Papa Sangre takes the video out of videogame

With the iPad joining the iPhone in the battle to dominate the mobile gaming market, many developers are touting the “high definition graphics” and “silky smooth framerates” of their AppStore entries, but any gamer worth their gamerscore knows that’s a load of Apple-flavored bullshit — no mobile phone game is ever going to compare, let alone compete with its console or computer equivalent.

This is a fact that the makers of Papa Sangre, a first person puzzler set in “a Mexican graveyard on the Day of the Dead — with the lights off,” are turning to their advantage. The iPhone-bound vidogame uses no video, guiding players through its pitch-black world using a real-time surround sound audio engine, the first ever to be implemented on a handheld device.

It’s a foley artist’s wet dream, and one of the most interesting and innovative games coming to any system. No word on an exact release date, but it should be spookin’ up your headphones sometime later this year.