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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

Year Walk might come out in February

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 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, 2 years, 3 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, 2 years, 4 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…

Namco Bandai bringing Tekken card battler to iOS and the real world

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Namco Bandai bringing Tekken card battler to iOS and the real world

Where Capcom has been brave and bold in bringing its fighting franchises to mobile devices, Namco has been a little less forthcoming, with a port of Dreamcast classic Soul Calibur being their only real foray into the world of pocket gaming. Well, all that is set to change with the release of Tekken Card Tournament, although if you were looking for the high octane thrills and spills of an intricately woven 3D combat system transposed perfectly onto your iPhone or iPad, you're probably going to be a bit disappointed. Instead you're getting a deck building, free to play card battler set in the Tekken universe. Rather than tapping out punches and kicks, you'll throw down digital cards in ord…

Super Hexagon arrives on Android

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Super Hexagon arrives on Android

It's fair to say that we loved Super Hexagon. If you don't believe us, why not go read our review of Terry Kavanagh's mind warping, reaction testing abstraction of the platform game. When you've done that, come back here and we'll tell you the good news. Sorted? Good. Well, the news is good if you own an Android device, because Super Hexagon is now available from the Google Play Store. If that's enough to convince you to stop reading and go download, you can do that by clicking here. If you need a little more persuading, how about the fact that the Android version is currently on sale at a discount of 66%, which means you can pick it up for less than a dollar.  You'll need an Android…

Magic Pixel Games announces Stick To It

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Magic Pixel Games announces Stick To It

Magic Pixel Games has released an announcement trailer for their upcoming iOS puzzle platformer Stick To It, and it looks like it's going to be an intriguing mix of one finger gameplay and cartoon visuals. The team behind the game is made up of Boom Blox developers, which gives Stick To It a little more pedigree than your average iOS puzzler. There'll be 80 levels to work your way through, with more to come after launch in free updates. You'll be able to grab the game for nothing when it comes out, but only for the first 72 hours, after which it'll go back up to its full price of $1.99. Interestingly, Magic Pixel Games has also stated that the game will be free from microtransactions, whic…

Firemonkeys releases dev diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Firemonkeys releases dev diary for Real Racing 3

It's fair to say that Real Racing 3 is one of the best looking iOS games out there. From the moment we first saw its sleek lins and gorgeous lighting, we've been champing at the bit waiting to get our hands on the game. Well, we've still got a little longer to wait before we can drive real cars around real tracks on our iPhones and iPads, but Firemonkeys has just released a new dev diary showcasing some of the tracks we can look forward to come February. Some of the in game graphics still look absolutely stunning, and the focus on real world tracks and cars looks set to make Real Racing 3 live up to its name. We'll keep you posted as to when the game's finally going to land, but in the mea…

Badlands confirmed for March launch

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Badlands confirmed for March launch

Frog Mind Games has confirmed that their upcoming, side-scrolling action adventure title for iOS devices Badlands is likely to hit the App Store in March. They've also confirmed that the game will feature four player, same device competitive multiplayer. The game takes place in a forest and looks absolutely gorgeous. You control a blobby denizen of the woods who has to uncover the deep dark secret that lurks behind the trees. With physics based gameplay and a good dollop of imagination, Badlands is unlike most things you've ever seen. Throw in the aforementioned four player multiplayer, which lets you take on friends and foes in dangerous races through spike filled forest tracks, and you'r…

Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

Ravenous Games, the developer behind the League of Evil series among other things, has announced that their next game, Infestor, will be squelching its way onto the App Store on the 17th of January. Following in the footsteps of League of Evil, the game is a pixel-styled platformer. The twist here is that the green alien blob you control can't do everything on its own, so you need to infest characters dotted around the level in order to take over their bodies and use their special skills. There are 60 levels for you to work your way through, and plenty of fiendish traps and puzzles for you to get past in each. Ravenous Games has a nack for creating bite sized, hardcore platforming adventur…

Undead Soccer coming January 17th

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Undead Soccer coming January 17th

Developer CGMatic has teamed up with BulkyPix to release a new take on the flick football genre, Undead Soccer. Rather than using your finger kills to score goals, here you'll use them to hold back waves of everyone's favourite iOS enemy, zombies. The game sees you taking control of a star player who gets sent off half way through a match. After a shower and a sleep, you awake to find that everyone in the world has been turned into a flesh munching creature of the night, and only your silky footballing skills can save you. Cue lots of football flicking, as well as plenty of boosts and bonuses, as you work your way through a variety of stadia and scenarios, kicking balls in the faces of the…

Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

Ghostbusters is a new freemium title from Beeline, the developer behind the likes of Smurf Village and Snoopy's Street Fair. You shouldn't let that put you off though, because it looks like there's a lot of promise in this new, fully licensed game. Starring all of your favourite Ghostbusters, the game sees you defending New York from paranormal threats. With a hand drawn, cartoon look, and a mission based system, comparisons could be drawn between this and Double Fine's Middle Manager of Justice. So you'll be busting ghosts, and building up a team of different Ghostbusters, each with their own specialisations. There are 'busters that heal, 'busters that trap ghosts with goo, and your stand…

Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

The number of scam apps on the App Store has been on the increase, and Apple hasn't really been doing much to protect their customers from them. That is until now, with new rules going into force over night. One of the ways scammers got around Apple's vetting process was to submit an app with the correct screenshots, name and description, then change everything wholesale once the app had passed review. Thankfully that's now a thing of the past. In a short statement on their developer blog, Apple had the following to say: "Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an upd…

Time Surfer slides onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Time Surfer slides onto iOS

The developer of the pretty impressive Bean's Quest, Kumobios, has released its next game onto the App Store. Called Time Surfer, it's a mix of Tiny Wings, saturday morning cartoons, and the end of the world. You play as the titular surfer and have to slide your way through the undulating apocalypse at the end of time, collecting gems and cake, and generally having a jolly old time before the fire at the end of the universe catches up with you and you blink out of existence. The big twist here though is the ability to rewind your mistakes. Grab enough gems and you can scroll back a few seconds, cancelling out a mistake and keeping your run going that little bit longer. There are special ch…

IGF finalists announced, Super Hexagon and Year Walk up for awards

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
IGF finalists announced, Super Hexagon and Year Walk up for awards

It's that time of year again, awards season, and while the IGF might have had a shuffle round of their categories, dropping the mobile game section altogether, that doesn't mean there aren't iOS titles vying for some tltles. Four, in fact, have made the shortlists. Simogo's yet to be released, creepy looking adventure Year Walk is up for Excellence in Visual Art; LiquidSkitch for iPad is up for Technical Excellence; Terry Cavanagh's superlative Super Hexagon is up Excellence in Design; and musical tower defence game Bad Hotel is up for Excellence in Audio. It's certainly an eclectic bunch of picks, and it's sad to see that there are no mobile games up for the grand prize, although Sup…

NVIDIA announces new Android powered handheld console

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
NVIDIA announces new Android powered handheld console

CES 2013 is set to kick off today in Las Vegas, but we've already had the first big surprise of the show in the shape of NVIDIA's Project Shield, a portable, Android powered console that also streams PC games into the palms of your hand. Powered by the forthcoming Tegra 4 processor, which features a dedicated 72 core GPU as well as a quad core Cortex-A15, it's fair to say that Project Shield packs more punch than any Android device that's available on the market now. Couple that with a five inch screen that runs at a resolution of 1280x720, giving it a PPI of 294, and the fact that using a wireless connection you can stream games from your NVIDIA powered PC direct to your handheld, and you…