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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

No Popcap Developer Framework Love for the Rest of Us

I'm working on another post related to my efforts on finding useful frameworks and tools chains to use in my classes and independent game development here in Athens, GA. That is a longer post, but this seemed important enough to be its own post. I recently found the Popcap Developer Framework, which for independent 2D game development looks really exciting. It is my understanding that this framework was used in the development of games like World of Goo and of course many ofPopcap's games. What a boon to the community I thought! Then I clicked the download button, which sends me the following message:

You do not have access to this page.
You must be logged in to before downloading files

To which I dutifully clicked the "Register" link, which returns the following:

Sorry, registration has been disabled by the administrator.

I've sent several messages through the "contact us" link with no reply. I have found the alternative Tuxcap port of the library, but it is a little sad to see such a great community boon lost to the non-responsive industry ether that pervades in many cases. Of course I can't ask the question on thePopcap developer forum because registration is closed. Thus I cry my tears into the Internet ether.

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  • Good News! They have discontinued the framework, but it looks like it is being reborn as an open source framework

    By Anonymous Matthew, at 3/30/2009 09:16:00 AM  

  • I saw that too, linked from I guess it is good and bad right? Cool that they're releasing it, but kind of a bummer that they're not going to keep making available as a common resource all the cool work they've done since the last release.

    I have to wonder a bit if it has to do with the integration of WiiWare code into the framework, which they thought might be a pain to separate out from the community code.

    Thanks for the note.

    By Blogger Casey, at 3/30/2009 10:41:00 AM  

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    By Anonymous Bianca, at 8/09/2010 02:29:00 AM  

  • The PopCap Framework is far from death, check out the new port over Kanji: SexyKanji

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