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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

First trailer for Dungeon Hunter 4 arrives

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
First trailer for Dungeon Hunter 4 arrives

It's fair to say that Dungeon Hunter 3 didn't go down too well with a lot of people. The move from a premium, story based adventure to a freemium, arena based brawler didn't go down too well with a lot of fans. And now we've got the first trailer for the fourth game in the series, cleverly titled Dungeon Hunter 4. Right now we've got no release date, no confirmation of pricing, and a trailer that, while it shows off lots of violence and the possibility of a story, doesn't really give any clues away. One thing's for sure, the game looks gorgeous, and it's going to feature plenty of large enemies for you to club, slice, shoot, and magic to death. It also appears a giant demon is going to be…


FIST OF AWESOME gets a new trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
FIST OF AWESOME gets a new trailer

Retro styled woodland creature brawler Fist of Awesome has received a new trailer that shows off the sort of bear punching action you can expect when the game arrives on the App Store in May. The game, which has been developed by Nicol Hunt, whose previous employers include Codemasters and Realtime Worlds, had a successful Kickstarter funding push last year, and is set to see the light of day in a couple of months. Thanks to the Kickstarter cash - the game earned over £11,000, more than double what was asked for - Hunt has been able to bring in more help to get the game finished, which is good news for anyone who's longing for an iPad or iPhone game where knocking out bears and deer…


Double Fine Adventure gets a name

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Double Fine Adventure gets a name

The experiment formerly known as Double Fine Adventure finally has a name and a synopsis. No longer do the millions of dollars Double Fine raised through KickStarter belong to an unnamed project, instead they're being used to fund the development of Broken Age. The game is set to tell the story of a young girl who's been chosen by her village as a sacrifice to a terrible monster, and a young boy who lives a solitary existence on a spaceship. Their paths entangle and entwine and, as you'd expect, adventure ensues. If you didn't put some money into the KickStarter campaign, you've still got a chance to become a backer of the game. Throwing cash at Double Fine seems to be the done thing nowad…


Roadhouse brings Warhammer 40K to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Roadhouse brings Warhammer 40K to iOS

If you're the sort who likes to spend a good chunk of your time rolling dice and having pretend wars with your friends then this bit of business-y news is probably going to be quite interesting for you. Roadhouse Interactive has announced that it's secured a deal with Games Workshop to produce a smartphone and tablet game set in the Warhammer 40K universe. It's not going to be the grand strategy title you might expect though. Instead it'll be a side-scrolling action adventure that casts you as a lone Space Marine battling against a never-ending horde of Orks. Sounds to us like a twist on the endless runner with some massive weapons and splashes of gore thrown in. Think the recent He-man g…


New Breach and Clear screens

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
New Breach and Clear screens

Some new screen shots have emerged for Breach and Clear, the iOS and Android game currently being developed by Mighty Rabbit Studios, the people behind the pretty impressive Saturday Morning RPG series, with some help from former Infinity Ward man Robert Bowling. As you can see we've embedded a couple of images in the story and, to be honest, they look pretty bland. It's a top down, tactical shooter with a reasonably impressive level of detail but an awful lot of brown and dull green thrown in too. Of course, the game will probably look much more interesting when it's moving, but right now colour me underwhelmed. There's no set release date for Breach and Clear, but you can expect it…


FFV heading to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
FFV heading to the App Store

It looks like Square Enix is continuing its retro assault on tablet and smartphone gaming with the news that Final Fantasy V is set for release on iOS devices. The news was broken over at Japanese site FF Reunion, which showed scans from a Japanese gaming mag featuring an advert for the game. The iOS release is set to be based on the GBA version of FFV, and will feature updated 2D graphics. First release in 1992 for the SNES, the game tells the story of a group of adventurers who are trying to stop a demon from being released from a sealed realm. There's some amnesia, turn based battling, and silly names thrown in for good measure too. Plus you can customise your characters thanks to an in…


Ryan Seacrest announces Draw Something 2

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Ryan Seacrest announces Draw Something 2

Zynga and OMGPop have announced that Draw Something 2, the sequel to the smash hit game everyone stopped playing about a year ago, will be released in the not too distant future. And for some reason they announced it via Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest took to twitter to post a picture he'd created using the new app, and shortly afterwards OMGPop CEO Dan Porter replied to that tweet, thanking Seacrest and confirming that the new game is on the way. So far there are no details save what was included in those brief missives. Although according to Porter Draw Something 2 will feature new ways to “draw and connect”. Maybe you can use your elbows to doodle this time. The original Draw Some…


Plasma Sky hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Plasma Sky hits the App Store

If you like your bullet hell shooters to be retro tinged, neon coloured, and full of explosive power ups, then today is your lucky day, because Plasma Sky has blasted its way on to the App Store and it's looking pretty sweet. With eighty levels to blast your way through, the game offers plenty of content, as well as some gorgeous graphics that ape the look of classics such as Geometry Wars. Throw in some huge bosses and a hardcore mode and you're left with a pretty impressive package. There are two control choices, either tilt or touch, and leaderboards to creep your way up in order to show your friends you're the king of bullets, hell, and shooting. Which is exactly the sort of thing we l…


Badlands gets a release date

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Badlands gets a release date

Frogmind Games's gorgeous looking physics based sort-of-a-platformer Badlands has been given a release date and a brand new gameplay trailer. You can check out the trailer at the end of the story, and as for the release date you can expect the game at the start of next month. April the 4th to be precise, which just misses the projected release date we had of “March”, but only by four days, so we guess we can forgive Frogmind. Especially if Badlands plays half as good as it looks. Described by the dev as a side-scrolling action adventure, the game sees you leading a blob through a variety of traps and hazards. Multiplayer modes are included, which look like frantic races through…


PWN: Combat Hacking slices onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
PWN: Combat Hacking slices onto the App Store

PWN: Combat Hacking is a strategy game with a difference. Rather than battling it out over digitally realised terrain with little tanks and soldiers, you're fighting against firewalls and other security in an attempt to break into a secure server. Your weapons here are viruses and trojans, and the nodes you're trying to capture are actual nodes rather than places on a battlefield where terrifying monsters spawn. The whole game looks gorgeous, with a stylish cyberpunk aesthetic that should at the very least keep your eyes interested for a while. “I’ve always loved those ludicrously fake hacking scenes that you see in movies, and it seemed like the perfect premise for a video gam…


Unstoppabot launch trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Unstoppabot launch trailer

SeeThrough Studios has released a launch trailer for their endless runner-puzzle game mash up Unstoppabot, which hit the App Store earlier in the week. The game mixes logic puzzles with an ever-running robot to create something a bit unique. As you can see in the video we've embedded below the game has a neat looking cartoon style, as well as a wicked sense of humour running throughout. Hoepfully it'll make a pleasant change from some of the more po-faced endless runners we've been confronted with recently. Unstoppabot is available now from the App Store for nothing at all and you can grab it by clicking here. Or if you'd prefer, stick around and watch the trailer below to get an idea of w…


Unmechanical hits the App Store on the 18th

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Unmechanical hits the App Store on the 18th

Indie 2.5D side scrolling PC hit Unmechanical is making its way to iOS devices next Monday, the 18th of March, and bringing with it a strange story or organic and mechanical life, a plucky little robot, and an incredibly powerful tractor beam. First released in 2012 for the PC, the game went on to win the Best Game award at the Brazilian International Games Festival. “The feedback from fans and critics following the PC release has been great, and while it took some time, it feels awesome to finally have the iOS version finished. We’re more than happy to share our passion-project with iOS players!” said Marko Permanto, project lead for the Unmechanical team in a press rele…


Super Stickman Golf 2 coming Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Super Stickman Golf 2 coming Thursday

Super Stickman Golf 2, the sequel to one of our favourite, 5/5 winning iOS golf games, has finally been given a release date. And we don't have long to wait, because it's this Thursday. We might call it Thurs-yay from now on. This time round there are two different multiplayer modes. One lets you duke it out with an opponent in a turn based golfing duel to the death, or the 19th hole. Race Mode is also returning from the first game, letting you battle up to three opponents in a race to the cup. Golf has never been so frantic. Throw in 20 different courses with a slew of new and exciting obstacles for you to traverse, as well as customisable characters, and you're left with a game even non-…


Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Fully knitted endless runner makes it onto iOS

Some games make spurious claims about their graphics, staking claim to being the best looking, most polygon rich title available. Others like to brag about their features, showing off how unique they are. Knitted Deer does both of these in one fell swoop. That's because this is the first “fully knitted” game available on iOS. I'll just let that sink in for a bit. Fully. Knitted. The game sees you playing as a deed on a knitted sweatshirt, endlessly running through a world full of obstacles, vile creatures, and power-ups. All of which are knitted. Because this is the first “fully knitted” game. If you want to experience just what that means, the game is available fr…


Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Combo Crew hitting iOS soon

The Game Bakers, the developer behind the Squids series of flicky action RPGs, has released the first gameplay footage of its new game, Combo Crew. It's looking like a pretty decent brawler, complete with controls designed from the ground up for touch screens. Scheduled for a release in the coming months on both iOS and Android, the game casts you as one of a trio of scrappers who are fighting their way up the tower where they're being held hostage. Once one member of your crew goes down, you take over control of another to continue the battle. "With Combo Crew, we wanted to bring back the spirit of the old console beat 'em ups - the ones you used to play on the couch with your buddies - i…