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Unveiled at WWDC 2014 for demo of Apple's Metal, Epic Zen Garden out now on iOS 8

Unveiled at WWDC 2014 for demo of Apple's Metal, Epic Zen Garden out now on iOS 8

September 18, 2014

Remember that game that was unveiled at WWDC last June to demonstrate Apple’s new Metal API? Well, it’s officially out now on iOS, particularly on the mobile operating system’s latest version, iOS 8.

Called Epic Zen Garden, the game is designed by Infinity Blade developer Epic Games to showcase its Unreal Engine 4 technology using Metal, which Apple has launched to enable developers to bring console-quality yet energy-efficient graphics to their games.

As its name suggests, Epic Zen Garden lets you explore a place of tranquility on your iOS device:

Tap to navigate this interactive oasis brimming unmatched detail on mobile. Swipe back and forth across the entire Sakura tree to make thousands of cherry blossoms swirl in the air, graze the koi pond to summon leagues of fish, and rake the sand with your finger to create subtle designs. Touch the well to bring throngs of butterflies out of hiding.

Take a look:

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According to Epic, the game boasts support for 30fps frame rate, 1,440 x 1,080 resolution, and 4x multisample anti-aliasing.

Epic Zen Garden is available now on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iOS 8 running on A7- or A8-powered devices, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina display.

See also: Following iOS 8′s launch, Apple introduces app and game bundles on the App Store, Apple updates its iPhone and iPad apps with support for iOS 8, and Apple unveils an official free iOS 8 user guide for the iPad and iPhone.

Mentioned apps

Epic Zen Garden
Epic Zen Garden
Epic Games, Inc.
Infinity Blade
Infinity Blade
Chair Entertainment Group, LLC

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