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Adventure game AR-K comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android, first chapter available as a free download

News By Peter Willington, 17 hours, 8 minutes ago
Adventure game AR-K comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android, first chapter available as a free download

AR-K is a 2.5D point and click adventure from Gato Salvaje Studio, that initially started life on PC. Its cop-turned-journalist tale of mysterious technology, conspiracy, and intrigue is now available for that there iPhone, iPad, or Android device you've got. The first chapter - Gone with the Sphere - is available free on both iOS and Android, but the second chapter - titled The Girl Who Wasn't There - will cost you a couple of bucks, as will chapters three and four when they're eventually released. Here's the trailer for this new portable version of AR-K, which Mass Effect fans will no doubt get a bit excited about: yep, that's the ridiculously talented Liz Sroka (who played Tali'Zora) le…


The maker of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink unveils Tempo, a brand new game on iOS

News By Glen Fox, 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
The maker of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink unveils Tempo, a brand new game on iOS

If the official trailer from Splash Damage is anything to go by, Tempo looks set to be the Michael Bay movie that iOS gamers didn't realise they needed. From the minds behind Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink, this sneak peek starts strong with some suited chump asking for a ridiculous one trillion pounds, or else he'll blow up the entirety of London. Cue cover based shooting, reflex-driven martial arts, and all the explosions a Mr. Bay uber fan might need. Tempo will come to iOS in January. We'll keep you updated when we hear more.…


Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Feature By Peter Willington, 19 hours, 8 minutes ago
Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Docking Sequence is from the same developer what made Air Supply SOS - that very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. In Docking Sequence we see that the developer has made... uh... well... a very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. And that's super awesome news if you're after a new skill based endless action game. Docking Sequence has you landing endless numbers of space ships at increasingly dangerous space bases, all with a couple of swipes of a screen, and it's jam-packed with little sci-fi references too. Here's what it looks like; Like what you've seen? Grab it on the App Store for 99c / 69p. [App Store link]…


The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

Toplist By Glen Fox, 20 hours, 8 minutes ago
The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

80 Days has flown around the world on iOS and has finally made its final stop on Android. You'll know that much already because you'll be playing it as I speak, I'm sure. It's an absolutely astounding game with one problem: it ends. So what we've come up with is a list of alternatives on Android to help you fend off that cold turkey feeling. 1. Banner Saga Banner Saga isn't strictly a gamebook but definitely takes influence from them during the more talky-bits and for that reason it has to make this cut. As far as I'm converned, any reason to promote Banner Saga is a good one. 2. Joe Dever's Lone Wolf This one most certainly is a gamebook and is mighty proud of tha…


Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Feature By Peter Willington, 21 hours, 8 minutes ago
Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Dark Fear is exciting stuff, not simply because it's mashing together a whole bunch of different genres. I mean okay, that's definitely a big part of why Dark Fear has me in a froth. Who wouldn't want to play something that's an almighty blend of Riven, Wizardry, and Home? But more than that, Dark Fear has this constant atmosphere of tension and a feeling of unease pervading throughout, whether that's through encounters with enemies that you only scrape through or the gloomy and oppressive world which you need to make your way through. I went hands-on with an early build, here's what the game looks like in motion.…


Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

Toplist By Peter Willington, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago
Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

We're looking back at 2014 a lot at the moment - it's awards season, after all - and part of that process is seeing what kind of videos were wildly popular on our YouTube channel this past year. Big name games feature heavily in our most watched top 10, with a couple of PC / console ports representing the world of traditional gaming in a major way. But mobile-only or "best on mobile" game reviews, graphic comparisons, and hands-on previews dominate: from massive military shooters, to fluffy but frightening favourites. I wonder if there are any conclusions that could be drawn about you lot that visit AppSpy every day? Except that you're lovely, obvs. BioShock Hands-On Modern Combat 5:…


The big AppSpy festive giveaway

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 day, 16 hours ago
The big AppSpy festive giveaway

To celebrate the season and the end of a most excellent year here at AppSpy, we've collected a whole bunch of swag for one lucky reader to walk away with! The competition's only open for 25 hours, so scroll down and read how to enter post-haste! In addition to a particularly exclusive AppSpy sticker set, the winner will be celebrating Yuletide with all of the following lovely stuff: Team 17 Worms plushSuper Sheep T-shirt (Large)Worms T-shirt (Large) with nine classic weapons emblazoned on the frontWorms holy hand grenade pin badge (x2) Armor Games Gemini Strike recruit launch kit with recruitment letter, two special issue T-shirts, and adhesive set; all packed in a neato genuine…


80 Days has been updated with a new Arctic route just in time for its Android release

News By Glen Fox, 1 day, 18 hours ago
80 Days has been updated with a new Arctic route just in time for its Android release

As we mentioned previously, 80 Days has finally landed on Android but that's not the only piece of 80 Days-themed good news - inkle has only gone and provided us with a new update as well. This one is themed on the Arctic tundra and will allow Passepartout and co. to explore the very northern reaches of our planet on their journey around the world. Apparently over 30,000 new words have been added as well. That's a lot of words. Not got the game yet? You fool! Correct your mistake via the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…


Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 day, 19 hours ago
Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Ruben is Sleepy has something in common with bullet-hell shmup Ikaruga: it has a polarity shifting mechanic which forces you to switch the coloured charge of the hero to stay alive. However, as Ikaruga doesn't have you tumbling ever downwards through a nightmarish world of TV sets sporting pictures of cats, or sunsets, or whatever else you fevered brain cooks up, that's where the similarities end. What the hell am I talking about? Check out the video above to find out.…


Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 day, 20 hours ago
Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Galcon was a smart and sexy little strategy game. The simple premise (conquer all the planets onscreen before your opponent ) and intuitive tap-to-attack controls made it a perfect fit for short bursts of touchscreen gaming. The sequel, Galcon 2, is set to hit the App Store later tonight. There have a been a few changes, both to the multiplayer aspect and the payment model. Do these tweaks improve the experience? Check out the video above to learn more.…


Cooking Fever's latest update is a bit fishy, Android version coming Q1 2015

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 21 hours ago
Cooking Fever's latest update is a bit fishy, Android version coming Q1 2015

The first time you have sushi, almost without fail, you look like this. But then, after you've tasted its umami deliciousness, you inevitably wind up looking like this. Nordcurrent has just added some fish, rice, and nori delights to Cooking Fever, but this time there's a twist. The new update is a bit different to previous ones (such as the English Breakfast update) as it changes up the gameplay to better represent the creative process behind throwing together a bit of Maki. You need to select the right ingredients, roll said ingredients together, and ensure the finished product is stored correctly, before serving them to hungry customers. If you're an Android gamer then you'll also be…


Tiny Realms coming to Android early 2015, big updates for iOS players before Christmas

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 21 hours ago
Tiny Realms coming to Android early 2015, big updates for iOS players before Christmas

TinyMob has dropped us a line to say that if you happen to be an Android gamer you'll very soon have access to what I sincerely believe is one of the best strategy games of the year. Tiny Realms will come to Android devices "in the New Year", and you only need to see just how much coverage we've given it so far to know that you should be very excited about this fact if you happen to game with Google gubbins. We've also been told that those with the iOS version will receive "major new content" before 2014 is through. If you're waiting for the Android version (or you haven't yet downloaded the game for your iPhone or iPad), here's the brand new trailer for the Battlegrounds mode to get you…


Ambition announces surprising download figures for its English language dating games, plus MOE Can Change is now available in 3 new countries

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 22 hours ago
Ambition announces surprising download figures for its English language dating games, plus MOE Can Change is now available in 3 new countries

Brilliantly bizarre dating sim Animal Boyfriend struck a chord with me earlier this year, and it seems to have struck a chord with some of you too. In conjunction with developer Ambition's other western release - MOE Can Change - its English language titles have now been downloaded an impressive 200,000 times. At the same time as we received news of this download milestone, Ambition also revealed to us that MOE Can Change has now been released in three new countries: Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore. So if you're in those territories and fancy teaching a lady robot how to love, fill your boots. And really, who doesn't? Here's the trailer... ... and here's how you can download MOE Can C…


Top 4 iOS games coming to Android this week

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 days, 16 hours ago
Top 4 iOS games coming to Android this week

The Gods are favouring us this week, Android fans, as a lot of hit iOS titles are making the difficult trek over to Android in time for Christmas. Still no news of an Oceanhorn port, though - for shame! We've got a bit handsy with a few of these titles in the past, so you'll most likely be hearing the well-toned voices and reasoned critical opinions of the AppSpy team instead of some trailer acting all official-like.  1. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Hearthstone has bossed the App Store in terms of card-based battling, though it has got a serious competitor in Magic: The Gathering. Shame we've had to wait so long - around eight months in fact - but better l…


Console and PC RPG Lords of the Fallen to be released on mobile in 2015

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 19 hours ago
Console and PC RPG Lords of the Fallen to be released on mobile in 2015

We're not exactly sure how CI Games is planning on cramming this ultra-gorgeous RPG onto your iOS and Android devices next year, but that's exactly what the studio has announced. Lords of the Fallen was a launch title for Xbox One and PS4, and looked impressive even by those standards. Still, who are we to complain? Another epic RPG on the App Store or Google Play definitely wouldn't hurt.…