It's Saint Patrick's Day. It's a time to get together with your friends and drink copious amounts of sludgey black beer while wearing silly hats. What could be better?
Well I guess we could celebrate some of the Irish-developed games that you can download and play on the App Store right now. That'd probably be more interesting and culturally relevant, y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.
As ever you can click on the emboldened name of the games below to download them. And if you've got your own Irish-developed fancy then make sure you stick it in the comments all the way down there at the bottom of the article.
A big, casual RTS that sees you taking command of a fleet of spaceships in a stylised representation of the universe. It's all smooth lines and cutesy interpretations of giant space-faring battleships.
There are a huge amount of levels here, and if you're a fan of the strenght-in-numbers style of RTS then you're going to lap up everything that the game has to offer.
You need to watch how much energy you're expending on each scrap, use special moves to gain the advantage, and figure out ways around hostile terrain like asteroids.
A game that's all about relaxing exploration. It uses a slightly strange control system to let you swoop your way through abstract levels that are full of objects to collect.
It's sort of like if Snake was developed under the influence of certain drugs. And that's absolutely fine by me.
There's a musical twang to proceedings, and a story about returning colour to the darkended areas of the universe. Which all sounds like a pretty good reason to give the game a go.
A gorgeous looking cartoon runner that owes a lot to the Rayman stable of mobile games. But it's got its own stuff going for it as well.
There are different characters to unlock, new sidekicks to try out, and plenty more going on as well. It's smooth too, in the way that the best auto-runners need to be.
And on top of that you've got high-score chasing so you can show your friends who's the best at running through the beautifully animated cartoon environments.