October 10, 2007 by Patrick
As a good example of indie companies tapping into the iPhone market, an indie games publisher of interactive fiction games (read: text adventure games), called Malinche Entertainment, is now targeting the iPhone crowd with their line of text games originally released for the Nintendo DS (using an emulator).
First off, about the games. They are self-published text adventure (think: Zorc) titles by a small games company that simply figured out a way to use 3rd party apps to put together text games of their own own wording to work on the iPhone.
To port these to your iPhone is pretty easy. Your iPhone needs to be hacked using a program like iBrickr, load an app (iFrotz, free courtesy of the iPhone open source programmers’ community) and copy over the game file. The bad part is that currently, assuming the previously covered v1.1.1 iPhone firmware (that breaks third party applications) is not in place so the device was not jailbreaked, it’s not possible to actually use iFrotz and Malinche Entertainment games at this time.
For more information on Malinche Games’ iPhone compatible adventure games visit www.malinche.net.
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