|The following post was authored by AppUp developer and Atom Developer Program community member Andres Martinez for RunRev newsletter and has been republished here with his permission. The post describes his wrapper product intelAble for deploying non C/C++ apps to AppUp. This solution can be found as a downloadable DLL Wrapper Component on this site or directly from the intelAble web page on the baKno games website
A case study on a successful game deployment using intelAble
by Andres Martinez
In October 2008, baKno released a hidden object game called Xplorer. This was developed with RunRev for Windows and Mac and is sold directly from our website and also from two well known game distributors.
When we created the IntelAble external for Revolution, the first game we decided to submit to the coming Intel AppUp Store was Xplorer. We chose this as a well established and successful game on the desktop, which would benefit from exposure in this new market space.
But before we made that decision, it was necessary for us to check how well the game performed when running on a Netbook computer. Fortunately, responsiveness was not an issue, however screen size was tight specially when the taskbar was visible.
Below is the sequence of steps we followed to get the Xplorer application into the AppUp store, along with an explanation on how we solved the taskbar problem:
1 - We registered for free with the Atom Developer Program
2 - Then we downloaded the Software Development Kit
3 - Then we installed the IntelAble external
4 - Then we registered the Xplorer application on the Atom Developer Program site
5 - Then we adapted the Xplorer application
Additionally, we solved the taskbar problem by adding the following line to the "startup" handler:
and adding the following line to the "closeStack" handler:
6 - And finally we created the MSI installer and submitted the Xplorer application
By logging into our Atom Developer Program account, we edited the previously created application, finalized the process with some extra information that included screenshots and pricing, and uploaded the MSI file for a final submission.
After two weeks the application was accepted and since then it has been available in the AppUp store - check it out here! Despite the AppUp store still being in beta, we are already seeing sales.
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