For quite some time, I've been saying that the real breakthrough in mobile gaming isn't in just taking traditional games and making them mobile, but in offering something different that couldn't be done without the mobile phone. That is, something that takes advantage of the users being mobile and connected. Others are certainly saying the same thing, though there still haven't been too many successful examples. A few developers are trying, but over at 3GSM, it looks like one of the most creative gaming ideas that does embrace what's different about the mobile phone comes from an amateur, rather than professional developer. The game, which won two prizes to beat out the pros, involves using two camera phones to act as virtual tennis rackets, batting a virtual tennis ball across a court. It looks fairly simple -- but creative in a way that could definitely be compelling.
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