updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri August 7, 2009
Mad Monkey goes 3GS-only
Game maker Mad Monkey Studio has announced plans to go into iPhone development. The company has in the past worked on minor titles for multiple platforms, including the PS2, Wii and DS. In terms of the iPhone, however, development will exclusively target the iPhone 3GS, as a result of the performance difference over the 3G. A demonstration video shows a 3D flythrough running four times faster on a 3GS. No other project details have been announced.
Concern has been raised in recent months that the game industry as a whole may begin to favor faster iPhones, leaving original models behind, much as Mac and Windows games tend to require better CPUs and video cards over time. Cellphone games have traditionally been immune to requirement creep, as a result of slower hardware evolution. Because Apple is committed to upgrading iPhones every year, however, new titles may begin pushing performance limits on a regular basis.