Thanks to BBC News for their article looking at the sophistication of current Japanese mobile phone games, as being showcased at the Game Developer's Conference Europe in London this week. A Namco representative showed off the mobile phone version of Ridge Racer, claiming: "You now have a PlayStation One game running on a mass market handset in Japan, delivering a fully interactive 3D game." Other innovative Japanese titles were shown, such as a Panasonic virtual pet for mobile phones, which "...uses the handset's camera to create food. When the pet is hungry, it shows a picture of a type of food like an apple. You then have to take a picture of something red, which the phone interprets as an apple and feeds to your pet."
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