In 2008, the issue of whipping in horse racing was thrust to the forefront of the industry. Giving the sensitive and contentious nature of the topic, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the act as a key element of a recent, interactive hand-held video game application.
With 'Pocket Jockey,' iPhone users can compete against friends or the iPhone itself in a horse racing video game.
Users can play the game in three different ways:
- Jump up and down while holding the iPhone in front of your face, then 'whip' your horse by flicking the screen.
- Bouncing your legs like you're on the back of a horse after putting the iPhone in your back pocket. You can whip the horse by spanking yourself.
- Tap the screen, and whip the horse by flicking the screen.
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(With files from tuaw.com)