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iPad Games with iPhone/iPod as a controller

04-15-2011, 12:58 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
iPad Games with iPhone/iPod as a controller

EDIT June 15th: Added "coming soon"
EDIT May 11th: Updated list based on input from comments

So I just went out and bought the the digital AV adapter and have been having a lot of fun displaying some apps on my TV. What has me intrigued the most is using the iPad connected to my TV as a game console and my iPhone as a controller. I thought we could start a thread that lists games where this feature is supported, and update it as more games come out that include it. If anyone has any comments or has heard of anything more, please post!

Game developers, is this feature hard to implement? Is lag a big issue (personally I havent noticed any), are you planning on adding this to your game in the future?

Coming Soon:
Fifa 12 - EA had Fifa running on an LCD screen via an iPad 2, with 2 iPods as controllers!!

Current games:
Chopper 2
PadRacer
Scrabble (requires iPad interaction)
MPad - SNAKE
MPad - PLANE
The Incident
Bombastic HD
Invaders World Tour
Max Adventure
Project SD1
NeoDefender 2

Last edited by Cyacene; 06-15-2011 at 04:19 PM. Reason: Update
04-15-2011, 01:23 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 515
Invaders World Tour
Max Adventure -

-- and I thought I was the only one who purchased MPad - SNAKE &
MPad - PLANE. Unfortunately, they haven't further supported this concept with newer games, as mentioned in their ad.

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04-15-2011, 04:40 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: The Westcountry UK
Posts: 510
Works pretty good on the aforementioned Invaders World Tour which I bought it the other day just to try out this feature. Hopefully more devs will bring us universal apps with this built into the suite of gameplay options- though I doubt it will ever appear as standard.
04-15-2011, 04:53 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Hanson View Post
Hopefully more devs will bring us universal apps with this built into the suite of gameplay options- though I doubt it will ever appear as standard.
OR - Chopper 2 has released a dedicated free app for iPhone/iPad to use just as a controller for their game. Pretty good option if your not wanting to release a universal app.
04-15-2011, 10:37 PM
#5
Project SD1 advertises the ability to control with iphone/view on ipad. Didnt try it out as i found the game kind of...meh.

Very interested in the concept though.
04-15-2011, 11:35 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: CANADIA
Posts: 443
Even better

You can use a Wii remote to play some emulators...like nes, snes, playstation and TG-16. I find this works great with the iPad on planes. There are some emulators that let you use the iPhone as a controller but i find the lack of buttons does have a negative impact on control. I am just sad that my new iPod touch is not yet able to be jail broken as i really want to plat Final Fantasy 7 on it.

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04-20-2011, 04:05 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 298
Also, our other app, NeoDefender 2 supports the TV and remote controller:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neodefender-2/id403744473?mt=8
Cheers
Scott

Quote:
Originally Posted by JCat View Post
Invaders World Tour
Max Adventure -

-- and I thought I was the only one who purchased MPad - SNAKE &
MPad - PLANE. Unfortunately, they haven't further supported this concept with newer games, as mentioned in their ad.
04-20-2011, 05:51 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,513
so is padracer any good ?

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04-20-2011, 06:00 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 758
Don't forget:
The Incident

Great game BTW!


Edit: I somehow missed it on the list but it's already there... Still, it deserves to be mentioned a second time
06-15-2011, 04:14 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
List Updated with coming soon section..

Anyone find any others out there?