by Joe White
August 24, 2013
Riot Games, maker of the popular League of Legends multiplayer "battle arena" game, is on the hunt for iOS and Android developers, suggesting that the free-to-play title could soon launch for iDevices. As a reminder, League of Legends is available for Windows and OS X only, and while well-received at launch, the multiplayer game has grown in popularity since it first appeared in 2009. Now, however, developer Riot Games is looking to add iOS and Android programmers to its team, as explained in a recent job posting:
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints. That’s where you come in. As iOS Developer, you’ll put your specialized skills to work building cutting-edge apps for millions of League of Legends players who never leave home without their trusty Apple devices. You’ll join a SWAT team of mobile developers and designers on a mission to help players engage with the world around League of Legends anytime and anywhere, even if they’re not sitting in front of a computer. As a resident iOS expert, you’ll provide teammates with specialized feedback and guidance that helps level up their skill with Apple devices. Above all, you’ll help define our future in mobile by creating compelling experiences that surprise and delight players wherever they may be.It could be that a full-on League of Legends experience is soon to arrive for iOS, or that Riot Games is looking rather to compliment its offerings with a mobile app that enhances the desktop experience. Either way, this is good news for iDevice owners who enjoy playing through a couple of rounds of League of Legends on their PC or Mac. Of course, we'll let you know if we hear anything more concerning a possible League of Legends iOS app. In the meantime, see: CBS Sports Updated With New Football GameTracker And Other Enhancements, The Adventure Is Set To Begin: Oceanhorn Gets Its First Official Trailer, and Meet The First Real-World Racing Video Game In The Newly Updated Anki Drive App.