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iPad mini exclusive games

08-03-2013, 11:55 AM
#1
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iPad mini exclusive games

Does anyone make games specially targeted at the iPad mini? I mean that the game would specifically optimised to play best on an iPad Mini.
08-03-2013, 02:47 PM
#2
What does it mean to exclusively target the iPad Mini? It can't be the resolution, as that's the same on the iPad 1 and 2 and the newer models will just double it. So what is it about the physical size that makes you want to target it specifically? Cops 'n Robbers (my newest game) I think plays best on an iPad Mini when held like a controller, but that doesn't stop iPad users from enjoying it. It was also designed as a universal app.

So what is it about your app that needs a 7" tablet to work at its best?
08-03-2013, 03:55 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvanis View Post
What does it mean to exclusively target the iPad Mini? It can't be the resolution, as that's the same on the iPad 1 and 2 and the newer models will just double it. So what is it about the physical size that makes you want to target it specifically? Cops 'n Robbers (my newest game) I think plays best on an iPad Mini when held like a controller, but that doesn't stop iPad users from enjoying it. It was also designed as a universal app.

So what is it about your app that needs a 7" tablet to work at its best?
The physical size of the device is very important when you design your game. Widgets can't be much smaller than your finger tip size, otherwise it's too fiddly to play. I'm not saying that I would prevent it running on normal size iPad. Just that I only have resources to optimize for one form factor
08-03-2013, 04:03 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ed_welch View Post
Does anyone make games specially targeted at the iPad mini? I mean that the game would specifically optimised to play best on an iPad Mini.
Nope