In his panel at GDC
last week, Ngmoco's Neil Young dropped the news that his company was going all out with their freemium business model
-- not only are they releasing twenty
iPhone titles by the end of this year, but they're planning on having six iPad
titles ready to go right away at launch. Touch Arcade has done a little digging
, and they've come up with what they think the six iPad titles will be. Here we go:
As you may have noticed, two of those are Ngmoco originals, and four of those are Freeverse titles that were either planned for the iPad or are being remade for the new platform; again, presumably free-to-play, along with microtransactions and freemium resources in the Ngmoco mold. That's definitely a sizeable library going into the new platform, and if Ngmoco really does have these ready to go
on April 3rd (and I don't see any reason why they wouldn't -- even if they haven't gotten one of those test iPads from Apple, their model is designed to release early and make updates quickly if needed), then they'll be positioned to grab iPad app space very early on.