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Blokstok Street Fight Madness Nominated for Best Upcoming Game Award at NGDC 2016

Blokstok Street Fight Madness Nominated for Best Upcoming Game Award at NGDC 2016 – check out the video and let’s see how far we’re able to maintain our winning ways!

AndroidOne Anomaly – in All Versions or only in AndroidOne 5.0 ?

So… we talked of “our” AndroidOne anomaly / bug to a friend who’s in Google.

 thanks for reporting this. We will look into it and get back to you. However one thing I noticed was that the Android OS versions on the two phones were different – one was 5.0.0 and the Android one was 5.1 That could be the source of the difference but we’ll check. 

Our response – it is definitely an AndroidOne anomaly! Blog post on this coming soon…

 

An AndroidOne Anomaly!

 

Some of our users have noticed an issue some of our games have faced on phones that use AndroidOne – like Lava Pixel V1- and we have after extensive testing diagnosed that this is not a fault of our game- but an anomaly / bug in AndroidOne build of Android which google distributed on it’s Android One phones.

The bug / abnormal behavior our users have faced is that our games – Tank Shoot 3D, Blokstok Road Race and Bug Smash Kill – all three of which allow a user to watch a user to watch a rewarded video Ad and continue a game that’s got over– get re-started when a user clicks “Watch Video Ad and Continue”.

This problem happens in well known games like “Angry Birds” – and is a limitation / abnormality of Android-one by Google rather than a fault in our games.

You can read more about this bug– and our testing results on how this does not happen in standard android phones:

http://www.shauk.in/2016/10/08/bizarre-behaviors-in-google-android-one-os-smartphones/

 

Darksun Tech at Casual Connect 2015, San Francisco Day-3 (August 13 2015)

Darksun successfully concluded exhibiting it’s game “Blokstok Street Fight Madness” at Casual Connect 2015, San Francisco at the Hilton Hotel, Union Square.

Blokstok Street Fight Madness selected for Casual Connect 2015, San Francisco

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Blokstok Street Fight Madness selected for Casual Connect 2015, San Francisco.

We will be competing for the “Indie Prize” in several categories including “Best Upcoming Game”, “Most Innovative Gameplay” and “Best Game of the Show” category at Casual Connect 2015.

We will also be showing off our game “Blokstok – Street Fight Madness” at Casual Connect 2015, San Francisco. To be held from August 11, 2015 till August 13, 2015 at Hilton Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco, USA.

Blokstok Street Fight Madness Featured by NDTV Gadgets among best games at PG-Connects 2015

Blokstok Street Fight Madness Featured by NDTV Gadgets among best games at PG-Connects 2015 in an article written by Rishi Alwani.

The Best Indian Mobile Games from Pocket Gamer Connects, Bangalore 2015

The article states:

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BlokStok – Street Fighter Madness

On the surface BlokStok looks highly derivative, but where this fighting game wins out is the fantastic production values and finesse that make this one of the more technically sound games from an Indian studio. It looks good and plays even better.

BlokStok_Street_Fighter_Madness_darksun_tech.jpgAlong with realistic backgrounds, close up moves and a control scheme that makes it easy to play, this seems to be a good entry point for someone new to fighting games. While Delhi-based Darksun Technologies has no release date yet, this is one fighting game we’re looking forward to.

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Below are screen grabs from the article:

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Darksun Tech and Blokstok Street Fight Madness Featured in Times of India National Edition Article

Darksun Tech and Blokstok SFM Featured in Times of India National Edition Article

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Blokstok Street Fight Madness at PGConnects Bangalore by PocketGamer UK, April 16-17, 2015

Blokstok Street Fight Madness was shown as part of the Indie Showcase lineup at PGConnects Bangalore by PocketGamer UK, April 16-17, 2015.

Our game was among the finalists for “Very Big Indie Pitch” (VBIP) – wherein it was pitched to journalists from various British and International publications to compete for the 1 million rupee grand prize.

Blokstok Street Fight Madness at FICCI Frames, March 25-26 2015, Mumbai, India

Blokstok Street Fight Madness competed for the “Frame Your Idea” prize at FICCI Frames, 2015, Mumbai (Bombay), India.

FICCI Frames was held on 25, 26 March, 2015 and is India’s premier Film and Animation Industry event and this year there was an animation/gaming category also in which our game “Blokstok Street Fight Madness” competed for various categories of prizes.

Bye Bye Nokia Store & Hello Opera Store

With a heavy heart it’s time to say bye bye to the Nokia store. The Nokia store- even for Java apps is being shut down.

And now that Microsoft owns the Nokia devices business- it has washed it’s hands off the Nokia store by passing on the baton to Opera – and now, the former Nokia store and the apps we published there will be migrated to the Opera app store.

Hopefully this process will be smooth- but lets see- till now there have been some speedbreakers with Opera software and it’s actions- and it remains to be seen whether the Opera App store will be even a fraction as successful as the erstwhile Nokia store which was once the Ovi store!

After publishing and showcasing our apps on Nokia store for many years – more years than we had thought we would- and more downloads than we originally dreamed- it is now time to say bye bye Nokia store and pray that the future be not too bad for the entire team Nokia which too I’m sure never dreamt they would see this day.