Meanwhile, on a cool note, the Fun Propulsion Labs at Google announced last week that, VoltAir a single and multi-player game built with Qt is available for download via the Google Play Store and as open source software. Coolbeans!
VoltAir was developed to provide an example of a C++ game designed for both Android and Android TV and the folks at Google also tested it on Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Moto X by Motorola, Android TV, and some Samsung devices.
Check Out VoltAir (Courtesy of Google Developers - YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwyNqC7-lDw
Google's Fun Propulsion Labs VoltAir Project page said:
"We looked at various UI frameworks and game engines and decided Qt was not only the more daring choice due to the lack of games developed in it, but also a very interesting one due to the future ability to extend it into a rich editor, support from Digia, and many technical development advantages such as:
Provided a platform abstraction that allowed us to also develop and test on desktop, reducing iteration time
Included a scene graph and out of the box "serialization" mechanism
Allowed for easily building a fluid UI system that was good for games
To top it off, our friends at Google gave some more kudos to Qt Quick:
"Qt Quick's strongest feature by far is its abstraction for building user interfaces. It is, in fact, very well suited for the types of UIs you would expect in a game, where there is a lot of latitude taken in the UI element design and animations are abundant."
Thanks, amigos from Fun Propulsion Labs Google. We appreciate the kind words and we wish much success to VoltAir.