The iPhone's Prettiest Game Was Meant For Kinect

Infinity Blade is easily the best-looking game on the iPhone. Originally, though, it would have just been average-looking, as it wasn't destined for Apple's handheld at all.

Instead, it was first drawn up as a game for Microsoft's Kinect.

"We always have some cool ideas on deck, and kind of the inception of Infinity Blade began as a discussion around: 'If we were going to make a Kinect title, what would we make? What would a Chair Kinect game look like?'," Chair co-founder Donald Mustard told Joystiq.

"That discussion happened, you know, a year and a half ago. We had this really cool design, and it's not that dissimilar from the game you're playing today; it's just been refined and adapted to the iOS screen, which honestly I think is where the design works the best."

Phew. People are willing to overlook Infinity Blade's "simplistic" gameplay on a phone when it's got relatively amazing graphics; had it been on Xbox 360, where those graphics would have been expected, its otherwise shallow experience just would have bummed people out.

Infinity Blade conceived as a Kinect game [Joystiq]