Sci-fi fans of the revamped Terminator IP
may have something else to be happy about: a Terminator iPhone MMO called "Ambush."
Based off Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ambush
is a game played either online or through an iPhone. Gameplay is centered on predicting the movement of enemies through a virtual city, setting traps to eliminate the opposing side while evading their attempts to find you. iPhone 3G users can use their device's GPS to avoid such traps while racking up points.
The game was developed by 65 Media,
a marketing firm known for its past work on interactive and alternate reality games (ARGs). Ambush
may not be a true MMO in the client/leveling/loot sense, but has a system of points gained through employing traps and counter-traps. It's perhaps more akin to Aurora Feint's
debatable label as an MMO title,
which has already proven to be very popular. Such titles are the earliest forays into that grey area of 'MMOs' for the iPhone, and more are certainly on the way. Ambush
is free-to-play and available for iPhones with the 2.0 Software Update, downloadable at the Apple App Store.
More information about the game, and how to play it on both the iPhone and online, can be found in the Ambush FAQ. [Via Spoiler TV]