Tag Archives: Zen Garden

Roll the clocks back to WWDC, and we were all stoked to hear about Apple's new feature called "Metal." In a supreme nutshell, what this is is the new ability for iOS developers to get much more direct access to the hardware of your phone, thus allowing for much better performance in games. Gameloft's Asphalt 8 already got updated with Metal support, but if you want to see the demo from the keynote in your own hands, download the free Zen Garden [Free] from the App Store...

E3 2014: Hands on with Epic's 'Zen Garden'

If you were watching the WWDC keynote or read anything about it afterwards, Epic's Zen Garden is likely old news. It's a tech demo that Epic put together to show off just how much more you can do with graphics in iOS games when you use iOS 8's new Metal feature, which allows developers to push existing iOS hardware way further. Like all tech demos, particularly those shown at an event like a keynote, it's natural to be at least a little skeptical about whether or not what you're seeing is real...