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Real Racing 3 to get a soft launch?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Real Racing 3 to get a soft launch?

There's been a lot of news flying around this week about Firemonkey Games's gorgeous looking racer Real Racing 3, not least a controversy about how the once premium series has made the move to a free to play model. Still, if you're lucky enough to live in Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, then there's a very good chance that you're going to be able to find out if the game lives up to, or is consumed by, the hype sometime today, with the game set for a soft launch in the coming hours. Our advice to you is check your App Store at just gone midnight local time tonight and you might find a Real Racing 3 shaped valentines present waiting for you. Don't expect it to bring you chocolates or rose…


The Room leads iOS Bafta nominations

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
The Room leads iOS Bafta nominations

After the prestigious movie awards over the weekend, it's now the turn of the games industry in the UK to reward the movers and shakers of the last twelve months, and there's more than a few iOS games in the mix for the big prizes. Chief amongst them is The Room, which is up for four awards - Artistic Achievement, Best British Game, Best Debut Game, and Best Mobile and Handheld game. It's up against stiff competition in the Mobile and Handheld category from Incoboto, New Star Soccer, Super Monsters Ate My Condo, and The Walking Dead. As well as PS Vita title, Little Big Planet. Elsewhere, Terry Cavanagh's hectic and highly addictive Super Hexagon is up for Best British Game, and Simogo's e…


Fishlabs unveils Galaxy On Fire - Alliances

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fishlabs unveils Galaxy On Fire - Alliances

So far the Galaxy on Fire games have been about flying around space, shooting anything that moves, but Fishlabs, the German developer behind the hugely succesful franchise, has decided to do something a little different for the next entry. Step forward Galaxy on Fire - Alliances, a free to play massively multiplayer RTS that sees you taking control of one of three different species - the Terrans, Vossk and Nivelians - and using your tactical nous, diplomacy skills, and resource management knowledge to take over a hitherto unexplored part of the cosmos. “Never before in the eight years of our existence have we worked on a title with a team as big as the Alliances team,“ s…


New trailer for Blitz Brigade

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
New trailer for Blitz Brigade

Two bits of news have just been released for Gameloft's upcoming multiplayer FPS, Blitz Brigade. First, there's a new gameplay trailer, which you can check out at the bottom of the article. Second, the game has been soft released in France. For those who don't know what that means, essentially the game has been given a small scale release in a single territory to test how it works and make sure it's robust enough for a global release. It also means, thanks to some Google Translate magic, we've been able to dig up some more info about the game. It looks like there are going to be five classes to choose from - soldier, gunner, doctor, sniper, and stealth agent (we expect that'll become secre…


Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

It looks like Real Racing 3 might be closer than we thought, after an eagle eyed member of the PocketGamer team spotted EA and Firemonkeys's high quality racer in the Game Center list of EA marketing guru Ben Clarke. If it's on a Game Center list, that means it must have been approved by Apple, and if it's been approved by Apple, that means it should be with us in the next few days. We've already shown you a couple of developer diaries in the past couple of months, so no doubt you're as excited as we are by the news. PG reports that there are 65 achievements to unlock in the game, and at least 40 different cars for you to collect and race on tracks from all across the world. We…


Random Heroes 2 details emerge

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Random Heroes 2 details emerge

Ravenous Games has released some new information on the upcoming Random Heroes 2. You might know Ravenous as the developer behind the League of Evil series, or the recent, really enjoyable platformer Infestor. Random Heroes 2 is set to follow in the pixel style footsteps of Ravenous's earlier games, but they've made a few tweaks to try and assuage the problems fans had with the first game. The controls are now customisable, you can move backwards and shoot forwards, and a sliding fire button lets you take control of your vertical aim. There'll be more 3 zones to blast your way through, each with 30 levels and a boss battle at the end. Throw in crystal skulls and stars you can collec…


Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

After a succesful semi-launch on the Canadian App Store, Fathom Interactive has unleashed their steampunk style flying cart racer world wide. Featuring plenty of characters and tracks, the game is available for free right now on iOS and Kindle Fire, and should be available on Android devices in the coming days. The game is the latest entrant into the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra series, and features artwork from renowned pop-art surrealist Camille d'Errico. Fathom are promising weekly content updates, including new characters and tracks. You can grab the game for your iOS device right now by clicking here, or stick around and check out the CG launch trailer below.…


Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys has released a new developer diary for their upcoming racer, Real Racing 3, that sheds some light on the innovative new multiplayer modes that have been created for the game and giving us some more footage of the gorgeous looking game in motion. Asynchronous multiplayer is the order of the day, but it features a few new twists too, with the ghost cars you're racing against now more physical than ever. You can use them as makeshift brakes, clip their wheels, and generally drive like the person you're racing against didn't set their time a couple of days ago. There's still no concrete release date for the game, but it is expected sometime early this year. Until then, you'll just…


Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

Finnish super-developer Rovio has released a new content update for its IP mashing physics puzzler Angry Birds Star Wars which adds 20 more levels to the force themed, avian flinging adventure. Set after the battle on the ice planet Hoth, the new level pack takes you through an asteroid field that's packed with dangers, including pig-ified versions of the skittering, bat-like mynocks, who have a tendency to nibble on the power cables of space ships. There are pig troopers to contend with as well, and plenty of gravity wells to sling the bird-versions of your childhood heroes around as you try and grab the high score and take down the evil empire. It's just like being in the movies. The…


Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

If you were a fan of playing Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 on the go, then we've got some bad news for you. Unfortunately, due to poor sales, the 4th part of the story isn't going to be appearing on iOS or Android devices. Speaking on Twitter, Robert Boyd, one half of Zeboyd Games, the developers behind the series, revealed that "Our mobile games & ports haven't done so well so the new PA RPG will only be on PC & XBLIG. Apologies to fans of iOS/Mac/Android." Then followed it up by saying "We'd love to put our games on every platform available but we're a two-man operation and want to be able to keep making new games." It's a shame, because while the last…


Glu releases Gun Bros 2 trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Glu releases Gun Bros 2 trailer

It's been more than two years since the first Gun Bros came out, which is a lifetime in the smartphone and tablet gaming world. Let's put it this way, when Gun Bros came out, Infinity Blade was still a month away and people were being charmed by how shiny their first generation iPad looked. Gun Bros 2 has actually been around for a couple of months now, albeit in beta form and only available from the Canadian App Store, but a trailer released by Glu today suggests that a global release isn't too far away. There's no gameplay footage to speak of, but according to the Canadian App Store you can expect vehicle rampages, plenty of guns, exotic locations, and plenty of evil scum bags to riddle…


Gameloft releases new Blitz Brigade trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Gameloft releases new Blitz Brigade trailer

There aren't that many multiplayer shooters for your iOS device, and those that there are often have a few problems that keep them from being as enjoyable as they should be. It looks like Gameloft is trying to fix that with Blitz Brigade. The game owes more than a little to Battlefield Heroes and Team Fortress 2, although if you're going to borrow ideas from cartoon style multiplayer blasters, you may as well choose two of the best. Set during an alternate World War 2, the game is all about picking a class and doing as much damage as you can to the opposing team. The classes you can play as all look pretty standard, from the muscular, heavy weapon toting brute to the lithe, sneaky sniper,…


Year Walk might come out in February

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 8 months ago
Year Walk might come out in February

"Have you ever been lost in the forest, and you realise that you are walking in circles? That is a scary and confusing feeling. We have tried to capture that feeling in this game."  Year Walk by Simogo, the developer behind Beat Sneak Bandit, has been on our most wanted list ever since it was first announced. With its creepy, atmospheric trailers and mysterious teases, we could spend hours speculating about the game. Thankfully it looks like we're not going to have to do that for much longer, because over on the development blog, Simogo has suggested that the game could be out as soon as next month. Year Walk is still wrapped in a veil of secrecy though, with little information about…


Temple Run 2 jogs briskly onto Android

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Temple Run 2 jogs briskly onto Android

Just over a week after iOS gamers got to grab the idol for the second time, players with Android devices can now try and outrun a vengeful monkey king in Imangi's Temple Run 2. You can check out our review of the iOS version by clicking here. Temple Run 2 doesn't add much to the 3D endless running template laid down by its predecessor, but it remains an entertaining sprint along a crumbly temple wall all the same, and even throws in hillocks, bends, zip wires, and mine carts to keep you on your toes. If you're looking for some fast, fun, twitchy running on your Android device, you could do a lot worse than heading over to the Google Play Store and grabbing this litle gem for free. Or maybe…


Redneck Revenge coming soon to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Redneck Revenge coming soon to iOS

Are you sick of killing zombies on your iOS device yet? If not, Bulkypix has a new game coming out soon that's going to try and sate that violent, undead mulching lust once and for all. And throw some rednecks into the mix as well. Redneck Revenge: A Zombie Roadtrip is a cartoon adventure starring a bar owning redneck called Red who suddenly finds himself inundated by flesh hungry creatures of the night. There are 30 levels to shoot through, and plenty of zombies to turn into piles of guts. We've embedded a teaser trailer below, so you can get an idea of what to expect from the game when it hits the App Store in the not too distant future. In the meantime, you should probably get in some p…