Apr 9, 2012

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Joe Danger Making Its Way To iOS

Joe Danger Making Its Way To iOS

The arcade-styled motorbike stunt game that first appeared on the PSN back in 2010 will be making its way onto iOS devices in the near future. Hello Games’ Joe Danger, which was also released on the XBLA, will be making its debut on iOS devices. However, this will not be a port of the PSN and XBLA versions. Instead Hello Games’ co-founder Sean Murray intends to have Joe Danger be platform-specific and being built from the ground-up for the iOS. He comments:

I think games that people love on the iPhone have something in common, their controls are made for the device. Swiping in Temple Run, slashing fruit in Fruit Ninja or pulling back a catapult in Angry Birds are controls that are best on a touchscreen. I hate the virtual d-Pad, it never feels right to me. It feels like something that only exists to make porting games easier.

Joe Danger is a game with a lot of depth to the controls. We want to make very much an arcade game on your mobile. You swipe the screen to make Joe wheelie, you nudge him in the air to affect his gravity, you can flick a barrier out of the way, or wrestle with the shark in the shark tank. You have such control that levels that would be impossible on console are much easier on the touchscreen.

[Source: Gamasutra via touchArcade]