It looks like Apple may want to cut itself a little piece of the lucrative iPhone gaming pie.
To date, Apple has only launched four of its own applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch — MobileMe iDisk, Keynote Remote, Remote and Texas Hold ‘Em — but all of that may be changing from evidence found in a recent job listing.
According to a job listing that appeared this week on Apple’s Web site this week, the company is looking for an engineer that has “3-4 years of video game development experience, shipped at least one AAA title.” While this doesn’t give us any definitive idea of what Apple’s plans are, it sure sounds like that the company is looking to develop more games of its own.
The full listing states:
The interactive media group is looking for a skilled software engineer who wants to work as part of a small highly motivated team to work on interactive multimedia experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The position on the team is to help design and implement interactive multimedia experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The position also requires a creative thinker who can contribute and comment on the design process as well as being flexible enough to aid in all aspects of production such as asset management and able to work to a deadline.
Looking for skilled engineer with the following background.
-strong C / C++ / Objective-C / iPhone background preferred
-3-4 years of video game development experience, shipped at least one AAA title
-skills in audio systems, graphics pipeline, and network programming a plus
-ability to work in small dynamic team
If this sounds like you, then apply for the position … and then make sure to come back and tell us what the heck it is that Steve Jobs has up his sleeve now.