Quake is now playable on Apple Watch
Quake, id Software’s first-person shooter from 1996, has been ported to run on Apple Watch.
The port is the work of programmer Tomas Vyzmazal, and you can see the game playing in the video below. Vyzmazal used Quake rendering software and a combination of gyro and touch controls for input. He even managed to get the sound to work.
While it’s not the easiest game to play given the Apple Watch’s size and input restrictions, it’s still an impressive achievement to see Quake running on a smartwatch. And what makes it all the more impressive is the fact that the game runs at 60 frames per second.
Unfortunately, Quake for Apple Watch will not be available on the App Store due to licensing restrictions for in-game assets. However, you can build it yourself if you have access to a Mac and Xcode. Vyzmazal explains how to do this in its GitHub repository(Opens in a new window) for the project.
We’re used to seeing id’s previous Doom game running on unusual hardware, including a $15 Ikea smart lamp chip, and it’s popped up.(Opens in a new window) on a previous generation of Apple Watch. I wonder where we’ll see these classic games appear next?
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