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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
iOS games win big at the BAFTAs

It was a busy night for iOS developers at the BAFTA Games Awards, with 4 different games collecting the prestigious awards at a black tie event in London. The Room came away with Best British Game, New Star Soccer won the Best Sports/Fitness award, SongPop won Best Online, and TellTale's The Walking Dead series captured the awards for Best Mobile & Handheld and Best Story. All in all it was a successful night for the mobile gaming industry, and it's fair to say that every game that won richly deserved it. Perhaps next year we'll see iOS gaming getting even more recognition, maybe even a nomination for a mobile only game in the prestigious Game of the Year prize. After all, there have…


Sonic Dash dashing onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Sonic Dash dashing onto iOS

It's fair to say that Sonic's modern adventures haven't been up to the same standards as his classic escapades. Well, Sega are looking to change that with Sonic Dash, a new endless runner featuring everyone's favourite anthropomorphic hedgehog. The game is being developed by Hardlight Studios, the team behind Sonic Jump which is one of the better recent games to bear the blue speedster's moniker. We gave it a 4 in our review which you can read by clicking here. Details are a little thin on the ground at the moment. We know it'll be an endless runner, we know at least some of it's going to be set in the Seaside Hill Zone, and we know that you'll be playing as Sonic. There's some mention of…


Flee from angels in Shadow Escaper

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Flee from angels in Shadow Escaper

If you like your endless runners dressed up in a slick anime jacket with the pedigree of a triple-A console developer behind them, then Shadow Escaper is going to tick all of your boxes. Developed by cyber2connect, the company behind the recent Xbox 360 and PS3 action adventure game Asura's Wrath, Shadow Escaper is an endless runner in the third person, Temple Run vein, that sees your super cute Anime character sprinting down a never-ending track. You're being chased by angels who want to drag you back to a prison you've managed to escape from. The twist is all the energy you collect during the day can be turned against your pursuers at night, shifting the balance of power. With simple co…


Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

Fans of weaving a small spaceship through a hail of bullets rejoice! Danmaku Unlimited 2 has exploded onto the App Store, bringing with it enough neon hued bullet hell mayhem to keep you entertained for hours. The game casts you as a single spaceship battling against thousands. Luckily you've got a series of ridiculously powerful weapons at your disposal, and the bad guys always blast out bullets with small enough gaps between them for you to dodge through. There are two different modes to play through, and five stages, each with four difficulty settings. It's a tough old game, that's for sure, but it's also gorgeous, and addictive in that old fashioned arcade way that people love so much.…


Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

The iPad is slowly becoming a second home for the point and click adventure, a point hammered home with the release of Phoenix Online Studios's Cognition: Episode One. The game casts you as Erica Reed, an FBI agent who has the power of post-cognition. She can pick up objects and see what happened to them in their past. Now she's on the trail of four killers, and one of them knows about her power. Cue lots of object finding, mysterious puzzle solving, and some gorgeous looking graphics. If you're a fan of the adventure genre, then you're likely to find a whole lot here to get your pointing and clicking teeth into. Put together by something of an adventure game dream team, Cognition: Episod…


Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

If you like your point and click adventures gritty, old skool, and set in the reasonably distant but still recognisable future, then Wadjet Eye Games has a special treat in store for you in the shape of Joshua Nuernberger's Gemini Rue. First released in 2011 on PC, the game is set to make its way to the App Store in the next couple of months, bringing with it a graphical adventure that owes its style to the few years in the late eighties and early nineties when pointing and clicking was king. There's scant information on the iOS release just yet, with Wadjet Eye only saying that the game will have a UI that fits more comfortably onto touch screen devices. Which is good, because we didn't w…


Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

The game formerly known as Project Holy Shield, Journey to Hell, has received a new trailer ahead of its imminent launch. And we have to say it's looking like a pretty interesting, gory, third person shooter. You play as one of two members of Project Holy Shield, Gabriel and Rachel, and it's up to you to kill as many terrifying demons as you can. You'll have plenty of weapons to choose, from twin pistols to flame throwers and machine guns. There are 7 levels to fight your way through, and a dynamic “real time render” audio engine to scare the pants off you. The game looks as grim and gritty as you'd expect, and is set to hit the App Store on the 7th of March, or a week on Thurs…


Speed Kills hits the App Store running

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Speed Kills hits the App Store running

Speed Kills is a top down racer, powered by the Unreal Engine, that harks back to the glory days of Micro Machines and Skid Marks with its violent, action packed, hard cornering gameplay. And you can grab it right now from the App Store for nothing at all. The game features more than 100 races spread across 50 unique tracks, and fully upgradeable vehicles that can look like sleek futuristic rocket ships or post-apocalyptic death trucks. Throw in some weapons and you've got a recipe for destruction. It certainly looks the part, and there's a pumping industrial rock soundtrack to make your ears bleed too. Getting the right balance of arcade handling and decent controls can be difficult on to…


Avadon 2: The Corruption coming later this year

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Avadon 2: The Corruption coming later this year

If you like your RPGs old skool, your view points isometric, and your epic adventures quest based, then you're probably going to get pretty excited at the prospect of the recently revealed Avadon 2: The Corruption. The second in Spiderweb Software's deep, heavy going RPG series, this new adventure, which is the middle chunk of a proposed trilogy, is set to pick up where its predecessor left off, adding new intrigues and story lines for you to get your teeth into. This isn't RPGing for the faint of heart or the action orientated though, much like its predecessor the game is set to offer deep character advancement, plenty of lore, and hours upon hours of quests, side quests, and diversions f…


The Witness heading to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Witness heading to iOS

In all the bluster over the PS4 reveal last night, you might have missed a pretty interesting snippet of information – The Witness, created by Jonathan Blow the man behind seminal mind warping platformer Braid, is coming to iOS devices. A puzzle game set in an open world, The Witness sees you interacting with a series of panels in order to manipulate the gorgeous looking island you find yourself on. The brain teasers on offer are non-linear, so if you get stuck on one you can wander over to the next and have a crack at that instead. In a post over at the PlayStation blog, Thekla Inc., the team working on the game, said that the game is really about “epiphany – that leap y…


Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

If you like your iOS games as hard, or harder than, nails, then Spellsword developer Everplay could well have a special treat waiting for you at the end of the month in the shape of 1001 Attempts. It's a game that's all about trying, dying, and trying again. Presented in a simple, retro style, the game throws you into an empty room and tasks you with collecting some gems. Of course, it's much tougher than that, as you can tell from the trailer we've embedded below. It doesn't take long for obstacles to start springing out of the walls, and that's when the real trouble starts. 1001 Attempts is tapping into the one-more-try arcade mentality that makes you push on even though your fingers are…


Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

Chillingo has released a trailer for its upcoming hack and slasher The Gods: Rebellion, and the Unreal 3 powered game looks like it's shaping up to be a pleasantly violent diversion from the drudgery of real life. Based on ancient Chinese legend, the game takes its visual cues from the likes of Diablo, throwing you into a sort of isometric world and then giving you lots and lots of things to kill. And, as you'd expect from a game powered by Unreal tech, it looks pretty impressive. Details are slim on the ground at the moment, but Chillingo has revealed that there'll be two distinct game modes to play through, and characters and upgrades to unlock. They've also stated the app will be univer…


Alien Breed creeps onto Android

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Alien Breed creeps onto Android

If you're the sort of Android owning gamer who goes misty eyed for the long forgotten days of the Amiga 500, then it's shaping up to be a pretty good week for you with the release of Team 17's xenomorph blasting classic Alien Breed onto the Google Play Store. The game borrows heavily from a slightly more famous series of films with the word Alien in their title, and casts you as a lone space marine trapped on a crashing space ship with nothing but a horde of slavering monsters to keep you company. Rather than coming out of the walls, these extra terrestrial slaughter machines tend to come out of the floors, and you'll need your wits about you if you plan on surviving through the 22 levels…


Metal Slug Wars hits Canada

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 2 months ago
Metal Slug Wars hits Canada

If you've ever thought that the Metal Slug series of games was too focused on non-stop violence, platforming fun, and slapstick comedy, then you're in luck, because SNK apparently agrees with you. And to right that wrong, they've released Metal Slug Wars on the Canadian App Store. Rather than sticking to the tried and tested Metal Slug formula, the game is a massively multiplayer RTS that sees you storming the defences of the evil General Morden in order to try and put an end to his evil and nefarious insurrection. You'll get to build bases, train your troops and generally do all the fun things that an RTS lets you get along with. Who wants to take on giant bosses single handedly in battle…


Robert Bowling announces Breach & Clear

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 2 months ago
Robert Bowling announces Breach & Clear

Robert Bowling, aka @fourzerotwo, former creative strategist at Infinity Ward has revealed that he's working with Saturday Morning RPG developer Mighty Rabbit Studios on a new tactical strategy game, Breach & Clear, for iOS and Android. The free to play title will let you build up a squad of Special Operatives, customising them in a way that best suits your tactics and play style, and then utilising their skills in a series of dangerous scenarios designed with the help of real-world soldiers. You'll also be able to take on your friends and foes in a multiplayer mode, as well as being able to unlock weapons and equipment used by the real special forces teams when they're out and about c…