Ground Effect update includes stereoscopic 3D mode

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Ground Effect update includes stereoscopic 3D mode
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I'm a big fan of the Ekranoplan racer Ground Effect, which came out in November. And, now the first update has arrived.

As is the way of updates, many of the additions are along the lines of tweaks and fixes.

To that extent, there's a smoother user interface, faster graphics - up to 60 frames per second on an iPhone 3GS or new iPod touch, and the ability to adjust the sensitivity of the tilt controls.

One nice new feature is a first person driver view: something preferred by hardcore players, and there's also the option of free-play practice levels.

The big addition however is a stereoscopic 3D mode that supports the various 3D glasses you now get with DVDs and Blu-ray movies. Of course, you don't have to play the game this way, but it does add another dimension.

You can see how it works in the following video.

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"We were lucky enough to get a lot of feedback which I've taken onboard in order to make improvements to this title," says creator Glenn Corpes. "The stereo 3D was a purely self-indulgent addition. I've been a huge fan since even before I added it to Bullfrog's Magic Carpet all those years ago and I've always wanted to see it used in a game on a more powerful machine. I hope people enjoy it as an option as much as I enjoyed working on it."

Corpes also has more updates planned for early 2010.

Ground Effect is out now, priced $2.99, €2.39 or £1.79.
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