GameSalad Drops OS X 10.5 Support

Austin-based GameSalad, the developer of software for developing iPhone and other iOS games, told its users today that it has dropped support for Mac OS X 10.5. The firm said the move will allow the firm to focus on improvements to OS X 10.6 and higher versions, and comes as Apple itself no longer supports required functionality on 10.5, including code signing tools requred to build a binary for th iOS App Store. GameSalad develops tools which make it easy for users to develop their own, Apple iOS games, without requiring complex programming. The firm recently inked funding from DFJ Mercury, Steamboat Ventures, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management, along with individual investors.