Remember last week when we posted a set of borderline unbelievable looking screenshots for Madfinger's upcoming Shadowgun? I admit, even I was skeptical about whether or not this game would look anything like this when it's actually running on a device. Two videos recently appeared with the game running on a Tegra 2-based Android device, give 'em a look:

If this is how the game runs on Tegra 2 devices, I can't wait to see it running on the iPad 2 which is a graphical beast in comparison. Madfinger has committed to releasing the game on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, and of course, whatever the iPhone 5 is called. No word yet on older devices. If this all sounds interesting to you (and I don't know why it wouldn't), stop by the thread on our forums where people from Madfinger are actively posting and answering questions.

  • Awesome

    laggy, not for ipod  touch 3 :(

  • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

    People don`t forget that the Acer Device is a Dual Core GPU with 1 Ghz so you can`t compare it to the first iPad directly. Also the Device is using a SSD + Windows 7 (Loading Times!). I would really like to do some "Direct Recordings" of the iPad/iPad 2 Version and hopefully the Developer will sent me a Testbuild so i can create some 15 Minutes HD Gameplay Trailer.

    Besides that, so far the Game is looking Great and i am sure that the Developer has sure added a sweat Gameplay Part too.

    • Anonymous

      Windows 7? Where?

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    Strange mix of a realistic character model with cartoony scenery.

    • IndiePro

      Looks no stranger than Borderlands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marshall/1393515108 Chris Marshall

    If it looks this good on the Tegra 2, I can't wait to see how much better it will look on the More Graphically powerful A5. This is going to be amazing, either way.

    • Julian Blau

      I can't wait for the Tegra 3 (Kal-El) to come out. it should be releesed in this summer, and it is way faster than A5 and tegra 2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    Ff

    • wingzero0

      Just be happy their even making the game at all. We're just the consumer. They put in the work. Appericate their effort and wait for the finished product. A little extra shading here and there isn't going to big a huge deal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marshall/1393515108 Chris Marshall

        Well looking at how the tegra 2 and the A5 GPU utilize their work load, which is very similar, it could come down simply adding higher res textures, more polygons and better dynamic lighting. The thing here is that Using Unreal and Unity, adjusting the settings for higher quality graphics can be as simply and like tuning the settings on a PC. Of course that is if they make the game for PC quality then tone it down step by step them optimize it for the Tegra 2 and then the A5

      • Anonymous

        Funnily enough, they'd make way more money on the App Store...

    • http://www.CasualGameStore.com jtrencsenyi

      It's a Unity3D based game. They can port and optimize Android games to iOS easily.

    • http://angryant.com AngryAnt

      It does run on both android and iOS.

  • Andrew

    Sure it looks good but have an action gun fight and that thing will suffer greatly from lag. Plus I'd rather play it with physical controls and not the touch.

    • Anonymous

      I like how we've seen about a minute of game footage and you're already sure there will be lag in a fight we've never seen yet.

    • BruteOutlawz

      Are you lost?

    • BruteOutlawz

      Are you lost?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KY5JJ2R2O73FNWBN43V2FPE6FM crex

    All I have to say is WOW!

  • wingzero0

    People, people. There's a very good reason why their show casing this game on Tegra 2. Brand recognition. Ipad 2 may be more "graphically powerful" but its chip set isn't as PC recognized. And the Tegra 3 will stomp a mud hole into the Ipad 2 and all current Android tablets on the market now. This is what the MADFINGER devs are really waiting on. Lets make sure we give them as much support as possible. Mobile gaming for Android and Apple is going to take off!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

      So you can't get brand recognition with ipad2 but you can easily do that with a random Android tablet??
      Anyway I hope you are right. If they're making this with tegra3 in mind (which no one has really acknowledged that) than we can be rest assured that they're will be some more advanced shader and effects work for the ipad2 compared to the tegra2 version.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Well, the one benefit that Tegra-centric devs have is that Nvidia really goes out of their way to promote developers who make crazy games like this on the platform. Alternatively, make an insane game for an iOS device and you might get featured once in a while and have it appear for a second or two in a commercial.

        I'm not sure how all the Nvidia pimpage shakes out in the end, but for game devs they do a far better job than Apple of really highlighting cool things.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

        Well I guess we could argue for hours and not get anywhere!
        This though is not an ordinary game to get lost in the chaos of the Appstore and lose audience attention.
        If it was a match 3 game than I would probably say they decided correctly to promote this heavily for tegra. 
        This is certainly going to be promoted in the app of the week and that alone will give them a couple hundred thousand downloads...
        Aside from that it's going to get lots and lots of reviews since this is one of the few games with console like graphics and is probably (if it's any good) going to be the game to get when you buy your new iPad like real racing is.
        So I don't think that they will have any problems making their app known to the public.
        And to top it all off there are millions of ipad 2 users alone compared to a few hundred thousands android tablet users capable of running the game.
        The user base of the ios is so much bigger and so much more willing to spend money on a app.
        As you say we'll see how it pans out!! I just hope they make a mind blowing port for the iPad!

  • wingzero0

    @Dimitris. Not trying to engage in a pointless ios vs android debate. I'm simply stating that people recognize the Tegra brand since its associated with PC gaming. Even you know that to be true.

  • Midfds

    releasing the game on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4why not ipod touch 4G? it have the same processor like a ipad 1 and the same working memory.

    • wingzero0

      It might be reasonable to conclude that this will be released on the iPod 4g. I don't see any reason for it not to be made available for that device.

    • Anonymous

      I'm 99% sure that the iPod Touch 4 will get it too, because the only difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4 is that there's only 256MB of RAM in the iPod touch 4.

      Plus, the iPod touch 4 is a lot more powerful than the first iPad.

      • Anonymous

        I don't think that is the case...

        iPod Touch 4G is clocked slower than the iPad 1 and they have the same processor package with the same amount of RAM. Also both have to fill nearly the same amount of pixels because of the iPod's retina display.

    • Anonymous

      I'm 99% sure that the iPod Touch 4 will get it too, because the only difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4 is that there's only 256MB of RAM in the iPod touch 4.

      Plus, the iPod touch 4 is a lot more powerful than the first iPad.

  • Czech_Boy

    The guy in the second vid was Czech and he was basically saying that he thinks the graphics were unbelievable and didn't expect them to be so good. He said it was comparable to PS3 and Xbox, but on a tablet. He also said he cant wait to play around with it some more and will maybe post another video later on ;) 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Is it an actual campaign story or a MP deathmatch game with a career mode like Unreal Tournament?

  • SILen(e

    They are showing it on Tegra 2, because Nvidia likely sent them a bunch of Tegra 2 tablets for developement and their own personal professional Nvidia graphics developer, to help them get the game done.
    That "The Way it's meant to be played" stuff, which is the reason why TWIMTBP-games won't run as well on ATI graphics cards and why games on the PC are using Nvidia-exclusive features like PhysX and 3D Vision.

  • Anonymous

    While a single character running around a static level is great and all...

    It is going to be a whole lot different when you stick multiple characters with multiple different textures/shaders/animations all while running some simple AI and collision detection. Also you will need to factor in level size, as the area he walked around in was around ten feet.

    I think it will still look good, but I doubt they will keep the character detail so high in the actual game. And most of the lighting looks pre-baked, even though he says it is dynamic. As the character walks through the brighter areas it doesn't seem to change the lighting on him so I am a bit skeptical of his claim.

    But cool demo nonetheless. 

  • Anonymous

    Not completely impressed with the framerate shown (a few blips), but I suppose it's still a work in progress!
    If anything, I guess it bodes well for those of us with the first iPad - if it's made to be playable on that t2 tablet, it should be about the same on iPad1 (and similar).

  • jare0674

    So if this is on a Tegra 2 what would it look like on an iPhone 4, I've never heard of Tegra before so I don't know how their power compares?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marshall/1393515108 Chris Marshall

      Tegra 2 is a SOC made by Nvidia. Last year when it was a huge step for gaming on mobile platforms, but also for all around power and efficiency for smart phones and tablets. It made the A4 processor look like a joke, and even more so when compared to the SGX535.

      Today the tegra 2 is about a half to a third as powerful as the A5. As for this game, you most likely wont be seeing it on the A4 systems but the A5 ones.

      • Julian Blau

        The same is gonna happen again with Nvidia's Tegra 3 (Kal-el).  

      • Julian Blau

        By the way Tegra 2 was the first mobile dual core processor, and the Tegra 3 is the worlds first mobile quad-core.

  • http://twitter.com/bivisgames Bivis Games

    the first time I saw this video I swear I thought it was a game X360!

  • Julian Blau

    i cant wait for the Tegra 3 (Kal-el) to be released its 5 times faster than Tegra 2, can run videos with 2560x1600 resolution and its the first tablet quad core processor ever made. And it has 12-cores. Its just awesome good work Nvidia.