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‘The Incident’ Update Will Allow You To Play The iPad Game On Your TV Using iPhone Game Controller

November 11th, 2010 11:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The Incident 1.3 connected to TV

Big Bucket Software, the developers of the retro-style iOS action game “The Incident” have announced an upcoming version of their gaming application.

This new version of the game will enable users to output the game display from their iPad to a television while using an iPhone or iPod Touch as the game controller.

In a recent blog post, Matt Comi, one of the developers has explained the configuration set-up on this new version:

1. Plug your iPad into the TV
2. Pair your iPad with your iPhone or iPod Touch
3. Sit on your couch and play

And that’s it. You never have to get up to touch the iPad. You do everything from the controller. It works great.”

While this is not the first time an iPad app has been connected to a television set, developers of The Incident point out that they have incorporated additional tweaks in the application that will enable the artworks in the game to be displayed suitably over a widescreen display of a television. This tweak has enabled the app to simulate a gaming console experience quite seamlessly. Matt has noted that the iPad is currently being connected to the TV via the Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter and that the Apple Component AV Cable shall be tested before release. 

The upcoming version of The Incident will also include an enhancement of one other interesting feature that will gives users the ability to use the iPhone or iPod Touch as a game controller. Matt points out that The Incident 1.3 will bring all aspects of the game including menu controls to the controller so that the user may not have to reach out to the iPad at any point. Elaborating on the feature, Matt writes: 

“When we decided that 1.3 was going to be all about TV output we knew it would have to feel exactly like a console. You should never need to diddle with the iPad for any reason. The controller would have to be able to control every aspect of the game; menus, gameplay, all of it. And in 1.3, it can.”

However, if you are a fan of wireless gaming, Matt notes that AirPlay streaming may not be coming anytime soon. He points out that AirPlay would significantly compress and buffer content thereby causing significant delays in transmission and so cannot be used for a gaming application. Nevertheless, The Incident 1.3 still brings a number of exciting features to iOS gaming and we look forward to its release.

You may download the current version of the app from the App Store using this link clicking here or here for the lite version. 

Please don’t forget to drop us a line in the comments section below to share your views on the ability to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a controller for an iPad app.

[via Big Bucket Software]

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