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Firemints' Flight Control wins Best Game at Australian Developer Awards

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 11 months ago
Firemints' Flight Control wins Best Game at Australian Developer Awards

It's been a great year for Australian Developer Firemint - firstly with their game Flight Control selling 1.6 million copies around the world, followed by two of their games (Flight Control and Real Racing) being ranked in the top games on the AppStore for 2009. Flight Control was named the best Aussie-made game at the Game Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA) held on Monday 7th of December 2009 at Crown Towers in Melbourne, Victoria. Firemint earlier release, Real Racing, received nominations for Best Audio, Best Graphics, Best Game, and together with Flight Control were the only two nominees for Best Mobile Title. iPhone games are becoming quite the contenders in mainstream gaming…


FEATURE ARTICLE: Augmented Reality...a Reality?

Feature By Callum Webster, 4 years, 11 months ago
FEATURE ARTICLE: Augmented Reality...a Reality?

What if you were to stand in mid-town Manhattan, hold up your iPhone and walk through a reconstruction of the original Penn Station, as it was in the year 1910, or walk through the streets of London, admiring the pre-blitz buildings. Or how about playing the role of Pac Man as you are chased by Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde through the labyrinth of back alleyways in Central Melbourne. Hungry? With every restaurant you turn to, you see an impressive listing of menus, opening hours and seating availability appear before your eyes. This is not too far off, in fact, it's practically here, and on the iPhone. Dutch Developer 'Layar' has introduced one of the first (of which will indeed be many) Ap…


iTunes Rewinds 2009

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 11 months ago
iTunes Rewinds 2009

iTunes has rewound 2009 to take a look at some of the best, and highest selling games of 2009. On the list if best games are some of our familiar favorites; Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, Real Racing, Sally's Spa, Rolando 2, Call of Duty: World at War; Zombie, Stickwars, Canabalt, and the greatest game ever to please the procrastinating individual; Doodle Jump. It's great to see such a variety of games being listed, and from both independent and major developers.   The games listed as best of 2009 are as follows: Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor by Tiger Style. Real Racing by Firemint. Zenonia from GAMEVIL Inc. Ravensword: The Fallen King from Chillingo Ltd. Earth Vs…


PopCap Launches Chuzzle on iPhone

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 11 months ago
PopCap Launches Chuzzle on iPhone

Award-Winning Match-3 Puzzle Game Available for iPhone and iPod Touch PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher who brought us Bejeweled(tm) 2, Peggle(tm) and Bookworm(tm) have announced the launch of its match-3 puzzle game hit Chuzzle(tm) for the iPhone and iPod touch. Developed in concert with John Raptis, the designer and developer of the original PC version, Chuzzle is available immediately from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore. "The touch screen of the Apple devices is the ideal interface for the 'sliding' mechanic at the core of the game. This is a fantastic adaptation that delivers on PopCap's outstanding track record for bringing…