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John Carmack: Exclusive iPhone Game to be "Graphical Tour de Force"
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John Carmack has announced that iD Software is bringing something very special for the iPhone.

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I'm not sure the iPhone will be on the market that long.
http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=16822
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In a recent interview with Forbes id Software's John Carmack and Anna Kang discussed gaming on the iPhone and the device's potential to shine as a handheld entertainment device. Among other things in the interview they discussed plans to release a game for the iPhone, one based on their existing franchises.

"We have a title we want to develop exclusively for iPhone," he says. "I'm not announcing anything specifically, but it would be a graphical tour de force."

Anna Kang, president of id Mobile, adds "it would not be a new IP," meaning the game would have roots in id's existing catalog, which includes the "Doom, "Quake" and "Wolfenstein" franchises.

One of the biggest appeals of the iPhone, says Carmack, is that it can handle big games that are 10 megabytes or more. By contrast, the sweet spot for traditional cellphone games was around 300 kilobytes. Carmack wiggled around those rules of thumb and has produced a 2.5 MB version of "Wolfenstein RPG."

That makes the iPhone look like a big open field. The hard part, Carmack concedes, will be reigning himself in.

"The iPhone, as a device, is in the same generation power-wise as the PS2 or Xbox," he says. "The graphics are a little lower but the RAM is a lot higher. … You could easily spend $10 million on an iPhone game, but the market just can't support that yet."
To read the full Q&A visit the site linked below.

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COMMANDER KEEN!
Alexander Supertramp this was uncalled for.
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Conner wrote:
COMMANDER KEEN!


That would be fantastic
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I'm not sure the iPhone will be on the market that long.


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I think he's referring to ID's glacial development schedule.
Hehe. Could be worse. 3DRealms could promise a Duke Nuke'em game for the iPhone. It might come out in time for the iPhone implant. ;)
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08 ... bined.html

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The gaming icon admitted that he's disappointed id has yet to ship a game for the iPhone, but said two tentative titles are now well in the works. One was described as a 'conventional mobile game,' while the second was said to be more ambitious in that it will test the limits of the iPhone's graphics capabilities.


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While Carmack sees graphics memory as a potential limiting factor on the iPhone, he's stoked about the intuitiveness of the iPhone SDK. He also described the handset's hardware as equivalent to that of the Sega Dreamcast living room console, and almost on par with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's original Xbox.


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Apple essentially kisses his ass when they need him to show up for one of Steve Jobs' keynotes, but then throws him the cold shoulder the second he passes judgement, Carmack said.

That said, he acknowledge that there are indeed some folks over in Cupertino who "are trying" to right the course for Mac and iPhone gaming.

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