Comments on: Iiiiinteresting Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darius Kazemi Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:37:00 +0000 Ian, my initial thought is: iPhone games.

By: Ian Schreiber Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:35:00 +0000 Care to share your thoughts on this?

My first reactions:
* What’s a “Games Developer”? I’ve never met anyone in the industry with that job title.
* Oh, they mean Senior Programmer, or perhaps Technical Director. Why didn’t they say so?
* Wait a minute… they’re hiring a tech guy but no artists or game designers? Are they planning to build a one-person dev team?
* Oh, wait. They’ve already got all sorts of creative types at Apple, they probably just needed something for the brilliant iPod designers to do.
* Except that UI Design is not the same thing as Game Design. While a strong sense of UI is a great skill to have, doesn’t someone need to create the core mechanics?

And then the industry implications:
* Apple is getting into games. As what… 3rd party developer for Wii? Or are they actually making their own Mac games since developers refuse to do it for them?