There's Now a Game You Can Play Right in iOS 8's Notification Centre

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Now that Apple has finally introduced widgets for iOS 8's Notification Centre, we're starting to see some great ways to quickly access important info on our iPhones. But a few clever developers are pushing those widgets beyond just notifications. A new iOS game called Overglide can actually be played directly from your iPhone or iPad's Notification Screen, without even having to unlock your device.

The game itself is more of a simple Flappy Bird clone than a graphically lush title like Infinity Blade, but it's a game nonetheless, and one you can play while pretending to peek at your inbox or check your calendar.

There's a good chance Apple might decide to pull the game once they realise what it does, based on the company's recent knee-jerk reaction to a functional Notification Screen calculator widget. But it eventually backed down there, so hopefully Overglide is just the first of countless simple widget games to hit the iTunes App Store. [iTunes App Store via AppShopper]