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Title: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Tastidian on March 27, 2010, 12:55:06 PM
I think a good idea for apple and Craig is to create a app for the iPod. Apple will get millions on this small investment and Craig extremely high publicity and probably money. 
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Presentiment on March 27, 2010, 12:56:02 PM
No he won't.

It is also a different platform. He'd have to learn it, and then make the game, then market it.

If he had more devs I'd be up for it though.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Zackirus on March 27, 2010, 12:57:03 PM
You know you could always go on the internet and play in on your iPhone
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Presentiment on March 27, 2010, 12:59:02 PM
^If it has Shockwave and nets. But it probably does.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Tastidian on March 27, 2010, 01:00:32 PM
Well it was just a suggestion but to me it seemed like a good idea.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: KZ on March 27, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
It's not an unreasonable suggestion to make, but under the current state of affairs, that is quite undoable w.r.t. time and effort spent versus gain.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Tastidian on March 27, 2010, 01:17:34 PM
 True its like a 10 year old boy who is incredibly smart in politics and wants to be the president. Wait a sec thats just the odds.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Presentiment on March 27, 2010, 04:08:57 PM
No, even if there was a ten year old pundit he would never get elected because Presidents must be at least 35 years old.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Zackirus on March 27, 2010, 06:27:23 PM
Getting back to the topic,

wouldn't carig need a good deal or money and/or power to get apple to actually make a app for him. I also assume it wouldn't make much because little of the profits would go back to Craig.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: CraigStern on March 27, 2010, 07:18:15 PM
Apple wouldn't need to make the app for me--in theory, I could probably get Flash CS5 (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashcs5/), recode the game, and then simply export it myself. (It's that "recode the game" part that concerns me. :( )
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Zackirus on March 27, 2010, 07:22:50 PM
Apple wouldn't need to make the app for me--in theory, I could probably get Flash CS5 (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashcs5/), recode the game, and then simply export it myself. (It's that "recode the game" part that concerns me. :( )

Its a project you can do after you finish TSoG and maybe TCh4
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: CraigStern on March 27, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
Maybe--we'll see! I'm not convinced that the iPhone is a particularly good platform for RPGs like TSoG, honestly. People on the iPhone like games they can play for short periods while they're bored, then set down, then pick up again without having to remember where they were. I would imagine that a pick-up-and-play arena game like TPA2 would probably translate better to that platform.
Title: Re: iPod/iPhone TRPGs
Post by: Tastidian on March 28, 2010, 11:32:28 PM
There is an idea but I think the Psy Arena would be better. Yes it would take power and money. Well will see how it goes then I wounder why I brought this topic up out of nowhere.

Presentiment don't you think its obvious I would know that those are the law.