updated 11:40 am EDT, Wed August 20, 2008
Real Racing preview
Firemint has previewed a new game in development for the iPhone. Titled Real Racing, it features accelerometer-based driving, but also the rare option of head-to-head play over Wi-Fi or cellular networks, including support for creating mini-leagues with friends. Its Australian developer has also spoke of features such as associated Facebook and OpenSocial applications, which will let users show off their stats through social networks.
Firemint also hopes to take advantage of YouTube, by uploading a video of the best lap whenever a time is submitted to leaderboards. The game is expected to be released before Christmas this year, and will likely be available for the iPhone and several Nokia devices through a Symbian port.