Epic’s Unreal Development Kit will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch soon, giving game designers a new tool for building iOS-compatible mobile games. The news comes about a week after Apple relaxed its restrictions on tools developers can use to code apps for iOS.
Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have claimed a substantially larger part of the mobile gaming market than Sony’s PSP, and are quickly gaining on Nintendo’s DS and DSi. About 40.1 million iOS device users in the U.S. are into mobile gaming, while only 18 million play games on the PSP.
Apple’s Game Center, new with iOS 4.1, lets users connect with their friends to play games and compete against each other. Adding games to Game Center, however, isn’t exactly straight forward.
Pangea Software, makers of many top notch games for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, release new versions of their most popular games for iOS devices on Thursday. Cro-Mag Rally, Nanosaur II, and Enigmo have been updated to take advantage of Apple’s Game Center feature available in the recently released iOS 4.1.
iOS 4.1 includes Apple’s new social game service called Game Center. It only takes a few steps to get up and running, and it uses your existing Apple ID, so you don’t have to set up another social network account.
3D Magic announced the immediate availability of Assault Commando for the iPhone and iPod touch on Friday. Assault Commando is top-down shooter style game that send players on a mission to stop a mad scientist from taking over the world.
Chillingo announced the immediate availability of Lamp of Aladdin for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Thursday. The game puts players in the role of Aladdin to solve a series of puzzles with the help of his magic lamp.
TransGaming, Inc. announced Tuesday the release of Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening for the Mac. The title is an expansion pack for the Dragon Age series, a “dark fantasy” role playing game.
Eyedip announced Monday the release of Flight Doodle and Flight Doodle HD, a new game for iPhone and iPad where the player is a balloon and the enemy is a never-ending stream of falling object out to pop you. Oh noes!
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