SouthEnd Interactive’s Desert Winds has captured the attention of many gamers wanting more 3D games on mobile devices. The 3D action adventure game developed by SouthEnd Interactive shows off how awesome the Snapdragon Adreno 220 GPU is. It is a singlecore GPU and is part of the dualcore Snapdragon 1.2GHz SoC.
Qualcomm is the company behind the Snapdragon and it powers the HP Touchpad. The HP Touchpad makes use of the 1.2GHz dualcore processor which has the Qualcomm Adreno 220 GPU in it. It is one great GPU that can do big things. 3D games a working a lot better on mobile devices with the release of these new GPUs and CPUs.
Bring on the multicores, we say. Quadcore processors in mobile devices will be out at the end of the year and people are just drooling over the fact that they can have so much processing power on a mobile device.
Tablet PCs that have dockable keyboards will probably start to replace netbooks or the smaller laptops. Maybe shove an i7 in a phone and see if it burns up because of the intense power. Just kidding.
Well the HP TouchPad runs the webOS 3.0 and games like Desert Winds By SouthEnd Interactive just go to show what can be done. A new bar in 3D gaming on tablets has been set. This game is similar to God Of War in terms of art style and gameplay. There is a nice looking girl character that you can control and do some sexy moves.
The game shows off advanced particle physics and vertex skinning. It has full-screen post processing shader effects and beautiful dynamic lighting. There is real-time cloth simulation and some seriously great looking graphical effects.
There even is a stereoscopic mode where you can play the game in 3D. A HDMI out to a 3D HD TV can allow the game to be played in stereoscopic mode. Qualcomm is leading the way with its SoCs and GPUs inside them.
There are now games specifically built for this Adreno 220 GPU. It will only be a matter of time when games like Desert Winds look second grade. Better chips will come out with even more cores and games with even better looking graphics will continue to shine.