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Digital edition of classic board game Talisman receives multiplayer update

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 4 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, 1 week, 4 days 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, 1 week, 5 days 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, 1 week, 5 days 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, 1 week, 6 days 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, 1 day 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 3 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, 3 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…


Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, and more

News By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, and more

It's Wednesday once again, so that can only mean one thing: New games on the App Store at midnight! To guide you through the best of them, join Peter and I for Eye on the App Store, our weekly show in which we take a look at the most exciting new releases 24-hours before they are released. Expect to see the long-awaited port of real-time roguelike space-sim FTL: Faster Than Light. We'll also be looking at the pretty and intricate platform-puzzler Monument Valley. There’ll likey be some other treats too... quite possibly a taster of Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance, and the second act of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf. Join us live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EDT over on the…


Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Space rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light is warping on to the App Store at midnight

Wonderful starship rougelike FTL: Faster Than Light has finally made its way from PC to the iPad, where it will be landing on the App Store at midnight tonight. For those of you unaware of the Kickstarter success that is Subset Games's FTL: Faster Than Light, it's a rougelike that casts you as a starship captain being pursued through space. Warping haphazardly from point to point, you can never be certain whether you are about encounter friendly aliens who will offer to repair your beaten ship, or a barrage as meteors that will destroy what remains of your shields. You have to manage your resources, prioritising what perks to construct and which items to repair at each stage of your journ…


Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

Mixing Wacky Races with Angry Piggies, Minority Media’s vehicle constructing puzzler Loco Motors came screeching onto the App Store a couple of weeks back.  Your main objective in Loco Motors is simple: make it to the finish line. To do this, the construction puzzler has you build your own vehicle, which you must steer over jumps, lumps, and bumps. Creating your automobile a simple task thanks to the games intuitive interface. You can draw, move, and erase the frame by selecting the relevant option from the bottom of the screen. Its a similar story for all of the other parts too, which can simply be dragged into your construction window before automatically rotating an…


Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

Curve Digital Games fantastically sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. has just had it price slashed, meaning you can now steal a copy for just 99p / 99c. Guiding a tiny clone around a lethal laboratory maze of death, your only goals in Stealth Inc. are to survive and escape. Leaping and sneaking through each levels’ various puzzles, you will have to stick to the shadows as you deactivate all the traps and avoid traps on your way to the exit. It is challenging fun,as the ingenious puzzles require a blend of insight and experimentation to solve. Luckily, the game’s impressive art direction means that you have all the information you need to solve each challenge. This extended…