1Up reports that the popularity of gaming on smartphones is growing
, particularly on the iPhone. In fact, gaming on portable devices is growing even at home
, where users presumably have access to more powerful platforms. CNN points out that the developer for Trism
, one of the first popular games, has raked in over $250,000 in profits
through the App Store. Apple exec Bob Borchers and various game developers recently discussed the future of games on the iPhone
. "Patrick Gunn, director of marketing for EA Mobile, showcased Need for Speed Undercover
, which will be available next month. Gunn says that EA has 'taken full advantage of all of the unique elements ... like touch, flick, accelerometer, and motion sensitivity' — and graphically, the game appears to be roughly on par with a PSP title."