Firemint's Real Racing was already one of the most buzzed-about iPhone apps, but the extra screen real estate and speedier processor gives Real Racing HD for the iPad much more room to shine, resulting in a true showcase title for Apple's new tablet.
Life for an iPhone OS developer must surely be difficult these days: In the wake of the iPad, developers have to choose between having separate apps for the iPhone/iPod touch and now the iPad, or to make their apps universal and appeal to both crowds at once. The issue is even thornier when it comes to gaming.
Whether you waited in line at your local Apple Store or Best Buy or
constantly refreshed UPS.com while staring at your front door, take
solace new iPad owners: the hard part is over. Now comes the fun of
loading your glorious new tablet with tons of sweet and innovative apps.
Regardless of whether you're a hardcore gamer or more the casual sort,
the iPad App Store already has tons of great gaming options tailored
specifically for the device. We tore into the App Store immediately upon
receiving our iPads, and put together a list of 25 launch games worth
the time and money of you lucky early adopters.
Okay, it's April 1 so you take things with a grain of salt…but would our
friends at ThinkGeek
lie to us? They're showing the new iCade, and iPad arcade cabinet that
gives realistic arcade controls to class games running on the iPad.
One of the great things about the iPad is that nearly all iPhone games
will run on it right out of the box--that's a huge library of titles. But, iPad
owners will be looking for games that exploit the higher resolution. TouchArcade
reports that Ngomco is working to fill that gap.
Critical Thought Games was involved in a slew of complicated business
deals with Simutronics, but owner David
Whatley has managed to make it out. Now, Whatley and his crew are
discussing bringing the popular iPhone game, geoDefense, to the iPad.