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id announces orcs and elves for DS

July 13, 2007


When id software released Orcs and elves as a mobile game it was hailed as one oft he most engaging mobile games of its time. Seeing as it was buried in a sea of casual and minigames this isn’t saying much, but the game resonated enough with fans that its prompted a sequel, and a port to DS.

Yes I know what you’re saying. A port to DS?!?!?! OMG! DS is the new Wii. Not so. I have faith in John Carmack. making games in the mobile space teaches you a lot of things, one of which is that you can’t just strictly port your experiences developing from the console or PC to a smaller platform. Granted, they’re porting upward this time, but hopefully the experience with mobile games has given him and his group a unique insight on how to match a game to the platform they’re making it for.

Images above are from the mobile phone game.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2007 4:54 am

    Could be because they’ve both been on intendo, but i feel the same way towards this game as i do towards Plundr. I see good things ahead for the Os and Es.

  2. July 16, 2007 2:24 pm

    Many thanks!!
    very nice topic!!!

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