When Apple launched its first gaming iPads, the iPad Air, it only sold the tablet with a game built-in. The gaming experience was atrocious, and at $499 (at the time), it was a bad value. But the company recently relaunched the device with a game store and its specs were improved, and now it’s a tempting proposition. But there are a few things to consider before you spend $399. Read on to find out more.
Is the game store from the App Store available?
Some games only work on iOS devices. To get the games you want from Apple, you must be running the latest iOS. Luckily, there is an iPhone app to allow you to easily purchase games on the go. It works well and you can pay using your credit card, PayPal, or Apple Pay.
Games you pay for in-app will appear in your purchased games library and will remain in your library regardless of which device you own. These can be added to your account and will not expire. However, you will have to download them manually for every device you own.
Is the game emulated or just a virtual reality?
All of the games available through the app are emulated, meaning they’re like a virtual reality experience. Some games are better than others, but if you really enjoy that sort of gaming, you can turn off the virtual reality setting and enjoy your games as they were meant to be enjoyed. Further, do know you can play games on emulator, but you need to fix lag problem in Emulator.
Is it free or is it a subscription?
A lot of the iOS games are free, but some are not. Many games will ask you to subscribe for the convenience of being able to play on all of your devices. You can find a subscription game by asking Siri and it will work the same as in a normal game store. However, some require you to be a paying customer to access in-game content, and you will have to pay to unlock these features. This may not matter to you, but it’s a good thing to know before you spend $1,000 on a game.
Do you have to play the game in portrait or landscape?
As mentioned, most games only work in portrait mode on an iPad, but many have a built-in keyboard in landscape. It’s possible to play in portrait mode and use the keyboard, but it can be difficult to use and you won’t always be able to find a comfortable position for your hands.
A lot of the games that are compatible with the iPad also require you to be in portrait mode. This is because they use the keyboard for everything. This is a lot better than using the on-screen keyboard for everything, but it’s possible to play in landscape mode with some games.
Will it work on my Wi-Fi connection?
Wi-Fi is the main connection when you play games on your tablet. You need to purchase a good broadband internet device for playing online games. If your Wi-Fi is acting weird or if it’s not letting you get online, the game store might not work for you. You can also play the games on cellular data if you prefer. The advantage is that you can play from anywhere with a good data connection.
When is the game available?
A lot of games are available on day one, but if you’re a gamer, you know that they often get updated soon after release. The App Store is a constantly changing experience. One day, you’ll see a new game and think it’s great, and the next day, you’ll find that it’s not good at all. You have to be ready for this.
Many games come in two versions: Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe version is usually an added bonus, or sometimes even mandatory, but you’ll have to purchase it before you can get to the in-app purchases. Some games also have a regular version that costs nothing, but is of lesser quality than the Deluxe version. Sometimes the regular version can be added to your collection, but the Deluxe version is not.
Haven’t I heard about this before?
If you haven’t, you’re not alone. This is an entirely new development, and Apple is working with a number of developers to see what makes for a good addition to the App Store. If a game is well-received, it will become a staple in the App Store. It’s also entirely possible that Apple will be adding new games on a regular basis.
Does it work on my Mac?
Just like the App Store, the Mac App Store is constantly being updated. There’s also no real limit to what types of devices you can use to play on your Mac. If you can get it to work, it works on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. The good news is that you don’t have to do anything special to make your game work on your Mac. It will just run on the operating system.
How does this affect me as a developer?
Developers often have to make changes to the game to get it to work on all devices. Once the game is developed, however, it doesn’t have to be changed again. New updates will only be made to the version available on the App Store, and not to the developer’s website or other servers. You can also give it to as many people as you want. Once it’s ready to release, your game should be available on all of your devices.
Do I get paid for this?
Developers do receive some money when someone buys their game, and if your game has a particularly innovative idea, there’s a good chance that it will become a hit. Developers do not have to pay for the iOS 8 developer beta or the iPad 3G modem. You also don’t have to pay for the Apps Store approval process, but you do have to pay for the iPad 3G modem if you want to be accepted into the beta.
Are there any downsides?
Probably the biggest disadvantage for developers is the download speed of the app store. In the US, it’s usually very slow. Downloads have to go through Apple servers, which can take up to a week to approve. And, while many apps are free, there’s also a paid model where developers can put in some advertisements or have in-app purchases to help you out. This can affect your ability to make a profit if your app is free.
You might also see a lot of people downloading your game at once. If your game is a great idea, people will buy it all the time. If it’s a “gym for children” game, you’ll see people download it every day and play it in the playground.
The other big issue is that many, many games are released at once. You have to be ready for that.