Sunday, December 28, 2008

Death Race on XO

Today, when I was browsing through olpc news, I read about an article on porting mplayer to XO. 

Well for the people who are not quite familiar with OLPC or XO. A short intro, OLPC stands for "One Laptop Per Child", it's an organisation which is developing a laptop and related content for children. And their aim is to make this laptop available to each and every child, as the name stands. For more info one can go here.

Well now coming back to the point, yeah mplayer. It rocks.. man..

The first movie that i watched on it was Death Race. And I must say that both the things(XO as well as the movie)  complimented each other. Awesome movie and an awesome experience watching it on XO....

If anyone wants to do the same here is the link...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

FoodForce 2 : Alpha Release

Finally, after close to around 7 months of hard-work, I am pleased to announce that we have released a alpha version of FoodForce 2 game which we have been developing in co-ordination with OLPC and WFP. I have working as a Lead Developer. And yeah it's fun, developing a game is always fun.

FoodForce 2 has been designed to educate and motivate people to solve world hunger. Since the OLPC laptop reaches out to the developing and third-world countries, it also educates children and teachers in a village on how to achieve self sustenance in a fun and non-intrusive way. It also provides awareness about the work WFP has been doing for the past many decades to abate the problem of world hunger.

FoodForce and is aimed at both XOs and Windows.
Link to Download Page:

Relevant Files :
  1. FoodForce2-1.xo : For installing on olpc.
  2. FoodForce2-Alpha.exe : Installer for installing in Windows. 
Link to the wiki page :
Link to the official FoodForce2 blog :

I hope that you guys play the game and like it. Any kind of feedback, help and criticism and words of appreciation would be highly appreciated. You are welcome to send in your feedbacks at