Screenshots Show How Full-Screen iPad Games Would Appear (PHOTO)

04/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The iPad will be able to use virtually all existing iPhone apps, but how will they look? Kevin Ng, developer of the game WordCrasher, has given us a first look at how regular apps will appear on the iPad.

It will be possible to play iPhone games and apps without any upscaling (so that the app stays the same size it would normally be on the iPhone), and in this case the app would appear centered on the iPad with a large black bevel around it.

If upscaled to 2x zoom, the game is functional, but not very pretty: the graphics appear more pixelated and less clear.

Kevin has since created an 'iPad version' of the game to show how it would look on the iPad. Though he says that the final screenshot is a target render, he states that it can be achieved on the iPad and in fact thinks the final game will look even better when it is finally released.

The image below is a rendering of what the 'iPad version' of an iPhone app might look like. Visit Kevin Ng's blog to see a side-by-side comparison of the different ways apps might look on the iPad.

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