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Which games are NOT compatible with iOS 5?

11-22-2011, 06:01 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,626
Which games are NOT compatible with iOS 5?

Would you guys please consider doing a feature article on incompatible games with iOS 5? I've been trying to play a few games I've purchased from big names like Telltale and Gameloft, and the games aren't compatible with iOS 5! These are big mobile developers and they should have their games prepared for the latest iOS releases. The two titles I'm currently waiting on are Puzzle Agent and NOVA. How in the world can the developers get away with selling us these games when they aren't even playable?!?

Their app descriptions list that an update is on it's way, but that's been in the description for weeks... about the same amount of time we've had iOS 5! Don't they get the kit for iOS 5 before the public in order to prepare their catalogs for the update?

I just want to voice this and suggest a feature article because I imagine there are quite a few games and developers out there that aren't doing anything to fix the issue. And there are probably quite a few gamers frustrated about it. And I, for one, am tired of it going unnoticed!

Thanks for all your hard work and great writing, TouchArcade!
11-22-2011, 08:41 PM
#2
So far the only one I noticed is Royal Envoy, it crashes on level 6. They have been working on an update I hear...
11-23-2011, 03:48 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 1,509
First off, a disclaimer that Great Little War Game works fine on iOS 5.

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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
I've purchased from big names like Telltale and Gameloft, and the games aren't compatible with iOS 5! These are big mobile developers and they should have their games prepared for the latest iOS releases.
Their app descriptions list that an update is on it's way, but that's been in the description for weeks... about the same amount of time we've had iOS 5! Don't they get the kit for iOS 5 before the public in order to prepare their catalogs for the update?
We all had access to early beta's, but a beta is a beta. We get the final release the same time you do. You must also understand that Apple takes about a week to approve an update, so there'll be no "instafixes". Some bugs can take a long time to find and stomp and then you might need another QA pass to make sure you didn't break anything else.

And of course some developers just don't care as much as others. We've always been highly proactive with this sort of thing but that's sadly not the case everywhere. And often worse with the bigger organisations. Support your indies!

Finally, updating some hobby project is no big deal, but when you have a million paying customers with a working game, it's suicide to release a buggy update and have all those people rise up at once.

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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
The two titles I'm currently waiting on are Puzzle Agent and NOVA. How in the world can the developers get away with selling us these games when they aren't even playable?!?
I don't think iOS5 requirement can be filtered yet.
11-23-2011, 04:33 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Australia, mate!
Posts: 8,419
Fifa 12.

hi
11-23-2011, 01:07 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 338
- Mini Fighter 1 (by CJ Internet Corp.) - Crashes after 1st logo.

- Tappi Bear All in 1 (by Taplay Limited) - Works fine on iPad 2, but on iPod Touch 4G the game "Tap Tap Jump (05)" crashes the app when you get a game over.

- Eternity - Garden Of Heaven (by NJ Inc.) - They removed the app from the store after iOS 5 was released? The main menu was a white screen with leaves blowing around.

Last edited by AENIGMA; 11-23-2011 at 01:17 PM.