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iPad acts as game console with The Incident 1.3


The Incident running through an Ipad on a TV

    App developer Big Bucket Software posted a blog yesterday that details how their iPad game The Incident can be played "like your old gaming console from the 80s only widescreenier."

Version 1.3 of The Incident will allow owners of both iPads and iPod touches or iPhones to link their devices. Doing this allows the iPad to display the game on a television while the iPhone/iPod touch is used as the game controller. We'd love to see more devs add this type of functionality to their titles.


Version 1.3 of the game allows the iPad to be connected to a television before pairing with an iPhone or Touch. Then the smaller device again becomes a controller. "That’s it. You never have to get up to touch the iPad," Said Matt Comi of Big Bucket Software. "You do everything from the controller. It works great."

"My goal with 1.3 was to make it possible to treat the iPad as a console; plug it in, start the game, sit on the couch." Comi told Gearlive.com. "No more interaction with the iPad is necessary. For example, if connectivity is lost for any reason, the iPad will automatically pause the game and start looking for another controller. Totally seamless."

Comi told us he is "currently using the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter cable." He added that "Before releasing, we'll be testing it on the other TV connectors that Apple offers like the Apple Component AV cable."

If Version 1.3 of The Incident proves popular, then maybe more iPad game developers will follow the example. Such could make the Apple iPad a must have, next to PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s in the living room.

Read More | Big Bucket Software

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