Joe Danger Coming to iOS

by on April 10, 2012

Joe-Danger-Coming-to-iOSThe immensely popular Joe Danger will be skidding his way onto iOS, and Hello Games want to make it clear, it’s not a port.

Speaking to Gamasutra, Hello Games say the new game has be written from the ground up for iPhone. They describe porting games as “soulless work” and something they could never get excited about.

When talking about how the game would play, and whether Joe Danger’s control scheme would work on iOS, they had this to say:

“Joe Danger is a game with a lot of depth to the controls. We want to make very much an arcade game on your mobile. You swipe the screen to make Joe wheelie, you nudge him in the air to affect his gravity, you can flick a barrier out of the way, or wrestle with the shark in the shark tank. You have such control that levels that would be impossible on console are much easier on the touchscreen”.

Hello Games even hinted that the upcoming sequel Joe Danger: The Movie could make it to iOS:
“We honestly have no plans right now… I don’t think there has ever been a big console download title with a matching iPhone release to support it, so that’s something we’d love to do between this iOS version and Joe Danger The Movie”.

What do you think, will Joe Danger translate well to iOS? What features would you like to see added to take advantage of the new hardware?

No release date has been announced for Joe Danger iOS. You can however download Joe Danger right now on SEN and XBLA.