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Endless-run-and-gunner John Mad Run is available for free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Endless-run-and-gunner John Mad Run is available for free on the App Store

Happymagenta’s new endless runner John Mad Run has just dashed onto iPhone and iPad. You take control of John as he runs for his life through a series of industrial levels. John is wanted dead, not alive, so you'll have to slice, shoot, and burn your attackers without remorse if you want to survive. As the trailer below shows, John Mad Run follows fairly a standard endless-runner formula. You must jump between three paths, avoiding or killing enemies as you see fit. Footsoldiers are occasionally accompanies by larger enemies such as tanks, so you'll need to rifle through your arsenal to find something sturdy enough to blow the tracks off a Panzer. If that sounds like your pa…


Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Clan Wars update brings real-time versus battles to Clash of Clans

The phenomenon that is Supercell’s Clash of Clans just got a little more phenomenal, with the arrival of the long awaited head-to-head battles in new Clan Wars update. Clan Wars lets you pit your clan against others from around the world in real time. No longer will you be restricted to sending your barbarians to ravege your opponent’s village while they sleep. Instead, you can now meet them face-to-face on the field of battle. Leading your army to victory over your opponent’s forces will not simply earn you bragging rights. Your clans will clash on specially designed battlefields brimming with bonus loot for you to collect. The Clan Wars update is live right now, and…


See exclusive footage of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 6 days ago
See exclusive footage of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

As you may have heard, Fox accidentally released Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff onto the App Store 48 hours early. Assuming it was a soft-launch rather than an accident, may people started posting videos of the game on YouTube, and streaming gameplay on Twitch. However, within hours of the app's appearance, reports appeared saying that FOX was flagging YouTube videos containing footage of the game. What's more, AppSpy community member HansKaosu had his Twitch account shut down altogether, apparantly as a result of streaming the game live. Given that the game had publicly appeared on the App Store, and that no-one did anything remotely illegal in downloading it, it seems a bit harsh that p…


Episode 3 of Telltale's noir fairytale The Wolf Among Us slinks onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 6 days ago
Episode 3 of Telltale's noir fairytale The Wolf Among Us slinks onto the App Store tonight

The third episode of Telltales's adventure gameThe Wolf Among Us is coming to the App Store at midnight tonight. Titled 'A Crooked Mile' continues to follow the big bad sheriff, Bigby Wolf, as he investigates a string of murders in Fabletown. As always, the choices you have made in the previous episodes will impact events in the third chapter. Will Bigby release his inner animal, or remain a wolf in sheep’s clothing? It's up to you to decide. As you can see from the trailer, the combination of fairytale characters and film noir stylings give the game an impressive  Be warned, however, if you haven’t finished previous chapters, then the trailer could spoil a few…


Digital edition of classic board game Talisman receives multiplayer update

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 6 days ago
Digital edition of classic board game Talisman receives multiplayer update

Based on Games Workshops's Talisman board game, Talisman Prologue HD came to the App Store nearly a year ago. Now, it has finally received its long promised multiplayer update, allowing you to quest with friends locally or online. Developed by Nomad Games, Talisman Prologue HD was well received when it released last year, despite only featuring a single player campaign. However, the boardgame was originally designed to be played by numerous players at once. With 10 different characters choose from, each with their own strengths and alignments, playing with friends ensures almost endless ways for the game's 50 scenarios to unfold. Board game fans who haven’t grabbed a copy of Talis…


Glowforth to release chilly platform adventure Last Inua as soon as April 23rd

News By Glen Fox, 2 weeks ago
Glowforth to release chilly platform adventure Last Inua as soon as April 23rd

Glowforth will release their debut title Last Inua on the App Store in a couple of weeks. Last Inua is a platform adventure in which you take control of an Inuit father and son duo - Ataataq and Hiko respectively - who are on a quest to save the world. You see, their world of the mythical North is under attack by the ancient demon Tonrar. And, as it transpires, Hiko, a boy gifted with supernatural powers, may be the only one who can save it. These abilities allow Hiko to turn into a ball of light to follow a set path through the air. He can also create a path of light which allows him and his father to easily navigate difficult, or non-existant, terrain. It is up to Ataataq, then, to p…


Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks ago
Minecraft developer's turn-based strategy game Scrolls is coming to iPad

Mojang, developer of Minecraft, has just announced it is bringing its turn-based strategy game Scrolls to iPad. Already available on PC, Scrolls combines collectable card game elements with hex-based strategy combat. You must build an army from by acquiring hero cards, and then do battle on against the AI, or face-off against human foes online.. Today's announcement not only revealed that the game is coming to iPad, but also that Mojang would be enlisting the help of Ludosity, developer of Magicka, to port the game to touchscreen. There is still no word on a release date for the iPad port of Scrolls, but more news is promised soon. Expect updates as we get them. Source: Scrolls Bl…


Arcade racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush has been soft-launched in Canada

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks ago
Arcade racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush has been soft-launched in Canada

Sega's mobile spin-off of the Crazy Taxi series, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, has just been soft launched in Canada. If, like us, the sound of the sound of The Offspring's 'All I Want' still makes you want to jump over KFC in a bright yellow taxi, then you might be feeling pretty stoked about now. Crazy Taxi: City Rush features a whole new city to speed around as you pick up passengers and deliver them to their destination. Successfully completing missions and challenges will help you earn more cash, enabling you to customise your cab, and open up more areas of the city to gain access to bigger fares. This plays into the game's free-to-play elements, with you able to speed…


Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

Warballoon’s enterprising take on the roguelike genre, Star Command, has just had its price cut on the App Store. Star Command wears its sci-fi influences on its sleeve. You must take control of a starship as it explores the galaxy, helping those in need and battling any blood thirsty speicies you encounter. As you upgrade your ship new abilities and crew are unlocked, all conveniently colour coded in true Star Trek fashion. As you meet hostile species you will find yourself battling them both inside and outside the ship. You will have to repel invaders utilising all kinds of devious tactics, while trying to build enough power for your lasers blast their ship from the sky. T…


Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

Cutesy point-and-click adventure game Tiny Thief has just received an update which gives you access to a brand new chapter. Titled Bewitched, Tiny Thief's new level sees the King kidnapped by the Wicked Witch. Taking control of the pint-sized pilferer, it is your task to rescue him from her evil clutches. You can only fight fire with fire, however, so this episode has the little tea-leaf turning to the dark arts in order to fight off the witch’s spells. We really enjoyed Tiny Thief’s mix of platform and adventure elements. Its charming art style and clever puzzles earned it a strong recommendation, despite its relatively ease and brevity of the six original adventur…


Collect 1,000 coins in the Angry Birds Star Wars II Galactic Giveaway

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Collect 1,000 coins in the Angry Birds Star Wars II Galactic Giveaway

Angry Birds Star Wars II has just received the new Galactic Giveaway update, scattering 1,000 coins of in-game currency throughout the game. The coins have been hidden throughout Angry Birds Star Wars II’s existing levels, so you're going to have to revisit stages if you want to find all 1,000. Once collected, the coins can be used to permanently unlock more of the game's cast from the store. The inclusion of a collectable currency actually solves one of the few complaints we had about Angry Birds Star Wars II, when we reviewed it last year, by easing its reliance on in-app purchases. This Galactic Giveaway is not limited to coins, however. Carbonite Rewards add another w…


Defend alien towers instead of blowing them up in script-flipping final act Anomaly Defenders

News By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Defend alien towers instead of blowing them up in script-flipping final act Anomaly Defenders

11 bit studios has announced the final chapter in its Anomaly series will turn the established tower-offence gameplay the franchise is known for on its head, putting you in control of the aliens as they defend themselves against an invading human army. Titled Anomaly Defenders, this third act (which was preceded by Anomaly Warzone Earth, Anomaly Korea, and Anomaly 2) appears to be a more traditional tower-defence game.  You're charged with fighting off the advancing human forces by erecting towers, and then upgrading them to improve their firepower and efficiency. These towers will have "special powers" which you'll be able to trigger in times of extreme crisis. In some ways, its o…


Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf revisited the classic ‘80s gamebook genre, adding a new action twist with its quick-time event battle system. As of today, the second act of the game’s four part season ha become available. To celebrate this, you can currently download the first part for free. Act Two of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf - which is titled Forest Hunt - moves the story to the Sunken Forest as you continue your journey through the Kingdom of Sommerlund. It brings with it a host of new choices and 3D locations in your ongoing battle against the Darklords of Helgedad. Forest Hunt also introduces a new enemy: The Gourgaz. THis is one of Joe Dever’s more iconic monsters, wh…


Lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is out now

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is out now

Developer Eutechnyx's lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance has just been released on iPhone and iPad. Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is set on the planet of Piscina IV, during one of the universe's legendary conflicts. You can choose between taking control of the planet's 100 Dark Angel Space Marine defenders, or the invading Ork Waaagh! army, as they battle for control of the world. Both armies march towards each other across five lanes, with heavy units at the end of each lane providing support. Both sides have their own 50+ mission campaign. Both sides open up unique tech trees, plus a collection of species-specific powers and weapons. Some of…


Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired card game Hearthstone has been soft-launched on iPad

News By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired card game Hearthstone has been soft-launched on iPad

Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired collectible card game (CCG) Hearthstone has just been soft launched on iPad in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Created by Team 5, a cluster of programmers within Blizzard, the game draws upon their experiences playing CCGs like Magic: The Gathering, and Jihad in the '80s. However, while this turn-based battler won't have you engaging in raids or grinding for wolves toes, Hearthstone is still firmly embedding in the Warcraft mythology. You choose your class from a familiar list (Warrior, Mage, Paladin etc.), and then do battle against the A.I., or another human opponent. The game already has 10 million registered users thanks to the beta release of t…