[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable games platform, as written by editor Matt Burris and guest editor Danny Cowan.]
This week's notable items in the iPhone gaming space, as covered by FingerGaming, include news of iShoot
's App Store success, a review of Fieldsystems' Newtonica2
, and the announcement of an iPhone port for PopCap's Peggle
Here are the top stories:
- PopCap's Peggle Coming Soon to iPhone
"PopCap revealed yesterday in a now-removed Twitter update that its flagship puzzle game Peggle
is coming soon to the iPhone and iPod Touch."
- Review: Newtonica2
is the kind of game that drips with value for 99 cents. The story is simple. You’re a godlike figure who must help a baby bird make his way back to his father by causing 'cosmic waves' that direct him into the nearest portal. Makes perfect sense!"
- Equilibrio Developer Diary 5: Worldwide Tour
"Today, I'll talk about two distinct things: first, how to create a casual and hardcore-friendly game, and secondly, I'll give some general information we’d like to share with fellow and wanna-be iPhone developers who’d like to launch a worldwide title."
- New Jake Hunter Chapter Reaches iPhone
"While Jake Hunter
is still a relatively new and unknown name to gamers in the United States, these games are part of the long-running Tantei Jinguji Saburo
adventure series in Japan, which reaches as far back as the 8-bit Famicom."
- Midway Announces Five TouchMaster Titles for January
"Following the success of recent iPhone conversions of popular bartop games like Megatouch Monkey Bash
and Megatouch Lucky 11's
, Midway plans to bring five of its own bartop-styled TouchMaster
games to Apple's platform by the end of this month."
- iShoot Developer Gets 10,000 Downloads Daily, Quits Day Job
"The article reveals the numbers needed for a title to become the App Store's biggest seller in the Games category. iShoot
reached the top spot after achieving more than 10,000 daily downloads -- that's a daily cut of $21,000, after figuring in Apple's percentage of the take."