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Velociraptor Safari sequel Raptor Copter comes to iPhone

By on January 15, 2009
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OffRoad Velociraptor Safari has spawned a sequel on the iPhone.

I’ve blogged before about this game, written on the Unity engine, which showcases how developers are making cool 3D games in a browser, but the revenue model remained unclear.

Well now that Unity works on the iPhone, new business models are becoming clear. Raptor Copter is now available for $0.99 in the App store, offering a revenue stream for developers Blurst.

The combination of Unity and iPhone could be very powerful. Historically, I have been profoundly sceptical of the mobile phone opportunity but the emergence of the iPhone seems to be changing that. I expect iPhone games to be some of the great successes of 2009.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com
  • As someone who’s recently been involved in his first iPhone project – and someone whose phone is from the Paleolithic – I’d agree that things have moved on a staggering amount. Large, tactile touch screens, better processing power, excellent connectivity and a more open publishing platform has really made mobile a genuine development opportunity.