Apple has yet to officially enter the game console race, but a new game app from India-based Rolocule Games might give the Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo a reason to worry. Rolocule’s iPhone game Motion Tennis connects to any Apple TV and allows players to play using their iPhone as a racket.
One of the major selling points of the app is its ability to play directly from the iPhone and not the Apple TV set top, meaning the game goes anywhere the iPhone goes and is playable on any Apple TV. The app, which retails for $7.99, utilizes the gyroscope, magnetometer and accelerometer in the phone to use it as a controller. The action is similar to using a WiiMote controller on the Wii.
This app opens up the idea of using the Apple TV as a video game console in conjunction with the iPhone, similar to the way that the Ouya is an Android-based console. Rolocule Games will be using their engine to develop upcoming games includingÂ Motion Badminton and Squash, as well as a game with the working title Die Zombies Die!.