Friday, January 08, 2010

Palm introduces 3D games for webOS phones

Palm’s announced that game titles from EA, Gameloft, Glu Mobile and Laminar are now available for the Palm Pre webOS platform via its Palm App Catalog.

“We are very excited about the potential of webOS as a platform for mobile 3D gaming,” said Katie Mitic, senior vice president of marketing. “This is a key application category, and we’ve worked closely with some of the leading game developers to deliver a great game experience for our customers.”

Seven 3D games were introduced today for Palm Pre at CES, which include: Need for Speed Undercover, The Sims 3, Monopoly, Asphalt 5: Elite Racing, Let’s Golf!, Glyder 2, and X-Plane along with the introduction of Tetris, Sudoku, Scrabble, Bran Challenge and The Oregon Trail.

“Recent improvements to Palm webOS represent major advancements in enabling world-class mobile gaming,” said Travis Boatman, VP for EA Mobile. “These innovations have allowed us to quickly bring our best IP to the platform.”

The Palm webOS Plug-in Development Kit, which extends the Palm webOS SDK with a set of tools, documentation and APIs will go into public Beta version in March.

The Palm App Catalog currently offers more than 1,000 webOS applications for download.