iOS gaming has continued to develop over the last few years and is coming close to hardcore acceptance as a valid gaming platform in its own right. Recent titles like Deus Ex: The Fall and Real Racing 3, along with conversions of titles such as GTA: Vice City, offer a much deeper, console-like experience than earlier fare like Angry Birds.
If any franchise could be said to have captured the hardcore gamers hearts on the platform however it would have to be Infinity Blade. The merging of genuinely impressive graphics along with addictive gameplay combines to make an exclusive series of games that any gaming platform can be proud of. Infinity Blade II (free until July 15th by the way) improved on the original in every way, and included an actual story as well. A couple of years ago another sequel was shown off; Infinity Blade: Dungeons. This was to merge the universe of Infinity Blade with a Diablo style dungeon crawler, using some innovative touch and swipe controls.
Recently however, the news broke that Impossible Games, the development team behind the game ha been laid off, and that the title’s future was under discussion. Unfortunately it now seems that decision has been taken, and Infinity Blade: Dungeons has been officially cancelled. The co-creator of Chair Interactive, Donald Mustard had this to say:
“When the studio that was working on [Dungeons] was closed, the game was canceled. That’s really all I can say. Infinity Blade fans still have plenty to look forward to, though. There’s more we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe. More Games, more books, maybe even other products. And we are very excited about that.”
Is a potential Infinity Blade III enough for you? Or were you looking forward to something a bit different? If you are looking for a dungeon crawling game for your iPad I can heartily recommend Warhammer Quest as an alternative, but we can only hope that one day Epic sees fit to resurrect Infinity Blade: Dungeons.