Two hugely popular multi-player games have just been released for the new iPad. Developers FlipSide5 have brought both Touch Tanks and Touch Hockey Extreme online to the iPad. The games will take advantage of the iPad features with beautiful 3D graphics, accelerometer support, enhanced touch gesture recognition, and Wi-Fi.
Touch Tanks Online is a real-time wide area networked game that allows for online play for 4 to 6 players at a time. Users can upgrade their weapons and armor with experience credits as they improve their skill. Touch Hockey Extreme built on the developers classic Touch Hockey, but utilizes the iPads features such as Wi-Fi and enhanced multi-touch gesture. The original Touch Hockey has been downloaded over 16 million times making it a bestselling iPhone game.
The games online server technology has been completely redesigned using – Mac OS X Snow leopard – to take advantage of Apple’s 64-bit multi core technology. This has enabled the games servers to greatly improve support for thousands of concurrent iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users.