Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spore ported to iPhone

Apple announced a slew of new features for the iPhone today including the release of their software development kit (SDK). One of the demonstrations applications shown was a quickie port of Spore from EA as well as a port of Sega's Super Monkey Ball, both hardware 3D accelerated with OpenGL ES. Will this usher in a new era of mobile gaming?

Applications will be distributed through iTunes, with the developer receiving a 70% share of revenue. Signing as a developer will cost $99 annually. Apple will also allow free applications to be distributed through iTunes.

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