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Chillingo's Wee: iPad opportunity will be making dedicated games

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Chillingo's Wee: iPad opportunity will be making dedicated games
As one of the most voluminous game publishers on the App Store, Chillingo was always going to be keen on the iPad.

Indeed, with its focus on high end, higher priced iPhone games, director Joe Wee is looking forward to seeing what its partner development studios can do with the additional power and screen size.

Pocket Gamer: How will iPad change the portable gaming market?

Joe Wee: The iPad will create a new wave of innovation and IPs in gaming. The fact that existing iPhone games will work on the platform is great. However, I am more excited about the new wave of games that will be made especially for it. That is where the opportunity lies.

What game ideas does iPad inspire?

It will inspire a whole new generation of games which will bridge casual, social, web and hardcore genres. We will have a dedicated interface for Crystal for the iPad to optimise the screen and its multi-touch controls.

What most impresses you about iPad?

With a stand and keyboard, it doubles as a virtual desktop.

What do you think about the price?

Pitched perfectly! It could be a substitute for a laptop for many casual users.

Thanks to Joe for his time

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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