The Incident describes itself as a “fast-paced, retro-style action game”, from developers Big Bucket Software. It’s been created for the iPhone and iPad – both separately and together… Version 1.2 of the game unlocks the ability to use your iPhone as a wireless controller while the action unfolds on the iPad (nifty, huh?).
Sounds like the developers are taking it one step further with v1.3 (expected to be released “very soon”) – utilising new technology to allow you to play the game on your tv.
The buzz at the moment is that Apple TV will provide the creators of the iPod with a gateway to releasing apps into your living room – and that includes a selection of games. This is a bit misplaced – it’s actually completely possible to hook your iPad up to your tv today, through a variety of apps designed to deal mostly with movies, music and other media.
The Incident looks like it bucks that trend, with a simple three-step process (although it’s more complex behind the scenes, I’m sure). As explained by Matt Comi, who’s been working on the project, it’s just a matter of:
1: Plug your iPad into the TV
2: Pair your iPad with your iPhone or iPod Touch
3: Sit on your couch and play
For those who aren’t familiar with the game, here’s a handy trailer to give you an idea of what will be gracing your plasma screens before too long:
For a game that was originally designed for the 4:3 ratio of the iPhone, before changing to the 3:2 of the iPad, developer Neven Mrgan has had to re-illustrate the game again to incorporate the 16:9 ratio of most widescreen televisions. Fun times at Big Bucket, I’m sure – but if it all works as planned, it’ll be more than worth it.