7 New 3D Games for the Palm WebOS
Article by George Norman
On 08 Jan 2010
The great news for game loving Palm customers is that 7 new 3D games have been introduced to the Palm App Catalog. The 7 new games I am talking about are:
  • EA Mobile: Need for Speed Undercover, The Sims 3, Monopoly
  • Gameloft: Asphalt 5: Elite Racing and Let’s Golf!
  • Glu Mobile: Glyder 2
  • Laminar Research: X-Plane

Alongside the 7 games presented above, Palm will introduce 5 additional mobile games. Tetris, Sudoku and Scrabble by EA Mobile would be the first 3 titles. The other two mobile games are Gameloft’s Brain Challenge and The Oregon Trail.

“We are very excited about the potential of webOS as a platform for mobile 3D gaming,” said Senior Vice President, Product Marketing with Palm, Katie Mitic. “This is a key application category, and we've worked closely with some of the leading game developers to deliver a great game experience for our customers.”


EA Mobile, Gameloft, Glu Mobile and Laminar Research had early access to Palm’s WebOS PDK (Plug-in Development Kit) and came up with plug-ins for their WebOS applications. Consequently the game developers could come up with the games presented above, games that feature stunning looks and graphic-intensive gameplay.

“Thanks to some new capabilities offered by the Palm webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK), the seven 3D games feature graphics-intensive gameplay. The PDK extends the Palm webOS Software Development Kit (SDK) with a set of tools that enable the functionality needed for immersive 3D gaming. A public beta version of the webOS PDK is scheduled to be available to all developers in March,” explained Communications and Marketing Director with Palm, Jon Zilber.

If you are a developer and would like to get more info on the webOS PDK, visit the Palm Developer Center here.
If you are itching to start playing with the new games, head over to the Palm App Catalog on your Palm Pre or to www.palm.com/applications

Tags: Palm Pre, Palm WebOS
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