Stunt motorbiking game Joe Danger will be expanding beyond the console market soon. Developer Hello Games has confirmed that they're developing iOS and Android versions and it's said to be very different than the game available on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
"Simply porting a game is never something I could get excited about, it’s soulless work. Joe Danger on iOS is a new game, and it's been written from the ground up for iPhone," Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray told Gamasutra.
In Joe Danger, players drive through an obstacle course as quickly as they can and with as few crashes as possible. Your objective isn't simply to avoid hazards or drive quickly, though: you have to put on a good show. You'll get bonus points for stringing together stunts or performing other bonus objectives.
One challenge of bringing any console game to touchscreen devices is adapting the controls. The mobile Joe won't make use of a "virtual d-pad", according to Murray.
"Joe Danger is a game with a lot of depth to the controls. We want to make very much an arcade game on your mobile. You swipe the screen to make Joe wheelie, you nudge him in the air to affect his gravity, you can flick a barrier out of the way, or wrestle with the shark in the shark tank. You have such control that levels that would be impossible on console are much easier on the touchscreen."
The iOS version of the game is being showed off at PAX East this weekend. Presumably that means it's further along than its Android counterpart. No word on when we can expect either, though.