Palm, Inc. has released a beta version of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). This gives game makers the tools they need to create high-end titles for this platform.
A public beta of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit is being introduced today at Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Before now it was in a closed beta program.
“It’s quite difficult to make a great phone that’s also an outstanding gaming platform; Palm has been successful delivering both,” said Baudouin Corman, vice president of publishing, Americas, Gameloft. “The Palm webOS PDK is extremely powerful and far-reaching, as evidenced by the number of titles we’ve been able to bring to the webOS platform in a very short time.”
A Collection of New Titles
Most of Palm’s top competitors have a wide variety of games available for them, especially Apple’s iPhone. The paucity of games for the Palm Pre and Pixi is surely hurting these devices in the market. The webOS PDK will help level the playing field.
Companies with early access to this PDK have already released a range of 3D games, some of which include:
- Apollo (Laminar Research)
- Assassin’s Creed – Altair’s Chronicles (Gameloft)