If you heard some thumping this morning, relax. It was just me kneeing my desk over this bit of news: Amanita Design’s iOS port of its beautiful point-and-click adventure game, Machinarium, will only run on the iPad 2. The studio explained the move on its blog, stating that it “needs quite a lot of memory and fast CPU, so it works well only on [the] iPad 2.” That sounds reasonable enough, I suppose.
Amanita then apologized to original iPad owners after stating that there are “no compromises” in the iPad 2 version of the game. Capable Android tablets and the RIM Playbook are still slated to receive their own versions of the title.
In some lighter news, Machinarium has been submitted to Apple certification and “should be” available for download this coming September 8. Have fun, iPad 2 users. Tell us how it goes. Wait, don't -- I'll cry. I'm sensitive about this.