It seems that the owners of the recently released Palm Pre smartphone will soon be able to enjoy some attractive games that PopCap intends to develop for the handset. As such, titles like Bejeweled, Zuma or Peggle, to name only some of the games from the company, might soon come to the Palm Pre, which doesn't sound that bad, one should agree. Moreover, it seems that other new titles might be on their way to see the light of day as well, at least this is what Garth Chouteau, senior public relations director from PopCap Games, stated in a recent interview with Pixels to Polygons.
“We have plans to support the Pre
, as well as Android. There are games in the works for those devices. But it is certainly a kind of splintering of the market in some ways. I guess what I would say is, we think about platforms or prospective platforms in a couple of ways. One is: is this device right for one or more of our games? Is this the right kind of device for our games? Will it be a fun experience, and frankly as fun as it is on other platforms? And also, what is the audience for this particular device? And then certainly, but certainly not insignificantly, what is the install base?”
As many of you might already know, there are only a small number of applications currently available for the high-end device on Palm's App Catalog
, yet their number is expected to increase soon. The Sunnyvale-based mobile phone maker has recently announced plans to extend the access to its developer community for the Pre's webOS platform, which means that it won't be too long before a bunch of new software solutions are admitted to the portal.
On a side note, we should also mention that the number of developers
that have access to the Early Access Program should have grown impressively during the past few weeks. As such, Palm seems to have made a few changes to its End User Agreement for webOS developers, and the new version arrived on July 2. Given the fact that the new Agreement says “In no case may developers publish, reproduce or distribute the Palm materials,” we can only imagine that it comes as the result of the recently leaked webOS SDK