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Game Boy emulator available to non-homebrewers (with webOS 1.4.5)

by Robert Werlinger Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:34 am EDT

There's some exciting stuff going on in the gaming world these days thanks to the PDK, the recent roll out of webOS 1.4.5 to Sprint users, and the ability for indie developers to publish titles in the App Catalog (Nevermind that 1.4.5 save bug). Palm's beta feed gives a glimpse into the future (one that we can participate in now!) by giving access to two exciting new titles.

The first is a homebrew favorite we have mentioned before: VisualBoyAdvance, a Gameboy emulator selling for a cool $4.99. It's notable because for the first time, you don't need to be a homebrewer to install it and because it's an example of a developer selling a game without having to go through the entire App Catalog approval process.

The second is not Angry Birds (though we hear it's coming next week - thanks GFS & Tasslehof!), but rather a neat little indie game that resembles it: Name Me.

Now that PDK Hot Apps is running for real, there are a ton of open spaces for developers to grab some cash from Palm. We're expecting that 1.4.5 & these apps are going to really drive some exciting times for webOS gaming. 

Thanks to Banger for the heads up!