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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

If An SDK To Code iPod Games Exists...

... I sure can't find one anywhere or any indication of any information about anything related to the development of iPod games anywhere on Apple's site.

It's entirely possible that it's a closed-box, by invitation only, kind of deal. Which is a shame because it's clearly a viable platform for casual gaming. If Apple followed their podcast model for accepting material, they'd single-handedly have shifted the indie game scene a little more into the mainstream. They'd also give Apple developers something very new and interesting to gnaw on.

Somehow, though, I'm not holding my breath.

Update: Apparently the official word is that one is not available and one is not planned on becoming available. So ... closed-box, invite only.

I place this here because if you google "iPod game SDK" right now, this link is on the first page. Which is really kinda sad once you think about it. Bad move, Apple. Here's a chance to recapture some of the good podcasts have done for what's apparently a golden egg of the business ... but no dice? Bad move.

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