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Old 03-01-2008, 11:49 PM
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Default Trism - cool game that can only be played on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Sod the Enterprise features, what the iPhone needs is a really good
game - something it can do and that pales on other devices. Trism,
spotted on YouTube (you can see the video after the cut), might be
just the thing: ostensibly a basic colour-matching puzzle, the game
uses both the touchscreen, to move rows, and the iPhone's
accelerometer (which normally adjusts the screen orientation depending
on which way round the cellphone is held). In this case, triangles
fall into open space following the direction of gravity fitting to the
orientation of the iPhone.

http://www.phonemag.com/trism-game-f...ter-021405.php

That silence are all those who can NOT play the game on old hardware
used by the cellular industry. The cheering are those with an iPhone
who are clapping with glee.


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Old 03-02-2008, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: Trism - cool game that can only be played on an iPhone or iPod Touch

At 01 Mar 2008 15:49:35 -0800 4phun wrote:

> That silence are all those who can NOT play the game on old hardware
> used by the cellular industry. The cheering are those with an iPhone
> who are clapping with glee.


It makes perfect sense to use the device's hardware strengths for natively
programmed games. Obviously the iPhone can't do much with a game designed
to use a directional pad or a joystick. This is a clever use of the
phone's hardware. The touchscreen would also lend itself well to
"flicking" as input like you might use for bowling or billiards games, etc.





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Old 03-02-2008, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: Trism - cool game that can only be played on an iPhone or iPod Touch

4phun <vic.healey@gmail.com> amazed us all with the following in
news:ce94940f-c467-4c7a-aae2-80820434a059@d62g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:

> Sod the Enterprise features, what the iPhone needs is a really good
> game - something it can do and that pales on other devices. Trism,
> spotted on YouTube (you can see the video after the cut), might be
> just the thing: ostensibly a basic colour-matching puzzle, the game
> uses both the touchscreen, to move rows, and the iPhone's
> accelerometer (which normally adjusts the screen orientation depending
> on which way round the cellphone is held). In this case, triangles
> fall into open space following the direction of gravity fitting to the
> orientation of the iPhone.
>
> http://www.phonemag.com/trism-game-f...creen-accelero
> meter-021405.php
>
> That silence are all those who can NOT play the game on old hardware
> used by the cellular industry. The cheering are those with an iPhone
> who are clapping with glee.
>
>


No- the silence comes from the collective YAWN that your announcement
causes. I've seen better games on a $4.99 handheld at Walmart.

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Trism - cool game that can only be played on an iPhone or iPodTouch



4phun wrote:

> Sod the Enterprise features, what the iPhone needs is a really good
> game - something it can do and that pales on other devices.



Right, oxy, screw utility. Another TRULY USELESS iToy feature...

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