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Best of FingerGaming: From iShoot to Peggle

Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable games platform -- this time covering iShoot, Newtonica2, and an upcoming port for Peggle<
[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 "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."

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