iPhone And iPad Games Powered By iOS 5
Some developers took full advantage of Twitter, iCloud and other features to improve their creations.
Apple launched iOS 5, the latest version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, this past Wednesday. On top of that, the company's iPhone 4S arrives in retail stores this afternoon, much to the delight of those already camping in line to buy one (or several).
As expected, both the phone and iOS 5 come with exciting features. When paired together, you'll discover a device that delivers beyond expectations.
That said, there's more to iOS 5 than Twitter, Reminders and Newsstand apps. Quite a few developers have paired the new software's bevy of features and the iPhone 4S' power to enhance their video games.
On that note, here's a list of titles that received slick iOS 5 upgrades.
Real Racing 2
Firemint's attractive racing sim was already incredible, and somehow, the company managed to make it even sweeter. The new and free update improves the graphics, with real-time dynamic shadows, enhanced road lighting and reflections. Apple iPad 2 owners can also stream Real Racing 2 directly to their HDTVs via AirPlay in 720p, and even take advantage of four-person multiplayer on an HDTV through Party Play.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
This highly stylized point and click adventure benefits from iOS 5 with smartly designed Twitter integration that works in tandem with the account you'll use. Capybara Games also squashed bugs and improved pixel artwork and visual designs.
This one's weird. Originally known as Kickin Momma, the developers at Hothead Games yanked that title from the App Store and re-branded it Gem King, which is currently available free of charge.
Gender re-assignment aside, the game features iCloud support for saving your progress across all devices, Twitter integration and AirPlay mirroring.
Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory
Get your dog fighting fix with this impressive aerial shooter that definitely benefited from iOS 5, with Twitter support, iCloud saves and AirPlay for iPad 2.
Namco Networks also took the opportunity to use the A5 chip (inside iPhone 4S and iPad 2) to enhance the graphics, with gorgeous backgrounds and improved lighting.
The super addictive platform game now comes with iCloud support, allowing you to save on iPhone and pick up where you left off on iPad.