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Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Feature By Peter Willington, 58 minutes ago
Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Tiltagon has you tilting and twisting and turning your iOS device here, there, and everywhere. A curious mix of endless action and maze roller, the procedurally generated stages have you guiding a ball around a minimalist course trying to collect as many points as possible before falling to your doom. I was lucky enough to see Tiltagon at Pocket Gamer's Big Indie Pitch in Finland during Slush, and just had to nab a TestFlight build to show you lovely lot too. Take a look.…


Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 hours, 28 minutes ago
Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Every so often we send off superhero Community Manager Danny Russell on an adventure. Last time we sent him to try out some Monster Hunter-themed food and video his reactions. This time we sent him to Korea. Don't worry though, we sent him to the nice bit... y'know... in the South. Specifically we sent him to G-Star 2014, a huge event attended by tens of thousands of Korean gaming enthusiasts. We'll have coverage of the games he saw there here on AppSpy soon no doubt (and over on Pocket Gamer too), but for the time being we thought we'd bring you a collage of the sights and sounds from his trip to Busan, via the magic of social media. Danny sets off.   A photo posted by Danny…


The soundtrack for Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld Heist has been written by actual robots, sort of

News By Glen Fox, 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
The soundtrack for Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld Heist has been written by actual robots, sort of

Do not be alarmed, AppSpies, the world isn't about to be taken over by steam-powered robots - more's the pity. In fact, Steam Powered Giraffe is a band who masquerade as robots and they've written the soundtrack to Image & Form's upcoming sequel to SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist - which is confirmed to be headed to mobiles and tablets. That means all the songs and in-game music you hear will be written by them. They even feature in the game as a troupe that protagonist robot Captain Piper will encounter in bars when recruiting steampunk-y fighters - the likeness is pretty uncanny. SteamWorld Heist is a sequel to SteamWorld Dig due out in spring 2015, and in i…


Valiant Hearts: The Great War comes to Android mobiles, tablets, and Google TV

News By Peter Willington, 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
Valiant Hearts: The Great War comes to Android mobiles, tablets, and Google TV

We very much liked Valiant Hearts: The Great War when it came to iOS (and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC) earlier in the year, being particularly impressed by its attempt at telling a truly mature story about one of the worst periods of human history.As of today Android owners can check out the game for themselves, with the first chapter costing £2.99, and the subsequent three chapters costing £2.49 a piece (there's also a bundle for all three). Google TV owners can purchase the complete game for £11.99. Dogs of War, the interactive comic book that accompanies the series, will also be available for free if you own the game. Here's the latest trail…


Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

Feature By Peter Willington, 7 hours, 28 minutes ago
Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

The Flick Soccer series has been with us for some time, and the “flick object at other object” genre has been with us even longer than that. In that time the gameplay has evolved from needing to hit a specific target, to needing to hit a specific target from further away, then to adding curve and spin, and including multipliers and timers, and so on. Flick Soccer 15 is (expectedly) yet another evolution of this format, with all the polish and attention to detail you'd expect. Take a look at the game running below.…


Dare you take part in the closed beta of Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

News By Glen Fox, 9 hours, 28 minutes ago
Dare you take part in the closed beta of Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

Can't get enough card-based gaming on your iPad? Then you'll probably want to register for the chance to get one of 100 places in the closed beta test of another one, Earthcore: Shattered Elements. Earthcore: Shattered Elements is a - you guessed it - card battler that uses a rock-paper-scissors style system based around the three elements of Earth, Fire, and Water. We showed you a trailer for it earlier this month, remember? An interesting feature is the crafting tool, which allows you to craft your own cards. Apparently there are over 500,000 cards just waiting to be crafted. Check out this rather dramatic trailer to whet your appetite for some tappy card-based battling, then…


Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

With so many Match-3 puzzlers available, and really only a handful that anyone sticks to playing, you have to do something pretty different to stand out from the crowd of “me too” gem swappers. Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth by asking you to create a clear path between you and imprisoned fairies. I quite like Rescue Quest, and I think you might quite like it too. So take a look at my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 2 hours ago
Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Proun+ is really fast. Really really fast. “Just how fast is 'really fast'?”, you ask. Ridiculously so, I respond. It also sports a fetching Futurist look, and though its art style occasionally gets in the way of the gameplay, it's quite beautiful in motion. Click play on the video below to see how I got on with it.…


These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 day, 3 hours ago
These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

For years discerning gaming journalists and fans alike have prophesied the tragic death of a formerly untouchable genre - one that we all grew up with and share our finest gaming memories with. That's right, the JRPG, which is apparently dead, buried, and almost forgotten. Well, it turns out it isn't dead - it's just hiding on Android, where it will be re-emerging in 2015. Check out the trailers below for video evidence of this sleeping giant. Wizard Golf Shadowgate Breath of Fire 6 Project Phoenix Chaos Rings 3 Pier Solar and the Great Architects…


Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 5 hours ago
Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

Described as an "addictive casual time killer", and with sound designed "according to the ASMR phenomenon", the whole point of Block2Block is to reach a state of Zen, achieve a sense of tranquillity, and just maybe give yourself a full on brain-gasm.Block2Block presents you with a 10 x 10 grid of squares, and you must make rows and columns to earn points, with multiple rows and columns rewarding you with combo bonuses that push you higher up the leaderboards. The game's free, and it could be an interesting one I reckon. Trailer's below, App Store download link is below that. [App Store link]…


Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

News By Peter Willington, 2 days ago
Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

Midoki's put out a brand new animation for its free-to-play strategy management game Plunder Pirates. It's a typically tongue-in-cheek video, and though it's totally safe for work, it's definitely a bit cheeky. Got an iOS device and fancy playing the game yourself? Get it from the links under the video, and urine. [App Store link]…


Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 2 hours ago
Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

Sticko is being pitched as essentially the solution to all of life's problems - so long as all your problems are to do with multi-tasking while using your mobile. It's a pair of suction cups that stick to your phone and just about any surface. Imagine you're trying to have a phone call while washing the dishes (which is normally a two handed job). Thwack a Sticko thingy on that phone of yours, set it at mouth level, and Bob's your uncle: you're talking to your nan while elbow deep in Fairy. Best Christmas present ever? No, not by a long shot. Neat novelty item to get a phone-obsessed co-worker for their Secret Santa gift? Damn right. You can grab a Sticko here.…


Tail Chase is from a UK grandma who saw her dog chasing his tail and thought 'now THAT'S a good idea for a video game'

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 5 hours ago
Tail Chase is from a UK grandma who saw her dog chasing his tail and thought 'now THAT'S a good idea for a video game'

Dogs don't play video games. It's not because dogs can't play video games, it's that dogs simply don't need them. Why? Because they're never bored: they can always chase their tails, and as we all know that's probably the most fun thing ever. Since I'm not a dog, I don't have a tail, and consequently I'll never know such sweet relief from boredom as our canine chums. But a UK gran has thankfully stepped up and created the next best thing: a tail chasing simulator called Tail Chase. As if chasing your tail wasn't enough, the trailer for Tail Chase also promises Buzzy Bees, Manic Moles, and Bad Bunnies, so obviously you should immediately go and download it via our links below. [App St…


Ionscape is a futuristic auto-roller, and it's out now on iOS and Google Play

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 5 hours ago
Ionscape is a futuristic auto-roller, and it's out now on iOS and Google Play

Working Mill's new action game is called Ionscape, and it sees you bouncing between ceiling and floor, hoping to collect as many coins as possible without hitting any walls. If this sounds a bit tricky, it's because it is, but the controls are nice and simple: just tap to switch between roof and road. I really like the look of this thing, and that audio design doesn't seem too bad either! Ionscape is out now for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Here's the trailer. [App Store link][Google Play link]…