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MacRumors
Aug 2, 2013, 04:10 PM
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The upcoming cyperpunk-themed first-person shooter Neon Shadow includes a unique multiplayer mode that allows two users to play on a single iPad, according to our sister-site (http://toucharcade.com/2013/08/02/upcoming-fps-neon-shadow-features-a-same-device-multiplayer-mode-on-ipad/) TouchArcade.

jo_BhVPMHXcThat's not the crazy part though, as Crescent Moon and Tasty Poison have worked together previously on the truly excellent Pocket RPG [$4.99 (http://appshopper.com/games/pocket-rpg)]. No, the crazy thing is that Neon Shadow will feature a same-device co-op multiplayer mode on the iPad, and to my knowledge that's the first time an FPS has done such a thing on iOS. Seriously, check out how it works in this new video of Neon Shadow.There is no information on pricing, but Neon Shadow is expected by the end of summer.

Article Link: Upcoming Shooter 'Neon Shadow' Uses Split Screen for Single iPad Multiplayer (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/02/upcoming-shooter-neon-shadow-uses-split-screen-for-single-ipad-multiplayer/)



iSee
Aug 2, 2013, 04:23 PM
This would never work with me. I'd constantly be ripping the iPad out of the hands of the other player. Well, at least flinching and messing up the other player.

macnisse
Aug 2, 2013, 04:29 PM
Thank you! About time, what took you so long? :-)

Corrode
Aug 2, 2013, 05:01 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "head-to-head"!







...I'm sorry.

daverso
Aug 2, 2013, 05:08 PM
One of the first games I played for the iPhone was an air hockey game that let 2 players defend their own goal.

But I guess this is two separate huds and whatnot

VanillaCracker
Aug 2, 2013, 05:58 PM
Looks stupid

.Asa
Aug 2, 2013, 06:18 PM
Tiny Wings and Fruit Ninja do this already

joshdammit
Aug 2, 2013, 10:52 PM
Tiny Wings and Fruit Ninja do this already

So other games shouldn't do this, then?

sonicrobby
Aug 2, 2013, 10:54 PM
This doesnt seem like it will go as planned. People will probably get "intense" or jumpy and in the way they handle the controls they could easily disturb the other player.

Rad99004
Aug 2, 2013, 11:23 PM
Looks like a Great game.

Hope it will also have single player mode and coop mode on multiple devices.

bushido
Aug 3, 2013, 02:54 AM
So other games shouldn't do this, then?

They should but MR claimed "unique". Tap tap been doing it since like 2009. probably just a paid article

loko
Aug 3, 2013, 11:55 AM
Imagine a long time in the silent waiting room at the doctor/dentist with two 10 year old kids and only 1 iPad ...

star-affinity
Aug 3, 2013, 12:15 PM
They should but MR claimed "unique". Tap tap been doing it since like 2009. probably just a paid article

I guess they mean it's the first time for an FPS type of game?

heimo
Aug 4, 2013, 08:59 AM
For a truly revolutionary multiplayer iPad experience, you have to check out Toca Tea Party:
http://tocaboca.com/game/toca-tea-party/

jlgolson
Aug 4, 2013, 12:59 PM
They should but MR claimed "unique". Tap tap been doing it since like 2009. probably just a paid article
First for an FPS, as far as we can tell, and it's been said many, many times that we do not take paid placement and if we did, it would be disclosed.

Habakuk
Aug 4, 2013, 02:19 PM
Tiny Wings and Fruit Ninja do this already

And PinWar, which we are enjoying.

GSPice
Aug 4, 2013, 04:27 PM
With that gameplay I'd only be willing to pay half as much as their asking price. Or maybe I could split it with my opponent.

otismotive77
Aug 7, 2013, 06:12 PM
wow, had been missing this for a while. we need more games like this, you cant the pleasure of playing a multiplayer game on a single device from playing a multiplayer game on two different devices.