For gamers, there’s not really any choice when it comes to iOS vs. Android. Love or hate Apple’s iDevices, the former is where it’s at for gaming.
One of the gaping holes on the Android gaming market comes in the form of the excellent Infinity Blade, and – according to the developers themselves – it ain’t coming any time soon.
The Mustard brothers, Donald and Geremy, founded Chair Entertainment in 2005, and released the utterly sublime Shadow Complex on the Xbox Live Arcade in 2009.
Despite supposedly being a modest download-only arcade game, Shadow Complex went on to earn various Game of the Year nominations. It’s that freakin’ good.
The following year, the pair released their first iOS game in Infinity Blade. “Infinity Blade is a killer app that showcases the immense potential of iOS devices. Plus, it's a damn fine game to boot,” said our Jon in his Infinity Blade review.
Right, I’ve gone off on a tangent about how great Shadow Complex and Infinity Blade are. The whole point in this story is that the latter won’t be arriving on the Android Market at present.
Speaking to Mashable, the Mustardians revealed that they’re concerned about Android piracy. However, Donald said: “We’re confident that will be worked out and it will become a viable place for game developers, but that hasn’t happened yet. So it’s not the tech, it’s the business platform.”
That's disappointing. And it’s not like the App Store is immune to piracy. Check out our news article from back in July titled A darker side to the App Store.