Apple Serious about Games?
Appleinsider claims that Apple has started canvassing at least one school for individuals to work on art for future 2D and 3D games from Apple.
Students at the Savannah College of Art and Design reported today receiving an e-mail from a recruiter working directly for Apple, Inc., who appears to be actively tracking down skilled graphics designers among those enrolled in the school's Fine Arts programs. Those hired for the summer program would be tasked with creating "consistent, high quality 3D and 2D art for games," the message said.
With the release of the iPod Games in in September, Apple demonstrated that they had already started some game development in-house with the release of Vortex and Texas Hold 'Em.
Recent comments by game developers have suggested Apple may be expanding games beyond the ipod. Electronic Arts revealed that Apple had already started approaching 3rd party developers to launch games on their upcoming iPhone, while PopCap Vice President listed the Apple TV as a future gaming platform.
Meanwhile, Jesse Tortora had previously speculated that Apple could be getting serious about the gaming market.