Monday, February 16, 2009
iShoot, an iPhone game created by Ethan Nicholas, is a tank shooting game similar to Scorched Earth, an old DOS game (remember DOS?), and Worms. In a single month this independent developer managed to rake in $600,000 with this single iPhone game. Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets developers keep a reasonable share of the profits of a game, unlike other major platforms. It may just be a clone of a classic, but it's simple gaming mechanics is hooking buyers, especially for those who've never played the games it was inspired by. At the moment, tower defense games seem to rule the iPhone charts and aren't those just minor deviations of each other? The gaming industry does have a new market to tap into, and it's interesting to see where this can all lead.
Original Article @ [WIRED]