Last month, I launched a new Appletell series about games we’d love to see on the iPhone. My first article focused on LittleWing Co. Ltd. and their history of outstanding pinball games for the Mac. LittleWing and pinball seem a perfect match for the iPhone, after all. Good news, everyone; I received an e-mail this weekend from the good folks at LittleWing, and it seems they agree.
From the e-mail:
Yes, as soon as we finish the development of Loony Labyrinth full hung version, we are starting the development of Crystal Caliburn iPhone version.
“Full hung version” of Loony Labyrinth? I asked for details:
It is not a simple update but a new title in which we put lots of elements we could not inplement due to the machine power and technology in the original Loony. We added a new story of Theseus who lives in the current world as an ordinary dreamy young man. The new story should bring much more excitement.
In simple words, it will be a rock’n'roll science fiction pinball. Fujita [the developer] is applying Ypsilon [the gaming engine] for layered graphics with dramatic effects in high speed display. I’m planning to create crisp graphics which combines good parts of American comics and Japanese manga.
So, that’s double the pinball goodness for Mac and iPhone owners. Obviously, there’s no word yet of a potential release date, but we’ll be checking in with them often and will post updates here at Appletell. We’re also looking forward to announcements of other LittleWing pinball games being ported over to the iPhone and iPod touch. Their later games take advantage of a more complex engine, but if Cystal Caliburn is heading our way, it’s hopefully not too much to expect that an iPhone version of Loony Labyrinth isn’t far behind.