Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Space Dancer, the First Multi-Touch Game for Nokia 5800 XM

It seems that the first multi-touch application developed for the Symbian S60 5th edition operating system, or for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, has finally made it into the wild. The game, called Space Dancer, comes from a UK programmer, Jamie Fuller, and it seems to reminds us of the popular Guitar Hero console games.

The version that has been recently released is only in alpha stage, yet it is great to hear that a multi-touch application for the high-end mobile phone is already available. According to the developer, Space Dancer can be seen as a game similar to 'Guitar Hero' or 'DDR', where users have to press one or more buttons along with the music. The multi-touch system used in the game is only an experimental one, yet we should remember that up until recently it was almost impossible to run multi-touch applications on resistive touchscreen displays. Others too are working on this at the moment, and companies like Stantum are reported to also be successful in their attempts. The new game Jamie Fuller developed for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic allows users to play it in landscape mode, by tapping the title of the song on the main screen, and then pressing the corresponding onscreen buttons as the red laser approaches them.Unfortunately, the game creator says that he doesn't intend to make any further improvements to the version released now, which will be a great loss in case the title proves to be a rather popular one. Those who would like to see what the game looks like can do so by watching the video below. In case you'd like to try the game for yourselves, you can download it for free from Softpedia via this link.

Courtesy: Softpedia, Symbianfreak

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