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'Pocket Planes' Gains iPhone 5 Support for iOS, New Mac App

NimbleBit has updated its game Pocket Planes [App Store] with iPhone 5 support, as well as launching a brand new Mac app [App Store] for the game that will fully sync with the iPhone and iPad apps.

Pocket Planes -- which has seen 2.5 million downloads to date from the App Store -- is a free-to-play tycoon-style game with premium currency, but it is easy to play and to advance without purchasing any currency. NimbleBit's Tiny Tower [App Store] works similarly, and is a perfect game for the taller screen on the iPhone 5.

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The Mac version is a near-identical port from the iOS version, complete with massive interface elements, though some parts -- like the flight map -- have been optimized for the larger screen on the Mac. The iCloud syncing between the iOS and Mac versions should make it easy for gamers to continue playing no matter which platform they're using.

Pocket Planes is a free download for the iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Pocket Planes for Mac is a free download from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 24 months ago
I bought this on iPhone just for the maps.
Rating: 21 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

This is news, how?


Advertisement pretending to be an article?


*sigh*

As with all of our posts, they didn't pay anything...we don't accept paid posts (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#Are_news_stories_really_advertising_in_disguise.3F).

It's a fairly popular game that now has some nice cross-platform syncing via iCloud.

Nimblebit is doing some nice stuff...Tiny Tower was Apple's iPhone Game of the Year last year.

So take it for what it is...a heads-up that a game from a popular developer has some nice updates.
Rating: 18 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
This is news, how?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Advertisement pretending to be an article?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Advertisement pretending to be an article?


Did you mean to post your comment in this thread (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/10/apple-posts-new-ipod-television-ad-bounce/) about the new iPod commercial? Because that definitely is an ad. Obviously Apple is paying Macrumors for preferential treatment in its coverage!

Or maybe this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1464407) about a trailer for Crazy Taxi? Trailers are also actual ads. When will Macrumors stop taking SEGA's dirty money?!

Or any of the gazillion articles about Apple or third-party hardware -- phone cases, hard drives, game controllers...When will the madness stop?!?

And yet, little to no complaining about those articles being ads. It's almost as if Macrumors is just reporting on different software, hardware, and other news about Apple, and companies providing products for or competing with them. And this on a website about Apple-related news and rumors! :eek:

Except for all those articles about patents. Now those are obviously really ads for the patent attorney industry. ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

The graphics aren't too good, though the game play is great.


I think that they were going for retro game style. To me, it looks like the old days of DOS gaming :)
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

This is news, how?


Don't get your panties in a bunch. This is the kind of stuff that the iOS blog was created for.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

*sigh*

As with all of our posts, they didn't pay anything...we don't accept paid posts (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#Are_news_stories_really_advertising_in_disguise.3F).

It's a fairly popular game that now has some nice cross-platform syncing via iCloud.

Nimblebit is doing some nice stuff...Tiny Tower was Apple's iPhone Game of the Year last year.

So take it for what it is...a heads-up that a game from a popular developer has some nice updates.


I will take it for what it is:
"An app the MacRumors staff like."
I see these kind of topics as a nice indication of their favourite apps.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Hurray! iPhone 5 update is great, I've been waiting for it to continue my game. It looks nice with the extra space and the iPhone 5's better color makes it look better too.

The Mac version is nice. Its basically the phone version on your computer, ha. It plays and looks great, though it isn't syncing with my phone quite as nicely as I'd like.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
After reading this article I downloaded the iPhone, iPad, and Mac app. It's awesome how the data automatically transfers between all the versions!!! And it is really fun! Kinda glad MR posted this!:D
Rating: 1 Votes

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