iPad Ports to Wireless Mobile Games before iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by The Lab, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. The Lab

    The Lab Well-Known Member

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    I keep noticing that there are great games that get ported over to just wireless mobile devices examples Wolfenstien RPG, Prince of Persia, Sonic, etc.. My question is why move it there before moving it to the iPhone?
     
  2. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Those ports were probably done years ago
     
  3. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    The companies that make mobile games have their licensing agreements, development pipelines, years of expertise etc. all centered around the business idea of developing mostly Java games for the mass-market handsets.

    Would you really want those games ported to this platform?
     
  4. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    I think he means the game concept. At least I would hope... Who would want to play cell phone games on an iPhone??
     
  5. STP_Steve

    STP_Steve Well-Known Member

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    Two reasons. First, most of those ports were done well before the App Store was created. Secondly, even with the iPhone on the scene, there's still a ton of money to be made on feature phones, provided you can hit a sizable percentage of devices.
     
  6. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    I don't want games ported to the iPhone unless they use all of the iPhone's function's properly (tilt/touch/tap/swipe). I don't think many people would buy the games if they had big buttons on the screen (I'm looking at you, Crystal Defenders). They should at least look like they're made specifically for the iPhone.

    Hopefully that makes sense, I had a hard time putting my thoughts into words :p
     
  7. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    i wish someone will port sonic cause sonic owns all of you :) and its freaken awsome
     

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