When we think of computer gaming, phones aren’t usually the first things to come to mind – the disastrous Nokia NGage is an exception. It is only nowadays that we see a real flowering of gaming on phones. This is mostly because of the arrival of powerful and small CPUs that currently back the latest generation of smart phones. 3D is also another thing we do not associate with mobile phones. But LG recently succeeded in delivering the 3D experience on phones with LG Optimus 3D – all without the stereotypical glasses.
Now, LG is all set to breach the gaming barrier with a little help from Gameloft.
Gameloft is quite proficient in the gaming department and with the Optimus 3D looking to be one of the better smart phones on the market, this looks to be a marriage made in a gamer’s heaven. What Gameloft is bringing to the table is their noted gaming development background and over 17 titles that are optimized for stereoscopic 3D. It may sound like child’s play to convert games to the 3D side – but it takes a lot more than a graphics conversion.
On the other side of this partnership, the LG Optimus 3D offers a lot of things for gaming addicts and developers: it’s the world’s first smartphone with full 3D and a tri-dual architecture – which is a fancy way of saying that the phone has a dual-core CPU, is dual-channel, and has dual-memory. This maximize performance and also creates an efficient device that is equally at home running games and viewing videos. For those interested buyers, the Optimus 3D will come with three of the 17 games pre-loaded. These are Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, N.O.V.A. and Let’s Golf! 2.
Successive games will be available for download in the coming months. Gameloft is planning to have a rolling release of their games – which gives them a better chance of being picked up by consumers. Here’s a list of the upcoming games.
- Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles
- James Cameron’s Avatar
- Ultimate Spider Man: Total Mayhem
- GT Racing: Motor Academy
- Shrek Kart
- Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
- Real Football 2011
- Star Battalion
- N.O.V.A. 2 — Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
- Dungeon Hunter 2
- Fishing Kings
- Eternal Legacy
- Shadow Guardian
So if you want to get a good portable gaming experience – your phone may give the PSP and the DS a run for their money.
Source: Android Central