The first version of Battle Squadron required minimum iPad, iPhone 3GS, or iPod 3rd generation. The coming version will run on iPhone 3G and iPod 2nd generation as well.
It has always been our intention that Battle Squadron should run on all iOS devices. Due to mainly some graphical technicalities, the first version did however not run on early iOS devices.
To make Battle Squadron run on iphone 3G and iPod 2nd generation actually required a bit of recoding. This was mostly due to the exact way the graphical processors function on these devices.
We had hoped that Battle Squadron would also run on the original iPhone and iPod 1st generation. Our initial tests however indicated that these units are not designed for fast paced action games that runs 60 frames per second – even if their processors run at several hundred MHz !
In many ways this technical redesign required for iPhone 3G and iPod 2nd generation was similar to all the numerous technical “quirks” that had to be made to make the game run on the Amiga – a computer that was designed 25 years ago and ran at only 7.14 MHz !
The next release of Battle Squadron will furthermore include 2-player, Game Center Achievements, and enhanced controls. So get ready to play Battle Squadron with your friends.