I’ve been looking around the AppStore for games that implement the kind of touch control that I’m after for my maze game. There’s a thousand and one maze games on offer which is fantastic so I downloaded a few free trial versions to test them.
In many cases the controls felt OK but not great. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of a simple swipe gesture to change the direction of the player’s sprite.
Pac-Man has it all.
I really shouldn’t have been surprised. With the Pac-Man trial version you can set which style of control you prefer. So I picked swipe.
The effect really is quite something. Your little Pac-Man chomps his way around the maze and you make your turns with elegant swipes. It just feels lovely. I really want this smooth feeling of control and am actually pretty much there.