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Audiosurf For iPhone Possible, Perhaps Even Probable?

Upcoming firmware updates may make "surfing your music" possible on Apple's devices.

Part puzzle game, part rhythm game, all radical.
OK, here's an iPhone game-related story I can totally get behind. It seems that the upcoming 3.0 firmware update for iPhone and iPod Touch will allow independent application developers to access the device's music library. Previously, those applications were locked out and kept far, far away from your collection of Tommy february6 tracks. This, as you might guess, would be key for any sort of game that allows you to "surf your music."

The Escapist picked up a little e-mail exchange between an iPhone gaming site called APPera and Audiosurf's lead developer Dylan Fitterer, where APPera essentially asked "hey, does this mean that you're going to do Audiosurf for iPhone now?"

They got a reply...

WooHoo!

I’m on it.

I ran into Dylan briefly at this year's SpikeTV Video Game Awards, where Audiosurf was straight-up robbed in the Best Independent Game category. We talked quickly about the iPhone and the potential for having Audiosurf all up in your pocket, but the library access was, obviously, a huge stumbling block. With that potentially out of the way? Dude, yes.
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Posted by Jeff
Part puzzle game, part rhythm game, all radical.
OK, here's an iPhone game-related story I can totally get behind. It seems that the upcoming 3.0 firmware update for iPhone and iPod Touch will allow independent application developers to access the device's music library. Previously, those applications were locked out and kept far, far away from your collection of Tommy february6 tracks. This, as you might guess, would be key for any sort of game that allows you to "surf your music."

The Escapist picked up a little e-mail exchange between an iPhone gaming site called APPera and Audiosurf's lead developer Dylan Fitterer, where APPera essentially asked "hey, does this mean that you're going to do Audiosurf for iPhone now?"

They got a reply...

WooHoo!

I’m on it.

I ran into Dylan briefly at this year's SpikeTV Video Game Awards, where Audiosurf was straight-up robbed in the Best Independent Game category. We talked quickly about the iPhone and the potential for having Audiosurf all up in your pocket, but the library access was, obviously, a huge stumbling block. With that potentially out of the way? Dude, yes.
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Posted by Milkman

That's works almost too perfectly. Make it happen!

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Posted by Tylea002

NOW i need an iPhone.

Posted by Systech

Tap Tap can suck it when Audiosurf comes to the iPhone.

Posted by DukeTogo

Audiosurf needs to look a little better first.  The graphics are a bit too lo-fi, and all it would take is a game that does the same shit with decent graphics to trounce it.

Enter Harmonix.

Posted by Hamz

Audiosurf was born for something like the iPhone or any other handheld / pocket size gaming system. I mean it rocks on the PC but its so simplistic and amazingly fun I could imagine a tonne of people playing this while on the bus listening to music. I hope it happens, I really really hope it does.

Also I'm shocked I just put iPhone and gaming system in the same sentence o.o

Posted by XaiaX

Look over here.


Look over here.

Yes.
Posted by MattyFTM

You'd better not be getting my hopes up for nothing!!!!!! This would be totally awesome.

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Posted by JoelTGM

thats huge money right there if they put it on the iphone.   do it!

Posted by RHCPfan24

That is great news. I am digging that idea.

Posted by Vafthrutnir

That would be interesting. I can't play the game with anything other than a mouse though.

Posted by WindowColours

It's been a while since I've listened to any Tommy Febuary6 songs, Lonely in Gorgeus is still my favorite from them. But if I had an IPhone and audiosurf I would probably play High and Mighty Colour Songs on it.

Posted by Tarakun

Damn, this makes me want an iTouch. I love Audiosurf.

Posted by theMcNasty

     But, ultimately, still no MMS, VoiceDial, landscape typing or what-have-you.  Firmware updates never seem to address any of the "true issues" with the iPhone.

Posted by MattyFTM
theMcNasty said:
"     But, ultimately, still no MMS, VoiceDial, landscape typing or what-have-you.  Firmware updates never seem to address any of the "true issues" with the iPhone."
MMS is coming in the update.
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Posted by FlipperDesert

Oh perfect, now I need to sell my Nano and save up for an iPhone.

Thanks Dylan! :l

Posted by TaintedSun

Not a big fan of this game and games on my iPhone are a waste of an already limited battery life. I need to make calls, that's why I got a phone.

@ theMcNasty

Voice dialing is lame. Landscape typing is also not necessary. Type on the thing for more than a week and you should be good to go with portrait style typing. MMS, yeah, it's a hitch, but honestly, I never feel the need to send pictures to anyone and I'm sure no one would really be happy with me using my unlimited data plan to blow up their bill.

Posted by TG_SOLID

Ever since I palyed the demo, and subsequently purchased this PWN game, I have thought that it would rock on the iPod or iPhone. It would work well even with the iPod click wheel, in fact it would be perfect for it.

Posted by oNsJUGGERNAUT

sounds great, I love audiosurf, but I don't have an Iphone.

Posted by Gmanall

 Yup that would be perfect

Posted by kimbokasteniv

This game would make a lot of sense on the iPhone,  I would be surprised if it did not come out for the iPhone -- assuming applications are given access to the music library.

Posted by stephengotlost

The controls are perfect for the iPhone.

Posted by LordAndrew

It's a logical fit.

Posted by nukesniper

I am all for it!

DUDE AUDIOSURF!

Posted by DJ_Lae

Dude, YES.

Posted by zityz

I love audiosurf, god that game can get addicting. Too bad I don't have an Iphone. Hopefuly one day they can somehow get it to run on a zune.

Posted by Miningguyx360

The game even looks like it was made for the iphone. big buttons, score on the top and not to heavy 3d graphics

Posted by dsplayer1010

YES!

Edited by KZeni

YES... YES!!! Can't wait!


Um, no. MMS is coming in 3.0, landscape typing is coming in 3.0, and voice dialing is lame until perfected (it isn't yet).
3.0 is a huge update...
Posted by BinaryDragon

I agree: Dude. YES!

Posted by Karmum

I so would need to get an iPod Touch, then. Please.

Posted by Snail

I really would love this.
I love it on the PC and this would be awesome to have on the go!

Posted by raven

yes yes yes !


Edited by TobyD81

Sounds great! In the meantime - could we possibly get a Mac version as well? Please? I'll even take XBLA.

Posted by Irishjohn

He should make it, because I would totally buy it.  Yeah.

Really, audiosurf on iPhone = awesome.

Posted by Dalai

And nobody thought of this before?  Pure genius!

Not gonna buy an iPhone for it, though.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

ReTarDedFisHy would get an iPhone just for this.

Posted by jollywhitegiant

This game would work really well on the iPhone. Great way to kill some time on the morning commute..

Posted by Thordain

Whoa. With this I might have to buy a new iphone to play this.

Posted by Paradigmer

oh no. this is going to be ridiculous!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mace

Dude... Awesome!

I will absolutely buy Audiosurf for the iPhone if/when it comes out.
Posted by TwoOneFive

good call jeff, this game was totally robbed in for that category of awards. 

Posted by RagingLion

They are such perfect fits for each other.  They could sell loads.

Posted by Aaron_G

This would make a whole lot of sense on the iPhone. 

Posted by LordAndrew
Dalai said:
"And nobody thought of this before?  Pure genius!Not gonna buy an iPhone for it, though."
I'm sure people thought of it, but until now, iPhone games couldn't access your music library. Games for the classic iPod can though.
Posted by AURON570

ah audiosurf

Posted by Kyle

Any place with Audiosurf is a good place to be.

Posted by wh1terav3n

I would definitely spend another 10 bucks on it when this comes out. Audiosurf is awesome and almost MADE for the iphone.

Posted by Kohe321

That would be an awesome fit. Awesome.

Posted by Kazona

If this gets made I'll never end up getting any work done...

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