picture-1Events like WWDC are great... not only to put faces to names but when else would we realistically be able to talk face to face with many of the iPhone developers from around the world. Australian-based Rob Murray of Firemint was present last night to show off their new Real Racing game to the crowd and during the demo he announced that a pending update will be adding 6-way Wi-Fi Multiplayer.

For those not familiar with the Real Racing, we thought the game offered an unrivaled racing experience on the iPhone. The game has been earning some much deserved recognition and is quickly making it's way to the top of the App Store charts.

We caught up with Rob later in the evening to see what his plans were now that Real Racing had finally been released. Rob indicated that they still have a lot of work planned for Real Racing itself and that the 6-player local Wi-Fi multiplayer update would be submitted soon. For the Real Racing plans beyond that, we'll just have to stay tuned. Rob also reports that they are still working on other iPhone games and have been heavily prototyping various concepts. He seemed aware that the expectations for his company are quite high after the massive popularity and success of Flight Control and the wonderful early reception of Real Racing. We'll be sure to report on their future plans when they are ready to announce them.

App Store Link: Real Racing, $9.99, Flight Control, $0.99

  • SalsaMD

    It is impressive that Real Racing has a 5 star average still with 210 ratings.

    I have to imagine the 7 "1 star" ratings are from a few inept at rating via their iphone.

  • SalsaMD

    It is impressive that Real Racing has a 5 star average still with 210 ratings.

    I have to imagine the 7 "1 star" ratings are from a few inept at rating via their iphone.

  • Diablohead

    Is this another case of wi-fi = lan?

    Either way 6 players will be great, head to head only goes so far with friends.

  • Diablohead

    Is this another case of wi-fi = lan?

    Either way 6 players will be great, head to head only goes so far with friends.

  • http://Twitter.com/ossobuco OssoBuco

    @SalsaMD These 1 star ratings always seem to be from people that never reboot their iPhone every now and then, so the games that use a bunch of memory starts to crash at start because of all the trash memory that's built up.

    Apple needs to start recommending that iPhone users reboot their devices.

  • http://Twitter.com/ossobuco OssoBuco

    @SalsaMD These 1 star ratings always seem to be from people that never reboot their iPhone every now and then, so the games that use a bunch of memory starts to crash at start because of all the trash memory that's built up.

    Apple needs to start recommending that iPhone users reboot their devices.

  • kevlar

    Again with the local! why can't they do multiplayer over wifi/internet? I can understand that over 3g wouldn't work very well if at all but wifi/internet should work fine.

  • kevlar

    Again with the local! why can't they do multiplayer over wifi/internet? I can understand that over 3g wouldn't work very well if at all but wifi/internet should work fine.

  • Learjetzoom

    wonder if it will be multiplayer blutooth?

  • Learjetzoom

    wonder if it will be multiplayer blutooth?

  • Finch

    hopefully with 3.0 they will work in bluetooth multiplayer too, in case there is no wifi network present.

    As it is the game is great. A minimap and more car variation would be great but the gameplay is there, they really got tilt controls down.

  • Finch

    hopefully with 3.0 they will work in bluetooth multiplayer too, in case there is no wifi network present.

    As it is the game is great. A minimap and more car variation would be great but the gameplay is there, they really got tilt controls down.

  • Nonny

    I think its only a matter of time before developers start offering proper Wifi over WAN. Much like the NDS, someone has to start the trend and the rest will follow based on popularity.

    The only thing it really needs though is a friends list/tracker and Im not sure how they'd implement that on a phone but perhaps it could be uniquely tied to your phone number & email address?

    Either way the more development in the Wifi space the better, people seem to forget its still early days for the iPhone as a gaming platform but its gathered pace at an alarming rate. Give it time...

    As for this news... great stuff. I respect Firemint as a developer simply because they dont put out a game till they deem its "ready" and support it fully there after. 6 player Wifi is great, with Firmware 3.0 knocking on the door lets also add Bluetooth?

  • Nonny

    I think its only a matter of time before developers start offering proper Wifi over WAN. Much like the NDS, someone has to start the trend and the rest will follow based on popularity.

    The only thing it really needs though is a friends list/tracker and Im not sure how they'd implement that on a phone but perhaps it could be uniquely tied to your phone number & email address?

    Either way the more development in the Wifi space the better, people seem to forget its still early days for the iPhone as a gaming platform but its gathered pace at an alarming rate. Give it time...

    As for this news... great stuff. I respect Firemint as a developer simply because they dont put out a game till they deem its "ready" and support it fully there after. 6 player Wifi is great, with Firmware 3.0 knocking on the door lets also add Bluetooth?

  • Qasim

    Looks like Firemint (unlike EA) have plans to update their new and excellent racing app: Real Racing! (which i think is a MUST buy )

  • Qasim

    Looks like Firemint (unlike EA) have plans to update their new and excellent racing app: Real Racing! (which i think is a MUST buy )

  • Mac

    They need to add online multiplayer, forget about this local stuff

  • Mac

    They need to add online multiplayer, forget about this local stuff

  • arta

    Indeed Mac. They also need to let you make youtube uploads of these multiplayer matches.

  • arta

    Indeed Mac. They also need to let you make youtube uploads of these multiplayer matches.

  • TKO

    Damn ..maybe I have to buy this. I'm trying to save money, but I love racing games. And they keep making this one better and better. Not sure how I'm gonna convince my cheap brother to buy it to so I have someone to game against though. :D

  • TKO

    Damn ..maybe I have to buy this. I'm trying to save money, but I love racing games. And they keep making this one better and better. Not sure how I'm gonna convince my cheap brother to buy it to so I have someone to game against though. :D

  • Capone

    It's so annoying. Firemint assumes that I have five friends with an iPhone that I can get up here in my apartment so we can play Real Racing locally?! What the hell are they consuming?
    Like Mac said, we need online multiplayer.

    • http://www.thun.ch Nico

      Nice! Sehr gut!

  • Capone

    It's so annoying. Firemint assumes that I have five friends with an iPhone that I can get up here in my apartment so we can play Real Racing locally?! What the hell are they consuming?
    Like Mac said, we need online multiplayer.

    • http://www.thun.ch Nico

      Nice! Sehr gut!

  • Reason21

    F they add online multiplayer I'll get this. Until then not too interested.

  • Reason21

    F they add online multiplayer I'll get this. Until then not too interested.

  • http://www.thun.ch Nico

    Yeah Capone you're absolutely right. Why i have the feeling that i already know you? Its like a Game without strike.

  • http://www.thun.ch Nico

    Yeah Capone you're absolutely right. Why i have the feeling that i already know you? Its like a Game without strike.