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Apple: Spore, more games coming to iPhone

updated 02:10 pm EST, Thu March 6, 2008

Spore, more for iPhone

Apple today during a meeting covering its iPhone software roadmap announced that games are coming to iPhone, and that the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online title 'Spore' is also coming to the mobile handset. The iPhone features built-in OpenGL/OpenAL support for graphics as well as sound, and game developers can access the handset's Accelerometer for motion-based controls. Travis Boatman -- vice president of worldwide studios for EA Mobile -- took the stage at Apple's town hall meeting to talk about iPhone owners controlling 'Spore' by moving the iPhone in space.

The first game demonstrated for iPhone, titled 'Touch Fighter,' is the brainchild of several companies invited by Apple to send software architects to work on a single project.

SEGA also took the stage, calling Apple's iPhone SDK "flexible and powerful." The game company announced a demo version of Super Monkey Ball for iPhone, using the handset's Accelerometer to move the monkey around the screen. SEGA also said Super Monkey Ball for iPhone is the full console game, not a trimmed-down cellphone version common in the mobile arena.




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  1. njfuzzy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not so clear

    The software demonstrated were technology demoes. None of these games were promised to actually be available.

  1. WiseWeasel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Woot!

    It's like Christmas in March. /nerdgasm

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: woot!

    Isn't it more like Columbus Day? Since the store won't open for three months...

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    So what?

    I have a DS Lite and a Sony PSP for my mobile gaming pleasure. The games on these dedicated machines are of better quality and will continue to be so.

    I would much rather see Apple open up the iPhone and iPod Touch so that it could be used as a true touchscreen-based computer...a modern Newton.

    Give us the ability to add a keyboard via bluetooth or the dock connector. Give us the ability to save files to the system memory. Give us the option to run programs that are not "web apps" and I would be all over it!!!

    The problem is that Apple sells laptops and has taken a different track regarding small computers - Macbook Air, instead of going with a Newton type device. Soooo many university students (and younger) could truly benefit from an iPod Touch with full Newton capabilities (including handwriting recognition). Oh well, back to Nokia N800.

  1. ApeInTheShell

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I would rather

    If you were a gamer than this would be exciting news. I like games on my phone but most of them are low scale versions or puzzle games. I can't wait to play Super Monkeyball on my iPod Touch.

  1. docsharp76

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple: Spore, iPhone

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  1. docsharp76

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Expensive iPhone

    The iPhone is too expensive for me, so I'd rather stick with my iPod.
    http://www.ipod-repair-guide.com

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