So I've been formulating an idea for a game the past few days. I don't want to get into too many details, but I mainly just wanted to ask about one aspect of the gameplay.
OK, imagine a game where you're flying a plane with a third-person view as below...
Basically the controls would be as follows:
- tilt the phone (or tablet) left or right to turn
- tap the screen to drop a bomb
And that's it. I didn't want to add any additional controls as I feel the gameplay should be simple. However, I got to thinking if even this is too much. I mean, when you combine the tilting with the tapping are people going to drop their phones? Furthermore, if I were to do this what would be the best phone orientation for the most natural gameplay? Should the game be in landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) mode?