Social Gaming Network (SGN) keeps on pushing out great entertainment applications for the iPhone, and we can’t help continuing to put those in the spotlight. Not only because SGN produces some damn good games that we love to play – check out its suite of Wii-like games for starters – but also because we’d really like to see more developers leverage the network capabilities of the famed Apple device like SGN and other savvy developers are doing.
About a month ago, Michael got to test-drive (well, test-fly) SGN’s new jet dogfighter game before its official release in the App Store, and deemed the graphics to be ‘stunning’. I’m embedding the demo video he recorded here below, but we should get an updated video of the gameplay from the company soon which we’ll add here as well. Or, as from today, you can also just go to the iTunes App Store and buy the premium version of the game yourself (it’s priced $9.99).
Update: new video
The name of the game is F.A.S.T. and the main difference with other jet dogfighter games for the iPhone like Top Gun and Flying Aces is the multi-player aspect and the incredibly good-looking 3D graphics of the whole thing. You can play the game against other people over WiFi (both one-on-one and two-on-two) and the game neatly switches to “God view”, that is an elevated view of the rest of the fight, when you crash or get shot down. You really ought to play it to get a feel of what it’s like to fire missiles and a machine gun from the jet and follow the path of a fired missile as if you were sitting on one, because it’s really hard to explain how much this game rocks without you actually trying it. Let us know your thoughts if you decide to purchase the game.
On a sidenote: if you don’t want to see a picture of SGN CEO Shervin Pishevar playing the game wearing an F14 Fighter Helmet, don’t click here.