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In a recent interview we conducted with them, Cave told us that as far as portable systems go, the Nintendo 3DS isn’t part of their plans in the near future. The iPhone is, however, and an ongoing Cave survey illustrates how dedicated to the platform they are.

 

The survey begins by asking whether or not you own an i-Device, and whether you play games on it. If you don’t, you may as well not take the survey — the questions that follow make it obvious it isn’t directed at you. The survey then asks what price range you indulge in, as far as games as concerned.

 

A few questions later, Cave ask for your preferred iPhone control scheme for games, all of them touch-based. Another question asks whether or not you purchased Dodonpachi Resurrection, and what your reasons were if you didn’t. Did you have fun with it after you picked it up?

 

The next few questions focus on the controls, difficulty, length and price of the game. They also provide a text box for any suggestions you may have for future downloadable patches for it. It’s obvious that Cave are very eager to better understand their iPhone audience.

 

And finally, come two questions that Cave fans will no doubt like: “Tell us which CAVE games you would like to see ported to the iPhone (Multiple selections OK” and “Are there any game genres that you would like to see CAVE try on the iPhone?”

 

And yes, Esp.ra.de is on the list.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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