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Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Feature By Peter Willington, 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Docking Sequence is from the same developer what made Air Supply SOS - that very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. In Docking Sequence we see that the developer has made... uh... well... a very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. And that's super awesome news if you're after a new skill based endless action game. Docking Sequence has you landing endless numbers of space ships at increasingly dangerous space bases, all with a couple of swipes of a screen, and it's jam-packed with little sci-fi references too. Here's what it looks like; Like what you've seen? Grab it on the App Store for 99c / 69p. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Feature By Peter Willington, 14 hours, 31 minutes ago
Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Dark Fear is exciting stuff, not simply because it's mashing together a whole bunch of different genres. I mean okay, that's definitely a big part of why Dark Fear has me in a froth. Who wouldn't want to play something that's an almighty blend of Riven, Wizardry, and Home? But more than that, Dark Fear has this constant atmosphere of tension and a feeling of unease pervading throughout, whether that's through encounters with enemies that you only scrape through or the gloomy and oppressive world which you need to make your way through. I went hands-on with an early build, here's what the game looks like in motion.…


The big AppSpy festive giveaway

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 day, 9 hours ago
The big AppSpy festive giveaway

To celebrate the season and the end of a most excellent year here at AppSpy, we've collected a whole bunch of swag for one lucky reader to walk away with! The competition's only open for 25 hours, so scroll down and read how to enter post-haste! In addition to a particularly exclusive AppSpy sticker set, the winner will be celebrating Yuletide with all of the following lovely stuff: Team 17 Worms plushSuper Sheep T-shirt (Large)Worms T-shirt (Large) with nine classic weapons emblazoned on the frontWorms holy hand grenade pin badge (x2) Armor Games Gemini Strike recruit launch kit with recruitment letter, two special issue T-shirts, and adhesive set; all packed in a neato genuine…


Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 day, 12 hours ago
Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Ruben is Sleepy has something in common with bullet-hell shmup Ikaruga: it has a polarity shifting mechanic which forces you to switch the coloured charge of the hero to stay alive. However, as Ikaruga doesn't have you tumbling ever downwards through a nightmarish world of TV sets sporting pictures of cats, or sunsets, or whatever else you fevered brain cooks up, that's where the similarities end. What the hell am I talking about? Check out the video above to find out.…


Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 day, 14 hours ago
Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Galcon was a smart and sexy little strategy game. The simple premise (conquer all the planets onscreen before your opponent ) and intuitive tap-to-attack controls made it a perfect fit for short bursts of touchscreen gaming. The sequel, Galcon 2, is set to hit the App Store later tonight. There have a been a few changes, both to the multiplayer aspect and the payment model. Do these tweaks improve the experience? Check out the video above to learn more.…


Top 4 iOS games coming to Android this week

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 days, 10 hours ago
Top 4 iOS games coming to Android this week

The Gods are favouring us this week, Android fans, as a lot of hit iOS titles are making the difficult trek over to Android in time for Christmas. Still no news of an Oceanhorn port, though - for shame! We've got a bit handsy with a few of these titles in the past, so you'll most likely be hearing the well-toned voices and reasoned critical opinions of the AppSpy team instead of some trailer acting all official-like.  1. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Hearthstone has bossed the App Store in terms of card-based battling, though it has got a serious competitor in Magic: The Gathering. Shame we've had to wait so long - around eight months in fact - but better l…


Top 5 Temple Run alternatives on Android

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 days, 5 hours ago
Top 5 Temple Run alternatives on Android

Temple Run is still the undisputed champion of auto-runners no matter what mobile platform you're on. Unfortunately, due to its success, a lot of awesome alternatives get completely looked over - especially on Android, where the market is flooded with cheap and tacky alternatives. Not to worry, AppSpies - we're here to help. We've played a whole bunch of them and seperated the wheat from the chaff to bring you this epic list of Temple Run alternatives on Android.  1. Run Forrest Run Who doesn't want to play an auto-runner based on Forrest Gump? This one is more like a cartoon version, with colourful graphics, larger than life versions of the characters, and events that just…


Hands-on with Dead Run, the game which lets you hit home runs with zombie skulls

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 days, 13 hours ago
Hands-on with Dead Run, the game which lets you hit home runs with zombie skulls

Yes, it's a game with running and zombies in it. We know, okay.We don't make the damn things, we just cover them. Stop looking at us like that. Look, it exists, and there's nothing we can do about it now. Best we all just watch the video above, and then move on with our lives. …


Hands-on with Yellow House, the point-and-click adventure which lets you put rats on the heads of old men

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 days, 16 hours ago
Hands-on with Yellow House, the point-and-click adventure which lets you put rats on the heads of old men

I'm not sure how to describe Yellow House. In the simplest terms, it's a point-and-click adventure about memory - specifically, one man's ability to recall his past In practical terms, it's a game about dragging men off the ceiling, turning mutant rats into house cats, and transforming a hotel patron into a hat stand. You'd best watch the video above. It'll make things much clearer.…


A glimpse of 2015 - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Danny Russell, 4 days, 8 hours ago
A glimpse of 2015 - AppSpy's Sunday Service

It's Sunday! Oh, hope I didn't wake you up from your lie-in there. Time for our regular round-up of the happenings this week on AppSpy. Peter was away this week, but thankfully James and Glen manned the news, features, and latest hands-on to make sure we stayed alive and well. The Big Stories 1. The Banner Saga 2 was confirmed to be on its way to mobile. 2. The ride continues in new adventure game Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect. 3. Borderlands Online will be a Chinese free-to-play series spin-off. 4. The Witcher Battle Arena, a MOBA spin-off softlaunches in Sweden. 5. Our sister site Pocket Gamer gives away five games in its advent calendar. Stay tuned for five more this coming week!…


6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 9 hours ago
6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

There's a dedicated community of gamers playing Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown looking to perfect their aim with a bow and arrow. Most of them are trying to shoot the little gingerbread man on the top of the stickman's head, but some of them aren't. Some of them are trying to shoot the stickman in the crotch, attempting (no doubt) to ellicit the most painful yelp they possibly can, and then capturing the moment for eternity and publishing it on Everyplay. Each to their own, here are the six best... Blam, right in the jewels. Ouch. Owowowowowowowowow. Oh my goodness. These are starting to make me feel a bit ill now. That's really gonna smart in the morning. Found…


Hands-on with Polyform, the game which lets you grope a Rubiks cube in space

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 13 hours ago
Hands-on with Polyform, the game which lets you grope a Rubiks cube in space

Okay, so that title may not be entirely accurate. Polyform is a game about cubes - specifically, a cluster of multi-coloured cubes floating in the cosmos. It's your job to add similarly coloured cubes to this weightless congregation of angles, and vapourise segments of the structure block by block. So yeah, it's a colour-matching puzzler. However, the 3D twist turns it into something a little different, and kinda cool. Check out the video above to see what I mean.…


Hands-on with Papers, Please, the excellent and sobering border control nightmare

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 16 hours ago
Hands-on with Papers, Please, the excellent and sobering border control nightmare

You probably already know about Papers, Please. Critics and players alike gave been singing the game's praises ever since it arrived on PCs late last year. Thankfully for iOS players, this fascinating and troubling glimpse into the life of a border control officer located on the perimiter of a fictional, totalitarian state is now live on the App Store. I went hands-on with the iPad build to see whether the mobile version has crossed the App Store borders in tact.…


Hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands, the sassy, tappy Telltale adventure series

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands, the sassy, tappy Telltale adventure series

There's no escaping Telltale at the moment. With the debut episode of its new Game of Thrones series hitting iOS last week, you'd think they'd let iPhone and iPad owners catch their breath before unleashing another IP onto the mobile platform. Instead, the team barely paused to sip a martini and light a cigar with a $100 bill before unleashing Tales from the Borderlands onto the App Store. For those not in the know, the game is a narrative-driven take on Gearbox's hugely successful shooter franchise. To see what such a thing might look like, just check out the video above.…


The top 5 best seeds for Minecraft - Pocket Edition's latest update

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 week ago
The top 5 best seeds for Minecraft - Pocket Edition's latest update

Minecraft - Pocket Edition was crowned the top selling iPhone and iPad game in this year's iTunes Best of 2014 chart, So, it stands to reason that most of you iOS users will have played the blocky sensation at some point. It is regularly top of the best-selling game section on Google Play as well, so Androiders should also be well-versed in its ways by now. Anyway, onto these seeds. For those who don't know, they're essentially codes that you input into the level generator to enter a pre-built world. All of the old seeds are now unplayable thanks to the latest update, so we've gone ahead and picked five of the best ones we've found so far. 1. super pig You arrive in front of a…