Great Idea to Bring in More Titles!

10-09-2008, 09:36 PM
#1
Great Idea to Bring in More Titles!

I have a great idea for getting more high quality apps on the store:

Allow Click-Wheel Games to be played on iPhone OS devices with a virtual click wheel as the input. Click Wheel game's logos could have a small click wheel on the corner to show what it is.

What do you think? It would be great for people switching from nanos/classics to iphone/touch.
10-09-2008, 09:40 PM
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How is this better than say a virtual D-Pad?

10-09-2008, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Everydaynormalguy View Post
How is this better than say a virtual D-Pad?
The emphasis is not on the virtual clickwheel, but on porting existing iPod classic games to iPhones.
10-09-2008, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Everydaynormalguy View Post
How is this better than say a virtual D-Pad?
Well the click wheel already has dozens of high-quality published games.

Last edited by BulletDev; 12-07-2012 at 04:47 AM.
10-09-2008, 09:46 PM
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You are absolutely right. Why take games like Texas Hold'em, Vortex, etc. for the regular old iPod and make them better and more intuitive with touch and tolit controls, when we can just port them and charge you to buy them all again...? No-brainer if you ask me. Do you work for apple??
10-09-2008, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NJPodder View Post
You are absolutely right. Why take games like Texas Hold'em, Vortex, etc. for the regular old iPod and make them better and more intuitive with touch and tolit controls, when we can just port them and charge you to buy them all again...? No-brainer if you ask me. Do you work for apple??
I wish I worked for Apple, but I'm afriad the answer is no
10-09-2008, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by donkei View Post
The emphasis is not on the virtual clickwheel, but on porting existing iPod classic games to iPhones.
Thanks for clarifying that. But sitll, i've never heard of any "quality games" designed for old iPods.
10-09-2008, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Everydaynormalguy View Post
Thanks for clarifying that. But sitll, i've never heard of any "quality games" designed for old iPods.
haha well I liked some of them. $5.99 might be a little expensive for some but It was really worth it for Monopoly, Sonic, Mini Golf etc ect
10-09-2008, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Everydaynormalguy View Post
Thanks for clarifying that. But sitll, i've never heard of any "quality games" designed for old iPods.
For me, Sonic is definitely one. I'd pick Sony straight away if it's available for iPhone. But mind you, I only love the classic Sonic, not all the stupid 3d remake.

And one interesting thing is that the iPod classic and its variants have physical buttons, so in a way they're more suitable to platformers than iPhone with its frustrating virtual d-pad.
10-09-2008, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BarringtonSoftware View Post
Well the click wheel already has dozens of high-quality published games.

That was a very very strange argument you made.
Of the games for click wheel ipods only about 12 are not available in the appstore. Of those 12 I know of 4 that are confirmed to be coming soon and 3 that have clones available.

the only ones I care about are Phase and Song Summoner but due to limitations placed by apple they aren't likely to come out at all