LostWinds creator says most games for iPhone are a “pile of rubbish”

Wednesday, 30th September 2009 20:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


LostWinds and Elite creator, David Braben, has said that the approval system implemented by Apple for the iPhone App Store has resulted in many of the games being a “pile of rubbish”.

Because of this, Braben feels a stronger approval process should be considered for the service.

“There’s a little bit of a ‘gate keeper’ thing with Nintendo which raises the bar very slightly because you’ve got to have dev kits, but that’s a good thing,” he told CVG. “Look at iPhone; there are so many games that aren’t up to scratch, without being too negative about it. It’s very hard to find the good stuff amongst the rubbish.

“Another thing I resent is applications or games that are designed to look like something else that’s been successful and people accidentally buy them, or they’re slightly cheaper and they assume they’re getting a cheaper version or the same thing.”

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  1. DarkElfa

    Well, there isn’t much you can do with game using touch controls and an accelerometer.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Neolucifer

    everyone knows it and no one cares . Do they feel iphone owners truly believes they got even one single game rivaling ds or psp ones ? No , they just care about small and actually simple bit sized entertainement at work , school , metro or buses .

    It’s never said , but while their games are great , DS and psp games are hardly that portable and mobile .

    How do you truly focus on a ff7 crisis core or monster hunter while being shaken or constantly interrrupted and distracted in car or metros ? Well you dont really

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    Oh yeah, that Nintendo seal of quality has really stopped the Wii from being flooded with with “me too shovelware”….oh wait..

    #3 5 years ago

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