As I see 'my' Washington Capitals continue their proud post-season tradition of losing games in which they can close out an opponent I was inspired to try Hockey Nations 2010. Ok, that has nothing to do with it as I've been looking forward to giving this a go all weekend. Hockey Nations 2010 is a big game with several features and I don't want to do a 'quick judgement' review, but I did spend some time with it and here are a few notes.
I'm also curious if they used the AirPlay SDK to create this game. For those that don't know what that is... it is a cross platform development environment that allows for the creation of mobile games that run on the iPhone, Android, BREW, Windows Mobile... etc from one code base and they claim that it lets you do high performance graphics. Natural Motion used it for their iPhone version of Backbreaker Football (but hasn't released it on other platforms?) and that's a game that impressed me so I believe it. I also have plans to use it myself and I don't understand why more don't use it given the upside with minimal downside.
Another thing I don't get is why so many developers that make games for the iPhone fail to mention an Android version on their websites and this game is among those. Asphalt 5 was, too, in addition to many others. We're talking professional, big name companies and they keep the Android versions of their games a secret. What gives?