Apple is expected to reveal details about its Apple tablet computer at an event in San Francisco tomorrow, but we’ve already had official confirmation of the first game for the tablet, or “iPad” as the press release calls it. And, while the “iPad” is expected be a pioneering and innovative bit of kit, said game is based on a freaking ancient concept: crosswords.
That’s right, the first official game for Apple’s iPad (or whatever) will be a crosswords game. Called Crosswords. T3H FUTUR3 1S H3R3!!!1 Here’s a press release while I take a moment for a bit of chortling. Ahahah —
“The Tablet version of Crosswords should keep the core functionality of the original, but optimize the user interface to be more reminiscent of its newspaper roots. Users will still be able to use the integrated hint and look up systems, import or download new daily puzzles, enjoy the expanding catalogue of free puzzles, and enjoy in-app support for premium subscriptions to puzzles such as the New York Times. “The goal,” says [Stand Alone president Bob] Gottlieb, “is to utilize the larger screen, but keep both the functionality and the sleek, intuitive, custom design that our users love.”
— ahahaha. Gottlieb also added: “We have been anticipating the Apple tablet as the greatest piece of hardware for App developers since iPhone itself. Crosswords will be even better on the new device.”
Sure, Bob. Anyway, roll on tomorrow. I won’t lie: I’m excited.
[Via press release]