Will the Droid ever get any high quality gaming apps?


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  1. bluenik25

    bluenik25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Emulators are fun and all but, I have just been playing Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. on my iPod Touch and nothing in the android market can touch it. The difference in graphics and game play between the Apple App Store and the Android market is huge. Is it a limitation of other android devices? From what Ive read the Droid has the same (or similar) processor as the iPhone 3GS. I am playing games on the 2nd Gen iPod Touch which has a slower processor and it performs flawlessly. I am not an apple fan boy and have never owned a iPhone. I love my Droid and want to be able to hand my touch to my wife and forget about it.

    Will the Droid ever get any high quality gaming apps?
     

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  2. meekrab

    meekrab Well-Known Member

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    Patience, young skywalker.

    From what I understand, iphone/ipod games cannot simply be ported to android. Since this is the first android device with such capabilities, development will take time. Given the success of the droid and promise for future hardware, I am confident that we will see some great games.
     
  3. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

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    I personaly haven't found any time where playing games on the droid would appeal to me. if i have time to kill on my doid i usually surf the web. i have a few games installed but i just never see the need to play them.
     
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    bluenik25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope your right. Do you think having other Android devices with lower qualities will put restrictions on developers?
     
  5. Hegemony

    Hegemony Well-Known Member

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    They just need to work a wee bit harder to make it work. Include the ability to scale down graphics like on a PC game. The iPhone has the gaming advantage now, but that's because so little has changed with the iPhone since it came out.

    Apple will have to revamp the platform at some point, and that might break a lot of apps. I see a big issue with screen size. A lot of games don't know what to do with larger screens. Loot at Trism, which is a pretty lazy port to Android from iPhone. On the Droid screen it only uses 320x480 pixels. Android is gaining a larger developer base, that I feel is more stable. They expect variety in devices. iPhone devs are in for a rude awakening when Apple has to change a bunch of stuff to stay competitive.
     
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    "Will the Droid ever get any high quality gaming apps?"

    Nope! From what I understand ... all development for any more apps and/or games for the DROID have come to a screeching halt. There just doesn't seem to be any interest...
     
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    Tetris is pretty good.
     
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    there are a few! i have played quite a few! toonwars and raging thunder and more.
     
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    bluenik25 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not even close to what is coming from Game Loft on the Apple App store.
     
  10. meekrab

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    There is talk of the quake 3 engine coming to android next (bgr or phandroid, forget which). Obviously this is just speculation, but I like what I'm hearing.
     
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    Android fully has the capability for these types of games, it's just the development is lacking. With these new, high power devices (Droid, Xperia, Nexus One), hopefully, we'll see more games taking advantage of the hardware.

    Here's a clip of a 3D benchmark running on the Nexus One. There's currently problems with it on Droid, so we can't really run it and see how the Droid stacks up.

    YouTube - Nexus One Google Phone HTC Android 2.1 Preview 2 FR - HD - 3D Benchmark
     
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    ^^You beat me to it, I was just about to post that video.


    To the OP: As Android grows in popularity the high quality games will come. Also Google isn't going to sit by and allow the iPhone to continue to dominate. Whatever dev concerns there are about memory limitations, SD card storage etc will be dealth with in due time. The main ingredient for all this to happen is 'popularity' and Android is gathering lots of it. Once the devs see the $$$, things will magically happen.
     
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    hitdog042 Well-Known Member

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    This may be the most inaccurate post on this board I have ever read.

    Several apps are in the works for Android my friend, including a full version of MLB At Bat.

    When you post something like that, have some sources. To make a blanket statement that all development for any more aps for the Droid have come to a halt is nothing short of ludicrous.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Enable sarcasm detector. ;)
     
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    The Nexus runs Neocore quite poorly; my old G1 was getting the same results.

    I like the Polarbit games. They are old ports but are pretty fun.
     
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