iPad developers innovate with iPhone controlled games
It looks like app developers are really starting to ramp up what they can do with the iPad. A lot of apps I’ve played with allow little room for the iPad’s tilt sensors, apart from basic screen rotation, but it’s starting to trickle through as game developers have a go.
The developers at SMHK have created a basic, but very ambitious racing game using the iPhone’s motion sensor as a controller. Pad Racer look’s like a basic version of Mario Kart on the Wii, but from a bird’s eye view.
The game uses the iPhone’s Bluetooth or WiFi connection to connect to the iPad as a remote control, and from the screenshots provided, up to four people can play at once.
Of course, affording the kit is a different matter altogether…
And it looks like other developers are picking up too.
Like James Cameron had to wait until the right technology to make ‘Avatar,’ I reckon now it won’t be long until more pick this one up: having iPhone/iPad tie-ins, apps can offer additional value in the same way Fox bundle digital copies of films with their DVDs.