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

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

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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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3 Comments

  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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