PlayScreen, which already released some of the most popular iPhone web-based games, announced recently that it had launched a portal that offered access to more than 25 games for the newly available Palm Pre. According to the company, users of a Pre smartphone can now enjoy either casual, action, puzzle or social games.
“These ad-supported titles take advantage of the advanced WebOS on the new Palm Pre phone. Titles include blackjack, solitaire, bowling, sudoku, solitaire, roulette, backgammon, darts, golf and other popular games,” said William Volk, president and CEO of PlayScreen. “With all the excitement over this new phone and operating system we wanted to make sure consumers didn’t have to wait for their favorite games,” he added. “Reviewers of the Palm Pre have asked, 'Where are the Games?' Well, the games are here, at PlayScreen.com.”
For the time being, it seems that the new titles from PlayScreen are only available on the company's site, yet the developer promised that they would soon come as individual local applications as well, and that they would become available for purchase via the Palm App Catalog. For what it's worth, this really sounds like great news, for it doesn't happen each day that a company announces such a large number of free games for the device.
“PlayScreen is applying its considerable experience in advanced mobile technology to bring these titles to consumers,” commented PlayScreen President Sherri Cuono. “There are no installs required and these games are played instantly via the browser. We're also going to make downloadable versions of these games available when Palm Pre App Catalog launches.”
Those who would like to try out the titles should head to the PlayScreen's site to see whether they seem appealing or not. All in all, the games might be worth a try, though the graphics are not as complex as in other titles, such as the Doom version that was recently spotted on the Palm Pre, and which doesn't seem too bad either. Take a look at the video below to see what it looks like.