Olympic diving hope Tom Daley gets own iOS game

Team GB diver and Olympic medal hopeful Tom Daley stars in Tom Daley Dive 2012, his own iPad, iPhone and iPod touch game, released today. The app, which is free to download, allows you to use gesture movements in order to perform Olympic-standard dives from a variety of locations.

Several of the dives are available in the free version of the application, while others can be unlocked through a one-off in-app purchase of 69p.

Pocket-lint has been told that 17-year-old diver Daley was involved in the game's approval process throughout its development. London software company Chelsea Apps Factory worked closely with the teenager, and have highlighted the fact that he has a staggering one million Twitter followers in China alone as good cause to get a dedicated title out there.

There are plenty of features in Tom Daley Dive, including Game Center-based leaderboards, Practice and Championship modes, an unlockable photo gallery, achievements, and a chance to view the virtual Daley perform each dive perfectly before you attempt it. There are also several camera angles to play in, including one from above.

"Apps are one of the best things about having a phone, and I jumped at the chance to create my own," said the Olympian.

"There are no good diving games out there and I love how this game has turned out: it looks great and feels very realistic – although I’m a bit nervous my own score won’t make the online leader-board!  If the game helps raise awareness of diving and gets people excited about the Olympics this year, I’ll be really pleased."

You can download the universal Tom Daley Dive 2012 from iTunes for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch now.