What’s inside an iPod game?

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Apple (finally) has games for the iPod – but not a SDK or developer program (yet). Usually I run iPod Linux if I’m jonezing for that type of action on a music player (also see Rockbox), but like always I like to poke around and see what’s inside things, like the new IPG files (iPod games), last night I guessed that it was likely a ZIP file with stuff in it, but didn’t have time to explore much – luckily Ben did, here’s what he found… – “The .IPG file is actually just a ZIP archive. The archive contains many files, including AAC and WAV audio, XML, executables, language files, and more. I just started looking things over, but here are some of the interesting things I’ve found so far.”Link.

It would neat if the iPod supported the Flash player or Processing, but who knows – maybe if there’s demand for portable mini-apps, games, etc. Apple will get on that, they eerily smart and if it will sell more iPod, they’ll do it. Perhaps iPod “Widgets”….



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