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iPhone: Quake3!

02-24-2009, 07:59 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 73
Quake3!

Check it out on Shacknews. Its real this time.

Id is working on it so no weird jailbreak port this time. I guess this explains why nothing ever came of those old videos of Q3 on the iPhone.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57392

Anyways, I'm excited as shit about this one. Can't wait.

w00t w00t

Artist - MotionX

Last edited by Finchypoo; 02-24-2009 at 08:03 PM.
02-24-2009, 08:01 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 1,549
omg wow good

Plus+ ID: Wegmans

02-24-2009, 08:03 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
Omg yea woot woot *parties*
02-24-2009, 08:03 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: [480] :: AZ
Posts: 52
Nice find!

I'll be really excited about this if they'll have some form of online play... Although I won't hold my breath.
02-24-2009, 08:08 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 73
I guess only time will tell, but Quake3 is all about multiplayer, I dont think they would leave it out.

QuakeLive is a total blast, If they could just make QL for iphone that supports the same convenient server selection and skill matching as QL it would be amazing.

iPhone vs iPhone only though, it would be a laugh to take on some of those QL players with an iPhone.

Artist - MotionX
02-24-2009, 08:10 PM
#6
whoa, it'd be sick if this came out in the appstore
but the dev would have to get passed that stupid accepting policy or whatever that apple is so uptight about
02-24-2009, 08:12 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 73
the Dev is Id, they made Quake3 in the first place, so its totally legit.

Artist - MotionX
02-24-2009, 08:12 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: England
Posts: 738
Excellent news!!! And even better, who more experienced than id to make a FPS work on the iPhone? I guess it seemed inevitable really.

Man, it wasn't long ago we were talking about the lack of FPS on the iPhone, and yet now it seems like the new fart app. Definately tracking this one.
02-24-2009, 08:15 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 894
Wow, Q3 was awesome as multiplayer online. But what will make or break it are the controls. I was thinking something like iDracula for movement and aiming, but then how would you fire??? Can't have it on auto firing... Can you? Then you'd miss out on sniping and stalking the enemy by giving away your position when turning...

EDIT: oh I get it! Imagine holding iPhone facing you horizontally. Tilt forwards and backwards for the obvious. Tilt left/right for sidestepping. Left on-screen wheel for aiming. Right side has button overlays for jumping, crouching, and firing.

(Was all that implemented in "Edge" the FPS game? Can't remember... Gave up on that at v1.0)

Last edited by hkiphone; 02-24-2009 at 08:21 PM. Reason: Controls
02-24-2009, 08:17 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: England
Posts: 738
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhcpdrummer View Post
whoa, it'd be sick if this came out in the appstore
but the dev would have to get passed that stupid accepting policy or whatever that apple is so uptight about
A massive title like Quake, being ported to the iPhone by it's legal owners? Apple will approve without even testing it (pretty much anyway) because they see the money signs on the horizon.