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These 11 kids almost poop their pants playing Eyes - The Horror Game

Feature By Peter Willington, 39 minutes ago
These 11 kids almost poop their pants playing Eyes - The Horror Game

What with Halloween upon us, it's time to dim the lights and play some spooky games. There aren't much more terrifying games than Eyes - The Horror Game, as these video replays from the world of Everyplay will attest. So crank up your sense of schadenfreude, and get ready to laugh at how these kids get along with Eyes - The Horror Game, before they spectacularly fail and then react in the following highly embarrassing ways... 1. Almost swearing, but catching himself (shhh, mum's next door) 2. "Ha-hoooooooooooo" 3. A sharp inhale of breath 4. Screaming like a baby 5. Sounding like Gambit from The X-Men 6. Actually throwing the iPhone away 7. Shifting the pitch of their vo…


Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 18 hours, 39 minutes ago
Darth Vader-flavoured tower defence game Star Wars: Galactic Defense is out right now on iOS and Android

We've been covering Star Wars: Galactic Defense for a while now, bringing you both the first and second parts of the dev diaries DeNA has put together. From what we've seen, it looks like a pretty decent attempt at the genre, filled with tower types, a big cast of recognisable characters, and lots of enemy types to defeat. The game has finally landed on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices everywhere, and there's a shiny new trailer to accompany it too. Fancy yourself a bit of a Jedi when it comes to TD games? You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense via any of the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

News By Peter Willington, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
Meat Factory is like a Game & Watch gone very very very wrong

Fred isn't happy: he works in a meat packing plant, and frankly that's got to be a bit of a drag for anyone. After growing sick of the slaughter, he concocts a plan to rescue all sorts of cutesy animals from their squishy dooms - from the humble rodent, to the majestic Narwhal - but unfortunately he's got a sentient factory against him. Cue a highscore chaser for your iPhone or iPad that has you avoiding grinders and spinning blades in a manner not entirely dissimilar to the Game & Watch from back in the day. That's Meat Factory, and it looks neat. It's out now on iOS, and it costs 99c / 69p. Go get it via the link below. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Boogey Boy, the fright-filled auto-runner with terrifyingly lovely visuals

Feature By Peter Willington, 21 hours, 59 minutes ago
Hands-on with Boogey Boy, the fright-filled auto-runner with terrifyingly lovely visuals

Boogey Boy has two modes: a story mode where you need to collect batteries, and an endless mode where you're going for highscores. Either way, you're running and leaping across platforms, and trying to avoid all manner of ghoulish beasts along the way, not least the giant ghost that's chasing you. I went hands-on with Boogey Boy, here are my first impressions from my time spent with the game. Fancy checking the game out yourself? Links to do so are below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…


Hands-on with Titan Empires, the strategy management game where you take command of mighty heroes

Feature By Peter Willington, 22 hours, 19 minutes ago
Hands-on with Titan Empires, the strategy management game where you take command of mighty heroes

As I note in my hands-on video, Titan Empires is definitely of the same mould as a Clash of Clans or a Tiny Realms, and if you've ever played a strategy management game you'll feel right at home here. But there are also some nice little tweaks and changes that have been made to the formula that keep things interesting - most prominent of which are the Titans. These special hero units can be fielded to help your regular troops out of a jam, and help add a little more richness to the gameplay mix. It's a neat game, and AppSpy has a Clan in there. So have a watch of our video of Titan Empires, and come join us if it takes your fancy. Want to download the game? Grab it on the links below.…


Genre Busters: top 5 spookiest mobile games for a frightful Halloween 2014

Feature By Peter Willington, 22 hours, 34 minutes ago
Genre Busters: top 5 spookiest mobile games for a frightful Halloween 2014

Things are about to get really spooky. I decided to try and tackle some of the scariest games available for mobiles and tablets, from big AAA spin-offs, to intensely creepy indie gems. This was all done in the name of entertainment, and even though I was left all alone to fend for myself, I managed to come through without soiling myself. Well, okay, without soiling myself much. Too spooky for you? Get to the bits you want to see the most via the links below. 1. Limbo2. Dead Space3. Home4. The Walking Dead5. 5 Nights at Freddy's…


Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

News By Peter Willington, 23 hours, 34 minutes ago
Visit Ghana in Secret Files: Sam Peters and unravel a mystery as old as time

If you're a fan of the Secret Files series, you should probably remember Sam Peters from her role in Secret Files 2: Purtas Cordis. She stars in her own adventure in Secret Files: Sam Peters, which is the third chapter of the Secret Files trilogy, and out now on iOS after having been on PC since late in 2013. This entry of Secret Files whisks you off to Africa, and quickly sees you embroiled in a plot filled with ancient mysticism, in which you'll need to speak to people, combine objects, and work out puzzles to proceed. Secret Files: Sam Peters is out now for iPhone and iPad, and costs $2.99 / £1.99. [App Store link]…


Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

News By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Cooking Fever gets new Breakfast Cafe update, includes English breakfast, W. Somerset Maugham probably would have been pleased

The author W. Somerset Maugham once said "To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day". If you believe this statement to be true, then you'll be very pleased to know that Cooking Fever has received a big update that adds a Breakfast Cafe which gives you the option to cook up the world-renowned (and totally delicious) English Breakfast. Nordcurrent has popped over the new trailer showing off some of the culinary delights you'll be able to prepare in the new content for this time management game, and the team there has assured AppSpy that even more locations are on their way. Perhaps the perennially popular British eatery “Filthy Roadside Kebab Van” will b…


Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

News By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Contract Killer: Sniper is out next week, this is its explosive new trailer

Contract Killer has been a staple of the various App Stores for years now, so fans will be pleased to know that the latest instalment - Contract Killer: Sniper - looks to carry on the series' tradition of blowing stuff up in impressive ways, and killing dudes in a brutal manner. Glu is promising more than 250 missions across 25 areas, loads of high tech weaponry, plus PvP multiplayer to boot. Contract Killer: Sniper is scheduled to be released next week on iOS and Android, the trailer's below.…


Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

News By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Asdivine Hearts is Kemco's new JRPG, and it's all about a possessed cat

In Asdivine Hearts, Zack and Stella are planning to head off to the capital, but before they can get there a higher being takes over their pet cat. So then Zack and Stella have to head off on an adventure in which they ultimately need to save the world. To do this they'll explore 2D SNES-ish worlds, enter lots of battles, and I imagine crystals will be involved at some point too. Which, to be fair, is exactly what you want from a JRPG. Asdivine Hearts is out now, here's the launch trailer. Want it on iOS or Android? Grab it on the links below. [App Store links][Google Play links]…


Hands-on with Synonymy, the elegant and challenging word puzzle

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with Synonymy, the elegant and challenging word puzzle

If you're particularly wordy, a bit rambling with your sentences, wordy beyond belief, or just plain verbose, then Synonymy may be for you. It's an iOS puzzle game that asks you to get from word in the dictionary to another, simply by using synonyms. So you may start on “Heat” and need to get to “Plate”, and your path therefore may include “Cook”, “Chef”, “Restaurant”, “Kitchen”, “Eat”, and “Crockery”. Here's my first impressions of my time with Synonymy...…


The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

News By Peter Willington, 2 days ago
The World Of Warriors developer diary explains the upcoming action strategy game's inspirations

World of Warriors is coming out of Mind Candy - them what made Moshi Monsters - but specifically from its Brighton team: Candy Labs. It's a free-to-play action and combat focused strategy game, one Candy Labs is claiming will appeal to all ages, and all skill levels, including the more hardcore console gaming crowd. Candy Labs has just released a developer diary that reveals more about the game's origins, how the project got started, and some of the more subtle minutiae too.…


Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

News By Peter Willington, 2 days ago
Bike Rivals receives a Halloween update, new levels will see you howling like a werewolf

I wouldn't say that many of the stages in Bike Rivals ever left me thinking "well that was easy", but clearly some people must have found some of its levels a bit of a breeze. Why? Because Miniclip has just popped over the trailer for the Bike Rivals Halloween update, and they've assured me that it contains some of the very hardest courses they've yet devised. The update, which includes a new bike available for purchase, as well as a bloody great spider to contend with, also sees the addition of Infernando - a new rider you can unlock by getting perfect runs on the spooky fresh stages. The update is available now, links to download the game on iOS or Android are below. [App Store link]…


Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 1 hour ago
Second Star Wars: Galactic Defense developer diary reveals more game features

DeNA Games has popped over the latest developer diary video for its new tower defence game - Star Wars: Galactic Defense. If you missed it, you can catch up on part 1 here, but this new video focuses on covering some of the gameplay elements. Tower types, special abilities, customisation, and hints at some of the 90 different units you'll face are all shown, plus there's a bit where the nice man tells us that "characters are one of the most important elements in the game". Fantastic! Star Wars: Galactic Defense will be available as a free-to-play title shortly, on both iOS and Android.…


Genre Busters: top 5 best Halloween game updates on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 19 hours ago
Genre Busters: top 5 best Halloween game updates on iOS

Each and every year games developers create updates for their games that reflect the various holiday seasons. Halloween is obviously no exception, with all manner of ghoulish additions made to the core gameplay of some of the most popular titles on mobiles. This year Danny and myself have steeled ourselves and have taken a look at the five we think might well be the best. Too creeped out to watch the whole thing? Here are links to the five games in the stream. 1. Crazy Taxi: City Rush2. Badland3. Jack B. Nimble4. Respawnables5. Fruit Ninja…