Nov 02 AT 6:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

SouthPeak announces exclusive Android games for Tegra 2 devices

Remember how we said Tegra 2 devices would have exclusive games? Trendy Entertainment was one developer we knew was working on games and today we learned that SouthPeak Interactive will also create Android titles for Android smartphones and tablets powered by the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

While we don’t know exactly which titles SouthPeak will bring to Android, they did announce they were working with the Unreal Engine 3 and promised to showcase faster frame rates, phenomenal graphics, and broader development capabilities.

Melanie Mroz, President and CEO of SouthPeak Interactive sounded pretty excited to be working with NVIDIA and said, “In keeping with our strategy to aggressively pursue unique opportunities in the digital gaming space, we’re thrilled to develop some of the first games for devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. Android’s rapidly growing market share represents a huge opportunity for SouthPeak and we are proud to be at the forefront of introducing high-quality games applications to this market.”

One last interesting thing to note about the press release was the closing statement. SouthPeak plans to start promoting their first games for Tegra 2 powered devices “beginning during the Holiday period of 2010″. We know that some Tegra 2 tablets are already in stores, but we were not expecting any phones to launch till early 2011.

Hopefully we can get some hands-on time with some of SouthPeak’s upcoming games soon.

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SouthPeak Interactive Announces Development of Cutting-Edge Game Apps for NVIDIA Tegra

Popular Games Franchises Release on Android Smartphones and Tablets with Tegra 2, Showcase Faster Frame Rate, Phenomenal Graphics and Broader Development Capabilities

Midlothian, VA — November 2, 2010 – SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC BB: SOPK) today announced the development of new game applications for Android smartphones and tablets powered by the NVIDIA® Tegraâ„¢ 2 mobile processor. Games launched by SouthPeak on this new platform will offer intuitive user interfaces using touch screen control, faster frame rates and industry-leading 3D graphics powered by Unreal® Engine 3 for mobile platforms.

“We’re working with SouthPeak to turbocharge mobile gaming for Android devices with Tegra,” said Bill Rehbock, general manager, content marketing at NVIDIA. “Tegra is the top platform for mobile developers, and games built to take advantage of its power offer an unparalleled mobile game-play experience.”

Melanie Mroz, President and CEO of SouthPeak Interactive, commented, “In keeping with our strategy to aggressively pursue unique opportunities in the digital gaming space, we’re thrilled to develop some of the first games for devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. Android’s rapidly growing market share represents a huge opportunity for SouthPeak and we are proud to be at the forefront of introducing high-quality games applications to this market.”

SouthPeak plans to heavily promote its first games for Tegra 2-powered devices beginning during the Holiday period of 2010.

About SouthPeak Interactive Corporation

SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wiiâ„¢, Nintendo DSâ„¢, iPhone and Windows PC. SouthPeak’s games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role-playing, strategy, racing, puzzle, sports and edutainment. SouthPeak’s products are sold in retail outlets in North America, South and Central America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.

SouthPeak’s extensive portfolio of over 60 interactive entertainment games spans a variety of platforms and genres including RPG, simulation, FPS, sports, strategy, puzzle and fighting.

For additional information, please visit SouthPeak’s corporate website: www.southpeakgames.com

Source: SouthPeak

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  • Killa

    So if they start to promote their first games for Tegra 2 powered devices this Holiday period, when do you expect dual-core devices to be available?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Tablets are available now, but most of them are pretty lame since they run Android 2.2. I don’t think we will see any good Tegra 2 tablets until Google unveils Honeycomb (Android 3.0) next year.

      Tegra 2 phones could be available this year with Android 2.2, but my guess is they get pushed back so they ship with Android 2.3.

      • Killa

        Hmmm… Now I’m wondering if I should wait. I WAS planning on getting the myTouch 4G. If I had the 2.2 update on my myTouch right now, it would probably hold me off.

  • http://Website Rob

    They said devices, not phones. LG’s Tegra phone might make it for the end of the year.

  • http://Website Mark

    Eat your black hearts out, Apple fanboys!!!!

  • http://Website jim2point0

    This is so terrible. Even though there are really powerful phones out there (G2, Galaxy S, etc), there are going to be apps that ONLY work for phones with a SPECIFIC processor that ISNT out yet, leaving EVERY SINGLE ANDROID PHONE CURRENTLY OUT unable to run them?

    How is this a good idea? iPhones are looking better and better. Fragmentation on Android is really getting bad…….

    • Nicko01

      So you’re saying all Android devices should be limited to what the previous generation is capable of? Then we’d be stuck with no progress.

      How would it be if all Windows software had to be able to run on all computers and had to be compatible with every version of Windows? It wouldn’t work out so well. Even facing that problem, Windows remains immensely popular due to the wide range of hardware available. Macs are held back by their hardware. You can’t get it any cheaper because it’s all made by one manufacturer, so many people don’t want to buy it.

      Your comment is so irrelevant and useless that I could go on for a few more paragraphs, but I don’t feel like wasting my time on it.

      • http://Website Anymouse

        Absolutely a horrible comparison, last i checked (and im no pc wiz) YOU CAN CHANGE THE HARDWARE ON A “WINDOWS” PC) so it doesnt matter which version of windows you run. If you see a new fancy game, or os, that your current rig cant handle you pay enough cash to upgrade and your pc can handle it. Now name one phone you can upgrade the hardware on. And your point will be remotely valid. And who wants to buy a phone (on contract) just to have a new one come out two months later. That makes your phone outdated. And waiting isnt an option, cuz two months after that the next best thing will be “two months” away. This fragmentation is horrid.

  • http://Website Scott G

    and this makes me that much more excited for an overclocked galaxy s… yay…

  • http://Website semajhan

    @jim2point0
    Well, you cannot expect developers to make games that work for every android phone out there.
    It’s like PCs, people buy computers that fit their needs and developers create games that run on either all machines say like solitaire and some for the higher end machines that require more powerful hardware.
    IMHO the idea of a game that should be able to work on every android device comes from apple…

    • http://Website Daniel

      PC games don’t require me to buy a video card of a specific brand, though. jim2point0 does have a point, games should just have requirements related to processing power and abilities, not to brand names. I’m okay with a game being optimized for the Tegra 2 (just like many games work better with specific video cards), it just doesn’t make sense to block for instance the Galaxy S when it has a very competent CPU and GPU.

      • http://Website Anymouse

        Very good point

  • http://Website tiger4j

    If the games are going to be Tegra specific, then where would that put Samsung’s Orion processor? It too offers graphics capabilities 5 x’s greater than their current offering of the sgx-vr540 (which outperforms the iPhone even though they already are receiving these games (had to throw that in there).) If the iPhone can play the games, then why not just port it over and save the man power to create more games? Seems like there’s some politics involved. Don’t get me wrong the idea sounds great, some of this stuff just gets frustrating.

  • http://Website tiger4j

    I agree with Daniel. If you ever played quake3 on a galaxy s it would blow your mind. Very impressive ;-)

  • http://Handheldusers.com Amir Rafieian

    Are these games only for Tegra 2 or every device with cortex-A9 platform? like Orion or OMAP4 ?

  1. So if they start to promote their first games for Tegra 2 powered devices this Holiday period, when do you expect dual-core devices to be available?

    • Tablets are available now, but most of them are pretty lame since they run Android 2.2. I don’t think we will see any good Tegra 2 tablets until Google unveils Honeycomb (Android 3.0) next year.

      Tegra 2 phones could be available this year with Android 2.2, but my guess is they get pushed back so they ship with Android 2.3.

      • Hmmm… Now I’m wondering if I should wait. I WAS planning on getting the myTouch 4G. If I had the 2.2 update on my myTouch right now, it would probably hold me off.

  2. RobGuest 5 years ago

    They said devices, not phones. LG’s Tegra phone might make it for the end of the year.

  3. MarkGuest 5 years ago

    Eat your black hearts out, Apple fanboys!!!!

  4. jim2point0Guest 5 years ago

    This is so terrible. Even though there are really powerful phones out there (G2, Galaxy S, etc), there are going to be apps that ONLY work for phones with a SPECIFIC processor that ISNT out yet, leaving EVERY SINGLE ANDROID PHONE CURRENTLY OUT unable to run them?

    How is this a good idea? iPhones are looking better and better. Fragmentation on Android is really getting bad…….

    • So you’re saying all Android devices should be limited to what the previous generation is capable of? Then we’d be stuck with no progress.

      How would it be if all Windows software had to be able to run on all computers and had to be compatible with every version of Windows? It wouldn’t work out so well. Even facing that problem, Windows remains immensely popular due to the wide range of hardware available. Macs are held back by their hardware. You can’t get it any cheaper because it’s all made by one manufacturer, so many people don’t want to buy it.

      Your comment is so irrelevant and useless that I could go on for a few more paragraphs, but I don’t feel like wasting my time on it.

      • AnymouseGuest 5 years ago

        Absolutely a horrible comparison, last i checked (and im no pc wiz) YOU CAN CHANGE THE HARDWARE ON A “WINDOWS” PC) so it doesnt matter which version of windows you run. If you see a new fancy game, or os, that your current rig cant handle you pay enough cash to upgrade and your pc can handle it. Now name one phone you can upgrade the hardware on. And your point will be remotely valid. And who wants to buy a phone (on contract) just to have a new one come out two months later. That makes your phone outdated. And waiting isnt an option, cuz two months after that the next best thing will be “two months” away. This fragmentation is horrid.

  5. Scott GGuest 5 years ago

    and this makes me that much more excited for an overclocked galaxy s… yay…

  6. semajhanGuest 5 years ago

    @jim2point0
    Well, you cannot expect developers to make games that work for every android phone out there.
    It’s like PCs, people buy computers that fit their needs and developers create games that run on either all machines say like solitaire and some for the higher end machines that require more powerful hardware.
    IMHO the idea of a game that should be able to work on every android device comes from apple…

    • DanielGuest 5 years ago

      PC games don’t require me to buy a video card of a specific brand, though. jim2point0 does have a point, games should just have requirements related to processing power and abilities, not to brand names. I’m okay with a game being optimized for the Tegra 2 (just like many games work better with specific video cards), it just doesn’t make sense to block for instance the Galaxy S when it has a very competent CPU and GPU.

  7. tiger4jGuest 5 years ago

    If the games are going to be Tegra specific, then where would that put Samsung’s Orion processor? It too offers graphics capabilities 5 x’s greater than their current offering of the sgx-vr540 (which outperforms the iPhone even though they already are receiving these games (had to throw that in there).) If the iPhone can play the games, then why not just port it over and save the man power to create more games? Seems like there’s some politics involved. Don’t get me wrong the idea sounds great, some of this stuff just gets frustrating.

  8. tiger4jGuest 5 years ago

    I agree with Daniel. If you ever played quake3 on a galaxy s it would blow your mind. Very impressive ;-)

  9. Amir RafieianGuest 5 years ago

    Are these games only for Tegra 2 or every device with cortex-A9 platform? like Orion or OMAP4 ?