Indie developer Jeff Vogel will no longer make games for iOS, criticising Apple for its apathy with regards to the problems the firm causes for developers.
Vogel recently released a brand new role-playing game Avernum 2 for iOS but pulled it just a few days later, now claiming he will no longer develop for the platform.
Programming for Apple devices has, for the 20 years I’ve been doing it, been a continuous hassle,” he told VentureBeat. Apple constantly makes the old code obsolete, forcing programmers to relearn and revise everything constantly. Sometimes, these changes lead to better devices and software. Other times, it’s just obnoxiousness with no gain for developers or users.
Apple doesn’t care. I suspect that Apple would be ecstatic if 90 per cent of game developers disappear overnight.”
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